Sugar Land’s future park plans result in unprecedented feedback participation
Citizens were recently asked for feedback on recreational activities at a future City park, and the response was tremendous – more than 1,200 people submitted suggestions.
The City is creating the concept plan for a 63-acre community park in Telfair at Easton Avenue and Chatham Avenue. The parkland also includes a two-acre historic cemetery.
Ideas submitted ranged from tennis, cricket, lacrosse and soccer to trails, swimming, basketball, pavilions, open space, picnic facilities and water parks.
“Our citizens told us what they’d like to see at this park, and we’re listening,” said City Manager Allen Bogard. “It’s a great example of citizen engagement. We’ll continue to look to our citizens as we seek their feedback on future parks projects.”
A consulting firm was hired in August to perform a preliminary engineering report. As part of the process, the City conducted a communitywide online survey to solicit citizen input for programming at the park.
A public meeting planned for the future will provide another opportunity for citizens to review proposed programming elements.
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