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April 29, 2013

Up and running: County officials proud of parks, excited about the future

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“That area is underserved for parks,” Jeffers said. 

The plans are preliminary, but county officials said the goal is to provide public green space in park that could include a walking trail, shelter houses and a playground. The property, which is adjacent to Northside Christian Church, has natural features “that will make it attractive to people,” Klink said. 

Jeffers said adding a park in the northeastern portion of Floyd County would also alleviate some of the strain on Community Park. 

Don Lopp, Floyd County director of operations and county planner, said public input will be a major component in forming the master plan. 

“I think we’re excited about the opportunity to start with the five-year master plan, and we’ll have information on upcoming public outreach efforts sometime early this summer,” Lopp said. “We’ll have a set of community forums and other opportunities for public outreach so that we can devise a plan — one where there’s a lot of public input, and we’re meeting the goals of the public as it relates to parks.”

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