GreenPlay, Lafayette team for park project
Last Updated: 15:25 October 1, 2012
Financial terms of the deal between Lafayette-based GreenPlay and the city of Lafayette were not immediately available.
With the new project, city officials expect to combine the existing Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan and the existing Open Space and Trails Master Plan into a new master plan, according to a press statement from the city.
As part of the project, the city launched the website www.ActiveLafayette.com to get community input. Omaha, Nebraska-based MindMixer and Denver-based ERO Resources Corp. also are involved in the project. MindMixer is the online discussion-forum company handling the website; ERO will handle ecological and natural-resource aspects of the plan, according to information available on the city of Lafayette's website.
Ideas generated by Lafayette residents on the website will help steer the direction of the new master plan, according to the press statement. Residents can receive points toward prizes when they make comments on the website. Prizes include things such as lunch at The Peaks Bar and Grill, greens fees and range balls at Indian Peaks Golf Club, passes to the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center, and private, guided tours of trails and open-space properties, according to the press statement.
"Extensive community outreach begins this fall with residents, property owners, businesses and other stakeholders given the chance to reinforce what they value; and reshape what they envision by guiding future investment in parks, recreation, open space and trails," said Monte Stevenson, director of parks, open space and golf in Lafayette, in the press statement.
For more information on the master-plan project visit the city of Lafayette's website at www.cityoflafayette.com/PROSTMasterPlan.
Residents who want to give input the old-fashioned way will be able to attend a series of meetings about the new master-plan process as well. Several meetings were held in September about the project. The next public input session is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Lafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Road.
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