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File #: 14-0191    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/2/2014 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 6/10/2014 Final action:
Title: Presentation of Ideas for the Martin Luther King Jr. Park PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is for Tamara Sanders of Bicycle Pump Track, Maria Hitt of the Orange County Partnership for Young Children and Jeff Danner to share ideas for the development of Martin Luther King Jr. Park.
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Presentation of Ideas for the Martin Luther King Jr. Park
 
PURPOSE:  The purpose of this agenda item is for Tamara Sanders of Bicycle Pump Track, Maria Hitt of the Orange County Partnership for Young Children and Jeff Danner to share ideas for the development of  Martin Luther King Jr. Park.
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DEPARTMENT: Recreation and Parks Department
 
CONTACT INFORMATION: Anita Jones-McNair - 918-7381and Wendell Rodgers - 918-7371
 
INFORMATION: The first community input session for the Martin Luther King Jr Park design was held Wednesday, June 4th.  The ideas expressed included maintaining the natural beauty of the park and incorporating more natural and passive opportunities for children and families.
Prior to the input session, several ideas surfaced for the development of Martin Luther King Jr Park.  Alderman Haven-O'Donnell felt it would be beneficial to hear more about these ideas.
Tamara Sanders wants to educate the Board and community the concept of a pump track, the benefit to folks of all ages, and how it integrates into and bolsters our already biking community.  
Maria Hitt will provide an update on the community gardens currently located on the park property.   Jeff Danner has been working with Alderman Haven-O'Donnell, the NC Botanical Garden, the Xerces Foundation and the Pollinator Partnership on a proposal for a pollinator garden as an addition and companion to the community garden.
 
FISCAL & STAFF IMPACT: None at this time.
 
RECOMMENDATION:r It is recommended that the Board of Aldermen accept the information, share information the with master plan consultant Derek Williams of Site Solutions and provide staff direction.