LUBBOCK, Texas — The City of Lubbock’s Parks and Recreation Department asked for citizen input on changes to the existing 83 parks within the city.
Kalee Robinson, a parks program coordinator for the City of Lubbock, said it’s all part of the 10-year Open Space Master Plan to help improve parks for current and future residents.
Robinson said the city selected Halff Associates to assess the needs of all the parks within the city. She said part of the process is also to incorporate citizen input, so the city has created five surveys for citizens to complete.
“We want to encompass everybody, every part of town,” said Robinson. “We want everybody to offer their input so that they feel like their quality of life is being enhanced.”
Meegan Honeyman, public relations coordinator for the city of Lubbock Parks and Recreation, said the plan is designed for changes to be made over time to accommodate population growth.
“The city of Lubbock has a 5 percent growth annually if we were to try to rush tis process, we wouldn’t be able to adapt to the rapid growth,” said Honeyman,”we want to be able to grow with the community as they come into Lubbock.
The city also said in a press release that they will be having an open house on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 5:30 p.m.08:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Banquet Hall for citizens to engage in discussions about the Master Plan.