Manatee shares Parks Master Plan progress and proposed action in November

  • Oct 23, 2017

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Oct. 23, 2017) – As the Manatee County Parks Master Plan nears completion, park lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will have three upcoming opportunities to have their voice heard on the future of parks, green spaces and trails throughout Manatee County, before the Master Plan is presented to County Commissioners for final approval.

 Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department, working with consultant Kimley-Horn and Associates, will host three meetings in November to update the public on the parks plan and give preliminary proposed action components of the master plan.  When complete, the Parks Master Plan will provide a 15-year blueprint for the county to develop and maximize recreation and open space amenities.

“As we work to identify needs for new parks and recreational opportunities, we are excited to share a draft plan of action that brings together public input and suggestions we have received into a blueprint for future park development,” said Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department Director Charlie Hunsicker.

The Parks Master Plan meeting schedule is as follows: 

  • Monday, Nov 6, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. West, Bradenton
  • Wednesday, Nov 8, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Parrish YMCA, 12214 US 301 North, Parrish
  • Thursday, Nov 9, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at John H. Marble Recreation Complex, 3675 53rd Ave East, Bradenton

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