Press Release – Colonial Beach, Parks, and Recreation Master Plan
Robert Duke, Parks and Recreation Director
Colonial Beach is seeking public input on the needs of the community to develop a Parks and Recreation Master Plan on Monday, January 23 & Wednesday, January 25th
The Colonial Beach, Parks and Recreation Department is developing a Parks and Recreation Master Plan. We want to hear from residents, business owners, special interest groups, and any other interested parties. We will be hosting a Community Workshop on Monday, January 23rd from 6-8pm at the Colonial Beach Elementary School gym. Everyone is encouraged to attend. A community survey will also be shared at this meeting and on the town’s media channels.
The Master Plan will look at the existing parks, recreational facilities, programs, and services, and determine the current and future level of services for the community based on public input. The plan will prioritize the needs and desires for upgrading and improving parks, recreational facilities, amenities, programs, and services.
In addition to this Community Workshop, a public meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 25th at 6-8pm at the Colonial Beach Elementary School gym to provide a presentation of information gathered from the workshop and focus groups. The results will be utilized to determine the priorities for the town’s recreational facilities and activities desired by our residents, what use patterns currently are, what barriers exist to usage, identify potential partnerships and how best to support the recreational needs of the community.
Colonial Beach has hired BerryDunn, a nationally-known parks and recreation management consulting firm to oversee the plan. If you have any questions regarding the Master Plan, please contact the Parks and Recreation office for further information.