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City of Elyria to Gather Resident Input About The Future of Their Parks at Upcoming Town Hall Session

Sep 28, 2020

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ELYRIA, OH – The City of Elyria is seeking input from residents about what they want from their Parks and Recreation system. A Town Hall master planning session will be held on October 12 at 5:30pm at Thomas Shores South Recreation Center, located at 215 16th Street, Elyria, OH 44035.

“One of the top reasons Elyrians tell us they love living here is our great network of Parks,” shared Mayor Frank Whitfield. “During the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen residents of all ages taking advantage of the beauty right outside our doors — hiking, bicycling, bird watching, painting in the park — all safe activities during current conditions. Our goal is to further develop these assets with our community by asking what they want for the future of their City and how we can make our Parks and Recreational programming better, more accessible and more inclusive. This feedback will help us update our plans.”

Attendees will hear a presentation on the status of the most recent Master Plan and updates from the Mayor.

“Our goal is to make things better for Elyria. My life has been greatly shaped by what did and did not exist growing up in Elyria and I want us to all work together on our vision of what’s possible. This process is all about sharing our collective aspirations and with a focus on the needs for our youth, seniors, families, and community. Together we can build that future,” continued Whitfield.

Participants will be able to take a confidential online survey to share thoughts and perceptions about completed projects, proposed new projects, and experiences through the City’s website; surveys will also be mailed to a random sampling of Elyria households.

“We want to hear as many perspectives as possible.”

The Town Hall session will be socially distanced, and participants are required to wear masks. Registration isn’t required, however, in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, capacity will be limited. Elyria residents will have priority admission.

For more information about this event, visit www.cityofelyria.org, or call the Office of the Mayor at 440-326-1402.

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