Wednesday November 21, 2007
A master planning effort for Wyandotte Park that began last month continues on Thursday, November 29, with a second public meeting to discuss park improvements. The meeting takes place at 6 p.m. in the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, located within the park at 1010 Beecher Street.
This is the second in a series of public meetings to give citizens an opportunity to interact with Metro Parks officials and consultants from Environment Design Collaborative. The meetings will result in a new plan that will guide future improvements to the park as funding becomes available.
At the November 29 meeting, citizens can review and comment on an early draft of the master plan for Wyandotte Park; their feedback will guide revisions to the plan.
For those unable to attend the meeting, the draft master plan will be available for review in early December on the project's web site. At that site, participants can also sign up for an e-mail notification list for future meetings, view information about the project as it proceeds, and offer online feedback to the project team.
The planning effort was made possible with $85,000 in funding that was provided by Mayor Jerry Abramson and Metro Councilwoman Marianne Butler in the city's capital budget. A portion of those funds will also be used to begin implementing the master plan once it’s finalized. The project is part of Abramson’s City of Parks initiative to expand and improve the city’s park system.
In addition to the master planning project, the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to work with Metro Parks to improve youth baseball fields in the park and help start a new youth league there.
Wyandotte Park is a 25-acre park at Taylor Boulevard and Beecher Street that was designed in 1935. It currently includes tennis and basketball courts, a picnic shelter, restrooms, a playground, a walking path, baseball fields and a croquet court. The park also has an old outdoor swimming pool that was permanently closed after the 2006 summer season because of significant structural failures.