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Parks and Recreation to Hold Community Meetings to Hear What Residents Want

June 28, 2010 (San Diego) -- The County of San Diego’s Department of Parks and Recreation plans to hold community meetings starting this week in Lakeside, Fallbrook, Pine Valley, Ramona and San Diego to hear from residents about what kind of county parks they want.

The County, which operates 61 parks, five community centers, two teen centers and 326 miles of trails, has hired a consultant, GreenPlay LLC, to do a study to determine what Park and Recreation services will be offered in unincorporated communities and what types of fees could support them.

Getting community input is essential, said County Parks and Recreation Director Brian Albright.

“Our residents’ thoughts and opinions are very important to us,” Albright said. “They know their communities better than anyone and we want to make sure they get the chance to tell us what kinds of parks they want as we move forward.”

Meeting dates and locations are as follows:

Schedule of Community Meetings
Tuesday June 29
6 p.m.
 San Diego Southwest High School
1685 Hollister St.
Wednesday June 30
3 p.m.
 Pine Valley  Pine Valley Community Club House
28890 Old Hwy 80
Wednesday June 30
6:30 p.m.
 Lakeside  Lakeside Community Center
9841 Vine St.
Thursday July 1
6 p.m.
 Fallbrook  Fallbrook Community Center
341 Heald Lane
Tuesday July 6
12 p.m. and 6 p.m.
 Spring Valley  Spring Valley Community Center
8735 Jamacha Blvd.
Wednesday July 7
6 p.m.
 San Diego  4S Ranch
16118 4S Ranch Pkwy
Thursday July 8
6:30 p.m.
 Ramona  Ramona Wellfield Community Center
434 Aqua Lane

 

Free refreshments will be provided. People who want to attend should RSVP by calling or e-mailing Sabrina Powell at (858) 966-1303 or Sabrina.powell@sdcounty.ca.gov. For more information about the study or the meetings, please call Karon Badalamenti at GreenPlay LLC at (303) 870-0021.

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