The City of Tempe is working on a Kiwanis Park Management Plan that will provide guidelines for future programming, amenities, facilities and operational needs of the park and Kiwanis Recreation Center. The community is invited to a public meeting on Sept. 9 to provide feedback on the research and input collected so far. There will be a presentation on the findings and staff will be available to answer questions about the project.
When: Monday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m.
Where: Aguilar Elementary School, 5800 S. Forest Ave.
Residents who can’t make the meeting can complete an online survey from Sept. 9-23 at tempe.gov/forum.
A public input process, including a survey and focus groups, began over the summer. Information for that effort, along with feedback collected at the meeting, will be used to help guide the draft management plan to ensure it reflects the needs and desires of the community.
The management planning process includes extensive research and analysis into how Kiwanis Park and the recreation center are used today. It will also include an inventory of existing assets and an assessment of current programming. A consultant was hired to conduct the research and develop the management plan.
The Kiwanis Park Management Plan is underway concurrently with the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, which will identify a long-term vision for all of Tempe’s parks and recreation programs. The Kiwanis Park Management plan will complement the larger, citywide parks vision.
Stay up-to-date on this project at tempe.gov/parks.