(Joplin, MO) – Looking to the future of the City of Joplin’s parks system is a goal of the recently launched Parks and Recreation Master Plan process, and organizers are seeking public comment about the City’s current facilities and programs.
One way for citizens to provide input is to attend the Pop-Up Public Meeting to be held on Tuesday, November 24. As an open house format, people are welcome to attend between 4:30 and 6:00 pm at the Senior Center, 2616 Picher Avenue, to meet with the consultant group from Landworks Studio of Olathe, Kansas.
Consultants have been assessing the City’s facilities and programming and would like to share their findings with citizens to seek responses of what they would like to see in the future. This information will be available at the meeting, and it’s also posted at joplinroadmap.com/. The meeting will be held inside the Senior Center adjacent to Mercy Park.
“Citizens feedback is an important part of this study,” said Paul Bloomberg, Parks and Recreation Director. “We encourage everyone to go to the website, attend public meetings, and watch for survey opportunities to give us their input. This is an opportunity to help us know what you’d like to see in our parks in the future.”
This public meeting is scheduled immediately prior to the kickoff of the Holiday Tree Trail, the new holiday event hosted by Joplin Parks and Recreation. Citizens are welcome to Mercy Park between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm to view an array of decorated Christmas trees from community organizations, companies and individuals. This event is the opening of the Tree Trail display that will be in place through January 2, 2021.
Lynn Onstot, Public Information Officer
City of Joplin
417.624.0820, ext. 204