May 14, 2021

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Parks department to hold Zoom meetings to receive public input on future of city parks | Local News

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The city of Tulsa wants to hear what you think of the park system and how it can be improved.

Beginning Monday, the Park and Recreation Department will hold Zoom meetings for each of the city’s nine City Council districts to gather input.

The “Let’s Talk Tulsa Parks” meetings are intended to help city officials with the creation of a new Park and Recreation Master Plan and to assist in determining how to best spend the millions of dollars allocated to parks in the 2019 Improve Our Tulsa renewal package.

“I want people to tell us the things that matter to them, even if it is not on this funding package,” said Park and Recreation Director Anna America. “We still need to know that so the next funding package is better.”

America said she expects the meetings to include discussions on the amenities residents would like to see in their local parks but that she also wants to hear residents’ broader concerns about the recreational gaps neighborhoods are facing.

“They will have specific ideas, I’m sure,” she said. “But if they can tell us what they want to be doing and how they want to be using it and what their goals are when they get out to the park, then we’ll try to come up with a plan that is the best way, with the resources we have to give them that.”

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