The City of Powell is hosting a public open house to gather feedback on the proposed design of the City’s newest park from 7:30-8:30 p.m.Tuesday, June 24 in the Municipal Building Council Chambers, 47 Hall St.
The Park at Seldom Seen is a 23-acre park site along the north side of Seldom Seen Road west of the railroad tracks. This park is proposed to feature an active community sports space with athletic fields and other related amenities.
“We invite the community to participate in the future of this park,” said Jeff Snyder, director of parks and recreation and public service. “This will be the City’s eighth park and we hope to provide a few features and experiences that are not currently offered in our other parks. The top three priorities in this park are athletic fields, walking paths and playgrounds.”
The Park at Seldom Seen is one of the key components in the City’s 10-year capital improvement projects plan. Powell voters passed a 1.8-mill bond levy to fund a portion of the capital improvements needed in the City for the next 10 years during the Nov. 2012 election. The bond levy took effect on Jan. 1, 2014 after an existing 1.8-mill park levy expired.
“Feedback from the community is vital to the vision and success of the Park at Seldom Seen,” said Snyder. “Our goal is to keep the community engaged and informed throughout the entire park development process.”
The final park master plan is anticipated to be reviewed and adopted by Powell City Council later this year. Once the master plan is adopted, the City will proceed with the preliminary engineering for the park. The preliminary engineering will determine the cost estimate to construct the park as well as a phased construction schedule.
Source – Powell Press Release.