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Waterloo to present findings of park study

March 7th, 2019

KPC Media - The Star

The Waterloo Park Department is hosting a second public participation meeting to discuss its findings of a five-year park and recreation master plan.

The public meeting will be Wednesday, March 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the Waterloo Depot, 485 W. Van Vleek St.

A representative from the Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council will present results and planning strategies for park development.

Public participation has been instrumental in determining the goals and direction of the Waterloo Parks Department, as well as identifying recreational needs of residents, a news release said.

A five-year park master plan is required by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to apply for federal grants such as the Land and Water Conservation Fund grant funded through the Division of Outdoor Recreation. The DNR Division of Outdoor Recreation grant programs could assist the town’s park department with meeting goals and actions designed within the approved Waterloo Parks and Recreation Five-Year Master Plan.

Park Board President Ed McDowd said, “The needs identified through community surveys and public input has helped to provide the board with guidance and future goals for park development. Community support is also very important in implementing these goals and sustaining a thriving park system for the town.”

The public is invited to join the discussion and review of the Waterloo Five-Year Park and Recreation Master Plan and provide feedback. Refreshments will be provided at the meeting.

For more information, people may contact Kristine Christlieb at 449-4704 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.