Eagle Point hears park improvement plan

The Eagle Point Parks and Recreation Commission heard a presentation from Greg Covey, landscape architect, for Covey Pardee Landscape Architects, Ashland, on expansion and improvement of Little Butte Creek Park.
Covey Pardee has completed a variety of park projects including Turtle Bay Park and Parkview Trail in Redding, parks in Ashland, Central Point, Yreka and Talent, among others. In addition, they have done a variety of trails and creekside projects. Descriptions and pictures of work done at a variety of locations was provided to commission members.
Their proposal would prepare a plan that could be used to apply for grants and from which the city could begin to budget.
Covey will continue working with the staff and a contract will be brought before the city council in the near future for approval.
Commissioners reported on informal surveying they had done with children to ascertain what new playground equipment they would like at Mattie Brown Park. The favorites were: SpaceNet, climbing rock and mokey bars. The staff will present costs and a tentative design for commission approval prior to taking it to the city council for final approval.
The "Early Families" mural for Harnish Wayside was discussed and it was decide instead of paintings of early families, early pioneers would be depicted doing their usual daily tasks. Early family portraits will be displayed on a fabric covered floor display that would allow photos to be added.
Alicia Polendey was introduced as an applicant for the youth position on the commission. Commissioners were voting by email and their decision will be announced at the next meeting.
The next commission meeting will be on Thursday, Feb. 21. The commission did not want to meeting on Valentine’s Day, which was their regular meeting date.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent

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