Residents put forth ideas for EP Parks Commission

The Eagle Point Parks and Recreation Commission Sept. 8 meeting included  several members of the audience who presented items they wanted the commission to consider.

Julie Thompson, host at Harnish Wayside and the Eagle Point Museum reported on the Mystery Clue Game that was a summer activity for youth in Eagle Point.  A total of 82 youth ranging from Kindergarten to high school, participated in the first annual  game. The game was designed to get youth involved in learning about the history of Eagle Point and to promote the museum. Several businesses helped to support the program with donations. Those were Butte Creek Mill, Antonio’s and The Red Lunch Box.

Helen Wolgamott reported that the flags were up on the bridges in Eagle Point to commemorate 9-11. She also said that there is a flag on display at the Ashpole Center in Eagle Point that lists all of those who lost theirs lives that day.

Gemma Marlia-Johnson asked if the intent to build a skate park was still a priority with the Parks and Rec Commission. Chairperson Lynn Scott responded the current commission is still working on their new goals and objectives.

The next order of business was the SWOT analysis and that stimulated much conversation about numerous different issues all of which gave each member food for thought. The hope being that after all the commissions finish their own analysis a list will be generated that will help the parks commissioners establish those new goals and objectives.

The final discussion for the evening was the idea of forming a Parks and Recreation Foundation, which would be a private non-profit foundation. It would be designed to help  build and maintain future parks. More discussion on this will be held at the next meeting, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at city hall.
By Kathy Sell
Of the Independent


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