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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Parks & Recreation Asking for Citizen Ideas for Future Parks

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,

Town hall meetings and online survey will help gather community input

(McAllen, TX)  Ever wonder how your favorite McAllen park got built?  Chances are, it was a citizen’s great idea, and now, the City of McAllen Parks & Recreation Department needs new ideas for new parks. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department requests all government entities develop a Parks & Recreation Master Plan every 10 years with an update every five years.

  The City of McAllen Parks and Recreation Master Plan was last developed in 2007 and is looking to update and develop a new plan.

 In order to make sure that all citizens, regardless of age, are able to share their ideas and suggestions about current or new parks and programming, the McPRD is hosting a series of town hall meetings throughout McAllen, to hear from residents about what they would like to see in the future at McAllen parks.

·         Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m., Palm View Community Center,

3401 Jordan Rd W, McAllen, TX 78503, Phone: 681-3360

·         Tuesday, May 23, 2017 , 6:00 p.m.- 7:00p.m., Firemen’s Park Pump House,

201 N 1st St, McAllen, TX 78501, Phone:  681-3333

·         Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Kids: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Adults:  6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Avenue, McAllen, TX 78504, Phone: 681-3340    

Residents are also invited to give their feedback through by taking an online survey about McAllen parks and program.  The survey will be active through May 31, 2017. To take the survey, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZL96GXN.

For more information about or for questions, please call: 956-681-3333.  Additionally, follow McAllenParks on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest updates. 

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