Victoria seeks public comment about water fun
By BY MELISSA CROWE - MCROWE@VICAD.COM
Feb. 4, 2013 at 6:02 p.m.
Updated Feb. 4, 2013 at 8:05 p.m.
IF YOU GO
• WHAT: Public meeting on water recreation
• WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday
• WHERE: Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North St.
FOR MORE INFO: 361-485-3200
Help plan the future of Victoria's water recreation at a public meeting Thursday evening.
The Victoria Parks and Recreation Department will host the meeting at 6 p.m., at the city's community center, 2905 E. North St.
Parks and Recreation Director Doug Cochran said the meeting is part of the city's big picture planning.
"It helps us in moving forward," he said. "It's a planning tool for us to use in the future."
Consultants from Kimley-Horn will conduct the meeting and discuss the available opportunities such as facility options and innovations, which includes swimming pools, splash pads and other family facilities.
Attendees will have the opportunity to give input into the future aquatic needs for the community.
Cochran said the meeting is expected to last about an hour or an hour and a half.
"We're not trying to recommend any specific thing to the public," Cochran said. "We're just trying to find out, from a general nature, what they would like to see."
Cochran said the meeting is a specific component of the Parks 2025 Master Plan.
Community surveys from that plan showed the No. 1 priority for Victoria residents was a water park.
"We put it in the budget to educate the public and see what we could sustain in our community in moving forward," Cochran said.