Build a stronger future for the Bluff on Feb. 20

Please join us Thursday, Feb. 20, for the third of five meetings to develop a community plan for the Bluff and Summit parks.


Community members weigh in on the Bluff and Summit parks at the Jan. 23 meeting. Photo by Dianne Whalen

We will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rancher's Roost Community Room. Light refreshments will be served.

Your participation in this meeting can make a big difference in the Bluff’s future. Think of building a park plan as similar to building a house. In our two previous meetings, we’ve gathered a big stack of useful building materials. (At our October meeting, we gathered public input about what to celebrate, stop or add to the Bluff.) We've formed the foundation and poured the footings for our project. (At our January meeting, we identified constraints, then brainstormed shared values and a long-term vision for the Bluff and Summit parks.) 

Now it’s time to frame the walls and put a roof on our project. This is where things get exciting! On Feb. 20, we will get to the nitty-gritty of deciding specifically what to do and how to accomplish our top priorities. There are a lot of great ideas on the table. They include  building a nature-based fitness park, improving trail surfaces and connections, and increasing the relevance of the parks to youth and for communitywide educational experiences. Our challenge is to do the right things, in the right sequence, in a way that strengthens our community today and in the future.

Help us sift through options – and feel free to suggest ideas we haven’t thought of yet! Then help us prioritize the goals, objectives and strategies for managing the Bluff over the next five years.

The meeting series is sponsored by the Laura Jane Musser Fund and hosted by the Bluff Committee. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Linda Poole

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