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Updating Master Plan for Davenport Parks

Residents of Davenport are invited to help the city plan the future of its parks and recreation facilities. Thursday night it'll hold a virtual town hall meeting as it works on updating its long-range master plan.

Director of Parks and Recreation, Chad Dyson, says the goal of the meeting is to introduce people to an online portal called Social Pinpoint where they can submit comments and suggestions.

"Say I really like the playground at Emeis Park, or I really think Glen Armil Park should have the playground replaced."

The online portal will accept comments for about six weeks.

Dyson says work on the updated master plan began in the fall, when a consultant evaluated all 38 parks, golf courses, and other facilities in Davenport. And the ten-year plan should be finished by next fall.

"Do we have defiencies in certain areas of the community, maybe we don't have enough park space per capita in a particular area of town and that may guide us to look to acquire additional park land or green space to develop more parks."

Thursday night's virtual meeting will be held from 7 until 8 pm. Pre-registration is necessary for the Zoom meeting.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.