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Walkthrough and planning session set for Jefferson Park in October

From the Friends of Jefferson Park:

Dear Friend and Neighbor, You are invited! As a follow-up to the discussion of Jefferson Park at the Union Hill Civic Association meeting on September 13, the Friends of Jefferson Park will hold two gatherings to address concerns at the Park. The first event is a Walkthrough of the Park from 8:30 to 9:30am on Saturday, October 7th. We will examine existing facilities, signage, amenities and landscapes. We will take notes on our observations, and develop a check-list of items recommended to improve the Park. The next event will be a strategic planning session from 6-8pm on Wednesday October 18th at Richmond Story House (2109 M Street). The purpose of the meeting will be to identify the challenges that face the park, and develop recommended strategies to address the challenges. The outcome from these two meetings will be the development of a plan of action for Jefferson Park that addresses issues such as safety, maintenance and community involvement. Following the meeting, the FOJP will draft letters to the Police, Public Works and the Parks Departments, as well as to Councilperson Newbille, regarding Jefferson Park. Thank you for your interest in Jefferson Park. Please RSVP by return email. Bill Conkle President Friends of Jefferson Park fojp.rva@gmail.com 804-615-3764

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8 comments

Kathi Sanders 09/20/2017 at 3:30 PM

I’m curious, is anyone from the City taking part in either of these sessions?

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Dan rooney 09/22/2017 at 9:13 PM

Like making a wish list to a broke city?

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Bill Conkle 09/26/2017 at 9:43 AM

The walk through and meeting are open to both neighbors of the Park and City officials. However, these meetings are focused on gathering information and ideas from residents. We will be contacting City officials after we form our recommendations.

The Friends of Jefferson Park does not see this as making a wish list to a broke city, but rather a chance to partner with the city on improving the quality of life for all of us.

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Bill Conkle 10/18/2017 at 3:28 PM

Jefferson Park Strategic Planning session is tonight (Wed Oct 18 6pm at 2109 M Street)

A great opportunity to learn about the Friends of Jefferson Park and how we can improve our neighborhood park and green space.

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