First Polk recreation public input meeting set for July 26

Published 11:41 am Friday, July 22, 2011

The Polk County Recreation Advisory Board will hold the first of four public meetings to gain input from the public on recreational facilities and activities in Polk County on Tuesday, July 26. The meeting will be at the Green Creek Community Center at 7 p.m.
Additional meetings will be held in other parts of the county. The second meeting will be held Tuesday, Aug. 2 at Isothermal Community College in Columbus, the third will be Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Polk County Middle School and the last will be Tuesday, Aug. 16 at Saluda Elementary School. All meetings will be at 7 p.m.
These meetings are part of the recreation staff’s efforts to update the comprehensive plan for the department. The purpose of the plan is to provide the county with a guide to use as decisions are made concerning parks and recreation through the year 2021 with regard to facility and programming needs. The plan also makes recommendations for meeting those needs.
If this study is to be successful, Polk Rec officials said, it must reflect the needs and desires of the citizens of Polk County.
In addition to the meetings, the board has developed a survey for residents to complete. Surveys can be obtained at the county offices in the Womack Building in Columbus and online at
– article submitted by the Polk recreation department

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