The Park and Recreation Board assists staff with identifying and prioritizing annual park projects.
Capital Improvements are major repairs or improvements that require allocations of additional funds from the capital improvement fund dedicated for such items. Playground replacements, painting or replacement of shelters, construction of smaller amenities such as kayak launch, trail repairs or overlays, retaining wall reconstruction, etc
New Park Construction typically utilizes park dedication funds paid by developers of new housing developments or projects. The city also seeks grant funding from a variety of local, state, and federal sources to help build facilities and amenities for parks and safe pedestrian travel.
The River Walk concept is part of the South Ferry Street redevelopment study. The City began studying this corridor in 2013, identifying key areas along the corridor that would impact redevelopment.
The Rudy Johnson Park master planning process began in spring 2018. Several outlets were utilized to gather input regarding the desired park improvements including an online survey and open house.
Learn about the enhancements, modifications, and updates being made to the park in 2020.