Park at Beaty Street Public Input Session
DAVIDSON, NC — The Town of Davidson’s Park at Beaty Street Conceptual Plan Task Force invites all citizens to an upcoming public input session on Monday, September 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Davidson Town Hall. The session will be a drop-in format with estimated time needed to provide input around 20 minutes.
The task force has been charged with sponsoring public forums to solicit community input and identify park and recreation needs along with ancillary public amenities in keeping with the natural, park-like setting and the hardwood tree canopy of the nearly 20-acre Beaty Street property. The property is bordered on the west side by Beaty Street (across from the Ingersoll Rand area) and on the east side by the railroad that runs behind homes along Main Street.
Based on two public surveys and information shared by citizens on idea walls at town hall, the public input session will feature seven different stations which will include conceptual photographs along with a list of amenities. Citizens will be asked to select what they most want to see as part of the park. The stations relate to the following spaces: natural, reflective, gathering, exercise, child-centered, educational, and other. Citizens will also have the chance to specify ideas that may not fit into the labeled categories and will be encouraged to post their ideas. Task force members will be present to answer questions and review the process to date.
Two additional public input sessions are scheduled for November 5 and January 14. Each session and survey builds on previous input, so citizens are encouraged to continue attending to contribute to the process.
About the Task Force and the Beaty Property
The citizen-led task force was appointed by the Davidson Board of Commissioners in late May and charged with soliciting input from Davidson citizens to identify park and recreation needs along with ancillary public amenities in keeping with the natural, park-like setting of the property.
Citizens can find more information at www.townofdavidson.org/parkatbeaty. The task force meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The locations are the Davidson Town Hall board room on the first Wednesday and the Davidson Parks and Recreation office at 865 South Street on the third Wednesday.
Kathryn Spatz, Parks & Recreation Director for the town, will serve as primary staff liaison for the task force. Please contact Kathryn at 704-940-9644,[email protected] for more information regarding the task force’s work and schedule.