Park at Beaty Street Public Input Session
DAVIDSON, NC — The Town of Davidson’s Park at Beaty Street Conceptual Plan Task Force invites all community members to a public input session on Monday, November 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.at Gethsemane Baptist Church, 565 Jetton Street, Davidson. The session will be a drop-in format to review conceptual designs with estimated time of 20 minutes needed to provide input and talk with task force members.
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 online surveys which had more than 800 combined responses, information shared by community members on idea walls at Davidson Town Hall, and the first in-person public input session with 100 people in attendance, the task force will share early-stage conceptual designs to glean further citizen input. The early stage concepts take into consideration citizen feedback regarding natural, reflective, gathering, exercise, child-centered, and educational spaces, combined with research on economic and environmental considerations conducted by the task force. Task force members will be present to answer questions, review the process thus far, and gather additional input.
One remaining public input session is scheduled for January 14, which is expected to be the last public input session before the task force presents its recommendations to the Davidson Board of Commissioners. Each session and survey builds on previous input so citizens are encouraged to continue attending to contribute to the process.
For more information on the Park at Beaty Street Task Force, please visit:TownofDavidson.org/ParkatBeaty
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 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The locations are the Davidson Town Hall board room on the 1st Wednesday and the Davidson Parks and Recreation office at 865 South Street on the 3rd 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.