City of Lakewood Connections

Spring/Summer 2014

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1 O ne of Lakewood's greatest assets is its parks and recreation system. Now, thanks to the City of Lakewood and concerned citizens, the community has a road map for that system's future. Earlier this year, the Lakewood City Council adopted the community's first Legacy Plan - a blueprint intended to meet the community's parks and recreation needs the next 20 years. e plan is the culmination of three years of collaboration between the City, park and recreation enthusiasts, service clubs and others who want to sustain a healthy parks and recreation system for Lakewood. "Our goal is to create a healthy and vibrant community," said Mary Dodsworth, the City's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director. "Writing this plan was truly ConneCtions Newsletter for the City Council bids farewell to 4-2 Raider Brigade p.2 Future elementary school to honor 'Fallen Four' p.4 Farmers Market starts June 3 p.8 C I T Y O F L AKE W O O D , W A 1 9 9 6 Online: www.cityof a community effort, and many participants were involved in its development. By engaging in a comprehensive public input process, the City was able to interact with residents and build trust, create partnerships and educate citizens about the importance of a sustainable parks and recreation system." e Legacy Plan will serve as the City of Lakewood's master plan for parks and recreation. It is a living document, responsive to the changing needs of the community. It will serve as our guide in building a strong parks and recreation system long into the future. To view the City of Lakewood's Legacy Plan, visit our website at Building Lakewood's Legacy After years of collaboration between the City and interested citizens, the Lakewood City Council adopts the Legacy Plan, the community's first road map for parks and recreation. Did You Know: e City of Lakewood manages approximately 650 acres of parks and open space spread across 14 sites Spring/Summer 2014 Recreation Guide p. 9

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