Bozeman Optimist Club Community Parks Project
The Bozeman Optimist Club is putting together it’s next community parks project, which includes future improvements to Oak Springs Park. As neighbors and park users, they’d like your input!
6:00 - 7:30 Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Fire Station #3, 1705 Vaquero Pkwy
Meeting Schedule with Goal of Master Park Plan Adoption by City Commission Winter 2020:
- Neighborhood meeting #1: On Thursday, September 19th, 2019 the Optimist Club and City of Bozeman Parks and Neighborhoods Divisions hosted an ice cream social to gather input and start the discussion.
- Neighborhood meeting #2: See details above
- Winter 2019/2020. A Master Park Plan concept will be created with assistance from Mike Wiseman of Architecture 118.
- Neighborhood meetings as needed
- Recommendation from Recreation and Parks Advisory Board; Final Adoption by Commission
A survey was created by Optimist Club, City of Bozeman Parks and Neighborhoods staff, HOA leadership and other community volunteers to gather input on the project. 72 people answered the survey and/or provided written comments!
1. Who will pay for improvements identified during the Park Master Plan Update?
- The Bozeman Optimist Club, City of Bozeman, HOA membership, and other stakeholders will work closely together to identify funding and partnership opportunities to implement the plan.
2. Who maintains Oak Springs Park?
- The land east of the watercourse (with playground and pavilion) is maintained by the Oak Springs Subdivision Homeowners Association. The land west of the watercourse is maintained by the City Parks Department. If improvements are added to the west side of the park, it is anticipated that the City would be responsible for maintenance. If a Parks and Trails District is created in the future, the City would be responsible for maintenance of all City parkland.
3. Will traffic increase due to the Master Plan Update?
- The types of amenities identified in the new plan will determine whether or not traffic would increase. If traffic was expected to increase dramatically, formal review by City of Bozeman Engineering and Planning Divisions would determine whether or not the increase is appropriate for the nearby roads and whether or not a parking lot would be warranted.
If you have further questions, please contact Addi Jadin, Parks Planner and Development Manager, (email@example.com; 406-582-2908) or Dave Skelton, Bozeman Optimist Club (firstname.lastname@example.org).