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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Public input sought for Forest Park improvements

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Public input sought for Forest Park improvements

A nonprofit is seeking the public’s help in figuring out ways to improve Forest Park’s trails, paths and roadways over the next quarter century. Forest Park Forever is hosting a series  of discussions, focus groups and open houses this week to get public feedback for future plans. The group’s executive director, Lesley Hoffarth, said they […]

A nonprofit is seeking the public’s help in figuring out ways to improve Forest Park’s trails, paths and roadways over the next quarter century.

Forest Park Forever is hosting a series  of discussions, focus groups and open houses this week to get public feedback for future plans. The group’s executive director, Lesley Hoffarth, said they want to find out how the surrounding community will live and work over the next 20 years so the park can accommodate.

“The input that we are getting is helping us to take the master plan that was done almost 20 years ago looking at how the park will be rebuilt,” Hoffarth said. “We’re thinking about the future.”

Local resident Claudia Wall said one improvement she hopes to see is a more accessible park.

“When you think about moving around in the park for people who are senior citizens or handicap, figuring out ways to help them move so they don’t miss sections and can participate fully in the park,” Wall said. “I think that’s a key thing.”

The next public open house will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Dennis and Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center.

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