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Posted on: May 25, 2021

City of Gulf Shores to Hold Public Input Meeting for New Community Park

LETS BUILD A PARK TOGETHER

The City of Gulf Shores invites all residents to attend a public input meeting to discuss the opportunity of a new community park and recreation amenities in North Gulf Shores. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 8, at 6 p.m. at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center. 

The proposed community park is set to be constructed on 40 acres of City-owned property located on the south side of Coastal Gateway Boulevard (formerly County Road 8) directly between the Crimson Ridge and Craft Farms North Subdivision. 

"We are proud to have a number of parks with wonderful amenities and facilities that have been maintained extremely well, but these are mostly south of the bridge," said Recreation and Cultural Affairs Director Grant Brown. "Now, as our community grows with a substantial number of new homes being built north of the Intracoastal Waterway, we believe it is time to build a new community park that is easily accessible by these residents."

The meeting will begin with a presentation provided by City department heads that will give an overview of the new community park project. After the presentation, the meeting will transition to an interactive, open house format where residents will be asked to provide direct input on what amenities they would like included in the project by visiting interactive displays around the room and talking with City staff. 

"Resident input is critical," said Brown. "We want to hear from our young families, active seniors, and everyone in between to make sure we are providing the amenities that our community needs and really wants."

Due to the interactive nature of the meeting, this will be an in-person event. After the meeting concludes, displays and information provided will be available at www.gulfshoresal.gov with the ability for residents to provide input online.

For additional information about the public input meeting, please email communications@gulfshoresal.gov.

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