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Posted on: September 15, 2020

La Vista Park Views: 14 days. Endless ideas.


The view from La Vista looks pretty great, particularly along Corridor 84, but there’s always room for improvement!

We’re already planning the next phases, including the public green spaces in the area and we need your help. For a two-week span of time in late September and early October, La Vista residents will be asked to share their ideas for the future!

The City will be hosting two public engagement opportunities to gather feedback on the types of amenities and activities residents would like to see in La Vista’s parks.  There will be discussion about newer areas such as the green space planned inside City Centre and Civic Center Park, as well as existing sites including Central Park and the Kelly McMahon Fields.

The first event will take place on Friday, September 25, 4-7 p.m., in City Centre at The Heights Draft Room, 7861 Main St. The food truck, Game Time Philly, will be there as well. City staff and consultants will also be on hand to gather feedback and share site plans and renderings of the proposed connections between City Centre and Civic Center Park as well as the smaller green spaces that are located in City Centre.

The second event will take place the next day, Saturday, September 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Civic Center Park near Santa’s Workshop. City staff and consultants will again be present at this event to provide a look at what is currently envisioned for Civic Center Park and gather input and ideas for additional programming and amenities in this park as well as areas adjacent to the park. 

In addition to these in-person events, an online survey will be available and the City has created a series of special programs to raise awareness about these engagement opportunities (see below).

On September 17 Join Ms. Jodi from the Library for a special storytime from Civic Center Park as she reads stories about parks and building and talks about the engagement events.

September 18 will be the first Fit Friday. Anyone walking the trails in Civic Center Park will be treated to special snacks and information about the upcoming events.

Also September 18, Mr. David from the Recreation Department will be joined by a special guest for an episode of Fun Friday and they’ll work on building their perfect park!

On September 24 our Dynamic Duo Storytime will be back as Ms. Jodi and Mr. David together read a special story about the importance of parks in our community.

September 25 will be a Fit Friday as well and walkers will be treated to special snacks as well as information about the planned parks and opportunity to take a survey.

The first public engagement event will take place on September 25, 6-8 p.m. at The Heights Draft Room in City Centre, 7861 Main St.

The second public engagement event will take place on September 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., in Civic Center Park near Santa’s Workshop.

On September 28, at 10 a.m. experience the peace of the park as the City hosts a special Yoga in the Park program. Meet at Santa’s Workshop and you’ll be directed to the yoga area.

On September 30, Bring your kids, take a survey and enjoy free books, crafts and snacks.

October 2 will be the last Fit Friday for walkers on the trails in the park.

The grand finale of La Vista Park Views will be a Full Moon Hike on October 2, beginning at 7 p.m. Walkers will hike on the trails from Santa’s Workshop to the tennis courts in Central Park and back again. The City will provide glow items for the journey!

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