Leslie Shaw Park Renovation

UNNC has voted to support the renovation of Leslie Shaw Park in Jefferson Park. This park is the only open space in the boundaries of Jefferson Park.

A committee of Jefferson Park residents has formed to advocate for the park.

The initial meeting was November 15, 2012 at the Jefferson Branch Library.

Sandra invited Mike Shull, Superintendent of the Planning, Construction, and Maintenance Division of Recreation and Parks, and Dana Valdez, Community Program Director at Recreation and Parks.

Mike Shull and Dana Valdez listened to community input and also provided their advice about what would work in the park. Recreation and Parks has been interested in upgrading this park. Among other reasons, the use of sand in the play area is more maintenance intensive than the softer rubberized surfaces now being installed.

At the January 10, 2013 follow up meeting, Mike Shull and Dana Valdez presented a drawing prepared by a city architect which incorporated community suggestions from the November meeting. Dana Valdez returned on February 21, 2013 with Ramone Barajas (Superintendent, Dept. of Rec and Parks) and presented this revised drawing incorporating the feedback from the January community meeting.

You can find the drawings and community requested program elements at the Leslie Shaw Park community site, as well as some nice historical photos of the park and updates from recent meetings.

The group announces meetings and news on Twitter at @leslieshawpark and the Leslie Shaw Park page on Facebook.

Community members can ask questions and discuss the project online at SW Jefferson Park on NextDoor.

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