UPDATED DESIGNS FOR WESSELMAN AND ROBERTS PARK

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UPDATED DESIGNS FOR WESSELMAN AND ROBERTS PARK

JANUARY 24, 2023

Attached are the updated designs for Wesselman + Roberts Park that were presented at the last Parks Board meeting.

Tonight I will be speaking with the Wesselman Neighborhood Association and then the Good Samaritan Nursing Home Board of Directors Tuesday evening. I’ve already met with the Wesselman Nature Society Executive Committee, but will also present the design to their full Board of Directors on February 20th.

Key Points To This Plan Include The Following;

  • Building designated trails/paths for walkers, runners & bikers
  • Redesigning the main park entrance to improve safety for both pedestrian and vehicular traffic

  • Increasing the Tree Canopy by planting hundreds of new trees
  • Addressing Climate Change by protecting and expanding the “Carbon Sink” of Wesselman Woods
  • Expanding Wesselman Woods with 45 acres of new land
  • Creating 10+ acres of green space
  • Enhancing pedestrian and bike connectivity with 2.5 miles of trail

Additional Components To The Plan Include;

  • New ADA-accessible destination playground
  • New Basketball, Sand Volleyball, Baseball/Softball Fields, plus a Parkour Course
  • New Public Restrooms
  • Festival Grounds + Lake
  • New Wesselman Nature Visitors Center
  • Reforestation of the old Par 3
  • Refurbished shelters throughout the Park

  • DETAILS LINKS TO LONG-TERM VISION VISION VISION FOR WESSELMAN AND ROBERTS PARK
  • Check out more highlights in our latest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_RyQmEwgBA

  • Download the site plan: https://bit.ly/3XSKQhc (PDF)

2 COMMENTS

  1. Creating 10+ acres of green space? Uhh, ….no. Today the space they boast about is already green space. Those spaces are, the meadow next to the tennis courts, 40 acres of the closed Par 3 golf course and 30 acres of the torn down Roberts Stadium, barren green space for 11 + years. What they plan to do in reality is “remove” green space by paving the meadow by the tennis courts for a special interest called “Pickleball”. Take a drive to this area or use Google maps satellite feature and see for yourself. By their own admission much of the list isnt funded. What will actually get done before they leave office December 31st…who knows. They do say its their hope the next administration will follow up on “their ” plans.

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