Kiwanis offers to help enhance city environmental park

Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 03:57 PM.

“The Kiwanis has historically been involved with building parks and recreational facilities,” Lundy said. “In the big picture, the goal was to make (the McMahon Center) more user-friendly to the public so that the public would come to use it.”

Speaking before the Crestview City Council at its Jan. 14 meeting, Lundy said when his committee prepared to visit the park prior to preparing their offer to the city, only two members knew where it was located.

The site’s potential is almost limitless, he said.

“One of the problems we have right now is we don’t know exactly what we can do,” he said.

The club wants the community’s input on how to enhance the park, and would undertake coordination of fundraising to enhance the facility, Lundy said.

“We would take surveys of what community would like to see as a use for the property,” Lundy said. “We see it as basically recreational and educational.”

Councilwoman Robyn Helt praised the Kiwanis Club for its offer. At the recommendation of city attorney Jerry Miller, she moved to direct city staff to work with the club as it formulated a plan for the park. Helt’s motion passed unanimously.

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