Notice of Virtual Community Input Meetings for Parks Master Plan and Public Art Murals

DENTON, TX, Aug. 21, 2020 – The City of Denton Parks and Recreation Department will host two virtual community input meetings for the Parks Master Plan and public art installation projects throughout the city.

Virtual Community Meeting Information:

Thursday, Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. City staff and consultants from Teague Nall and Perkins Inc. will host a virtual community input meeting regarding the 190-acre site currently known as Southwest Park at the corner of S. Bonnie Brae Street and Allred Road. The meeting will provide the community the opportunity to:

  • Provide input and additional needs for the Southwest Park Plan; and

  • Explore new options for the Plan, such as a recreation center, athletic facilities, aquatic amenities, trees, trails, natural space, and more.

Thursday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. City staff and members of the Public Art Committee will host a virtual community input meeting to provide updates and receive input on the following projects:

  • “Foundations of Our History” Mural The Public Art Committee and Keep Denton Beautiful partnered with local artist Dan Black to repaint “Foundations of Our History,” a fence mural previously displayed on Bonnie Brae Street. The proposed location to repaint the mural is on the Union Pacific Railroad underpass located at the intersection of Bell Avenue and Robertson Street. The commissioned artwork honors Black women who have made significant contributions to the Denton community. Click here to see the rendering.

  • “Bench People” Interactive Sculptures The Public Art Committee partnered with artist Madeline Wiener to create interactive bench-style sculptures to display on the northeast corner of the MLK Jr. Recreation Center property. The styrofoam maquette rendering represents the proposed design based on input obtained through a community survey to reflect the history, culture, values, and diversity of the Southeast Denton community. Click here to see the rendering.

The virtual meetings will be held online using Zoom, a video-conferencing platform. For more details on City-hosted virtual community meetings, visit www.cityofdenton.com/virtualcommunitymeeting.

Virtual Meeting Instructions

Date/Time:

  • Southwest Parks Plan Community Meeting: Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, at 6 p.m.

  • Public Art Community Meeting: Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at 6 p.m.

How to attend the virtual community meetings:

To receive a link to participate in one or both of these meetings, email a request to parksnrec@cityofdenton.com with your name, phone number, and the title of the meeting you wish to attend.

Residents are encouraged to sign up for a virtual meeting at least 24 hours in advance to receive the meeting link.

Special accommodations:

The City will provide select accommodations, such as sign language interpreters for the hearing impaired, if requested at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting.

Send an email to parksnrec@cityofdenton.com so accommodation requests can be reviewed and processed.

Additional input opportunities:

Residents unable to participate are welcome to submit input via email to Gary Packan, Director of Parks and Recreation at Gary.Packan@cityofdenton.comor call (940) 349-7460.

Contact: Gary Packan, (940) 349-7460, Gary.Packan@cityofdenton.com

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Source: City of Denton