Parks & rec to discuss committees, art garden

By Brandon Klein - [email protected]

The city of Delaware’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will discuss the establishment of two subcommittees for the YMCA and the Hidden Valley Golf Course at its regular meeting tonight.

Board members will discuss the committees at 7 p.m. at the Department of Public Works, 440 E. William St. There will also be updates about its bike master plan; the proposed Rutherford B. Hayes memorial; and recreation services.

In June, Hidden Valley has been open for 387 hours with one membership and 13 punch cards sold, according to a monthly report submitted for tonight’s regular meeting. The course has had 1,938 regular-paid, 214 punch card and 587 membership rounds played.

And according to a YMCA report, the Dave Staley Adult and Youth Triathlon had 123 participants, including 70 adults and 53 youth on July 9.

The board will also discuss its naming and meeting format policies. Further information was not available.

In other business, there will be discussion of the Boardman Art Garden recommendation. The Northwest Neighborhood Association envisions a passive park at 2.2 acres of green space located along Winter, Catherine and William streets., which will be available for development in the summer of 2017. The park would not have facilities for exercise or organized play, but will include a green space with nature trails, benches and rotating art installations.

By Brandon Klein

[email protected]

Brandon Klein can be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

Brandon Klein can be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.