The Longview Parks and Recreation Department sought feedback on bond-funded enhancements coming to several neighborhood parks. A series of community meetings was held to discuss upgrades to Lois Jackson Park, McWhorter Park, Patterson Park, Spring Creek Park, Stamper Park and Womack Field. The meetings were hosted by Parks staff and the corresponding city council member. The parks discussed were part neighborhood parks designated for improvements as part of Phase 1 of the bond package. Future meetings will be scheduled for improvements coming to other Longview parks and facilities.
The Lois Jackson Park community meeting, hosted by District 6 Councilman Steve Pirtle, took place on Tuesday, June 4, at the Longview First Church of the Nazarene, 2601 H.G. Mosley Pkwy.
The Stamper Park and Womack Field community meeting, hosted by District 2 Councilwoman Nona Snoddy, took place on Tuesday, June 11, at Stamper Park Resource Center, 502 S. Center St.
The Spring Creek Park community meeting, hosted by District 4 Councilwoman Kristen Ishihara, took place on Tuesday, June 18, at IBEW Local 738, 2914 E. Marshall Ave.
The Patterson Park community meeting, hosted by District 4 Councilwoman Kristen Ishihara, took place on Thursday, June 20, at Longview Christian School, 1236 Pegues Pl.
The McWhorter Park community meeting, hosted by District 1 Councilman Ed Moore, will took place on Tuesday, July 9, at Pine Tree ISD Community Center, 1701 Pine Tree Rd.
In November 2018, Longview voters approved $24.71 million for parks improvements, some of which is being utilized to upgrade existing neighborhood parks. This series of community meetings focuses on the neighborhood parks that have been included in the first phase of bond package implementation.
For more information about the November 2018 bond election, please visit LongviewTexas.gov/Bond. For more information about the Parks and Recreation Department, contact 903-237-1270 or LongviewTexas.gov/Parks.