Twenty neighbors of Terrace Ridge Park attended a community meeting on October 4 to provide ideas and input about potential improvements and amenities included in the park’s conceptual plan.
Facilitated by Linda Rogers, resident and Chairperson of the Recreation and Parks Advisory Commission, neighbors brainstormed in small groups and shared their ideas with the larger group while Ms. Rogers recorded their suggestions.
Mika Harmon, the Neighborhood Parks Improvement Subcommittee representative for Terrace Ridge Park said, “We appreciate the city asking us to share our opinions and providing this opportunity to talk to our neighbors and give meaningful feedback that could be included in the plan.”
Some of the ideas reported by the small groups included developing trails with exercise areas, interpretative signage and benches; installing a sport court for volleyball and tennis; adding benches and security lighting; improving drainage; adding a pea patch or community garden; designing bicycle paths or a mountain bike course; and adding a picnic area with gazebo. The groups also favored adding a portable restroom and drinking fountain.
Terrace Ridge Park, located at 4600 242nd Street SW, stretches for six-acres under the power lines on the south end of town.