Parks & Rec to hold public hearing Wednesday on parks plan, postpones Ox Ridge opening event
Darien Parks & Reccreation director Pam Gery has issued a notice to The Darien Times regarding a public hearing and the postponing of an opening celebration for the Town's Ox Ridge property that was to be held on Sunday, Oct. 29. Here is her statement:
The Parks & Recreation Commission and Department has received a groundswell of response to the concepts being considered as part of our Master Park Plan. This groundswell has resulted in considerable emotion and misinformation related to a number of the amenities being proposed. In order to focus our intentions on the Master Park Plan, the following changes have been made:
- The Parks & Recreation Commission meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 18 will be an additional Public Hearing on the Master Park Plan concepts and no voting will take place that night. The Parks & Recreation Commission plans to vote on the concepts at the P&R Commission Meeting on November 15th, 2017.
- The Ox Ridge Opening Celebration scheduled for Oct. 29 will be postponed until the spring of 2018.
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Auditorium at our Public Hearing.
The statement follows continued debate from Ox Ridge neighbors about their preferred use of the property and the creation of a Facebook page and petition to keep it for "passive recreation" vs. youth playing fields.