Fairview Park Committee Meets Wednesday
In case I forget later, led by Chairman Dr. Richard Mehren and Vice Chair Steve Smith, the Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee meets Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Avenue (Lions Park). You can read the entire agenda HERE.
FOR SOME BACKGROUND...
To give you a flavor of how these meetings go you can review the minutes of the two previous meetings, April 2nd, HERE and May 7th, HERE.
This meeting has a twist to it not previously seen. Apparently members of the committee and a Parks and Recreation Commission liaison have asked for consideration of items NOT PREVIOUSLY included by this committee in their prioritizing meeting last year. You may recall that a list of 35 items were compiled by this committee and they've been methodically working through each quadrant of the park, considering those items that MIGHT be appropriate. Interestingly, there is no staff report on any of the three items, but each will be discussed, submitted to public comment and a vote taken. the items are:
- BMX Concept (Southeast Quadrant)
- Pickleball Concept (Northeast Quadrant)
- Naming of the Ponds after the Great Lakes
CONTINUING WITH THE NORTHEAST QUADRANT
From that point forward the committee will discuss proposed changes for the Northeast Quadrant - that little section shown as "Area G" in the image above - broken into two segments. Again, each will include a discussion, public comments and a vote. Those items area:
1 - Dry Land Wildlife Viewing Area
2 - Soccer/Football Fields
3 - Forest of Redwood Trees
4 - Multi-use Athletic Fields
5 - Roller Hockey Surface
6 - Install a Two-Tier Building that includes an Interpretive Center and Terrace Viewing Deck
7 - Basketball/Handball Courts
8 - Trail Exercise Stations
Here's 2nd half list of proposed changes:
9 - Improve/Designate Bike Paths
10 - Lawn Bowling/Bocce Ball
11 - Retain the Elements of the Master Plan as it Reads Now
12 - Dog Park
13 - Skate Park
14 - Nature Center-Bird Watching Platforms
15 - Marked Running Courses
16 - Archery Area
A CHANCE TO PROVIDE INPUT
I'll report on this meeting later that evening. If you have an interest try to attend. You'll have three minutes to discuss anything relevant to the committee's work at the beginning PLUS be able to discuss each of the above items when it comes up on the agenda. Now's the time...
The next meeting of this group will be on July 2, 2014. It's likely that the highly-controversial Southeast Quadrant - where the model trains and the parking lot is located - will begin being discussed at that time. It's probably going to take more than one meeting to get through that quadrant - at a time of the year when many folks will be vacationing. Funny how things work out sometimes, isn't it? Below may be an example of what some folks in the community envision at that 40 acre location...