Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Davy Crockett Needs Your Help

Davy Crockett Memorial Park that is. The City of Crockett recently applied for a matching fund grant with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to make some major park improvements. Unfortunately, we didn't receive the grant (insert frowny face here). Folks, our beloved Park needs our help. Much of the recreational activities we have (swimming pool, playground equipment, tennis courts) desperately need some work. Although we have made some great improvements, such as the new pond and picnic areas, we have a long ways to go.

My question to you is what are the things that you would like to see in the Davy Crockett Memorial Park? What activities do you and your family enjoy that we might could accommodate in the park? What could we provide in the way of recreational activities that interest you and your family? Before we begin the process of repair and refurbishing of existing equipment, we need your feedback. We hate to keep spending City resources on things that really don't get much use.

Let me give you an example. Each year we spend City money to repair and get the swimming pool ready for the summer, only to find that very few citizens benefit from the pool. The swimming pool is great but are there other things- splash pads, skateboard parks, basketball courts, etc. that may be better suited in the park? What have you seen in other cities that you say to yourself, we need that in Crockett?

We are in the process of creating a survey that we can use to get feedback regarding Davy Crockett Memorial Park. Informally, I see many people using the walking trail, as well as the picnic tables and pavilions but some of you use the park more than I do. Help us by letting us know what you think. Let's start working on improving the Davy Crockett Memorial Park and turn it back in to the showpiece it really is.