We really need Highlanders at City Hall to show community support for a park.
The meeting is Tuesday night, 4/22, 6pm, City Hall, 301 W. 2nd, parking garage entrance on Lavaca. Parking will be free for the meeting. UHO will be bringing their teams in uniforms. We need you there to show the Park Board that Highland's park need should be weighed over the wants of UHO.
The Parks department is recommending that Highland have 2 of the 6 acres of
parkland for amenities and priority use for our 4500 residents and 700 kids. UHO is given priority use of the other 4 acres for 2 kickball fields to serve
kickball, T ball and Coach pitch, and a 1.3 acre soccer field to serve the 26
participants and 2 socccer teams playing for 2013-2014.
The recommendation denies Highland open space and amenities, despite multiple relocation options, community input, and the need for field repairs and the need to pave open space for 75 parking spaces. Please come out to to tell the Park Board that Highland has a right to the use of our only open space.
Now is a good time to email City Council and tell them we need a park.
More details are available at http://highlandneighborhood.com/park/