Sedona AZ (January 12, 2021) – The city of Sedona’s Parks and Recreation Department seeks community input via an online survey in selecting an option for upgrading Posse Grounds Park.
In Spring of 2020 an extensive evaluation process was conducted in which four initial park design concepts were created based on contributions from stakeholders and community members. The next step is to select a base option and gather specific feedback and suggestions from the survey to create a master plan that ensures the park is used to its maximum potential.
The survey has the four Posse Grounds initial design concept options in order from least change to most change. Survey takers will select the design concept preferred, but must bear in mind that the more change that is listed, the more expensive it will be and that a funding source for each option will need to be identified.
“Posse Grounds Park is such an important amenity for community members and visitors alike. We want to give the community a voice in this process to guarantee the park is best serving its users for years to come,” said Steve Richardson, city of Sedona parks and recreation manager.
The online survey will be live from Monday, Jan. 11, 2020 through Sunday, Jan. 24, 2020 and can be found at: www.sedonaaz.gov/possegroundsparksurvey.
For more information, call the city’s Parks and Recreation Department at (928) 282-7098.
I looked at the various plans being considered and there was so much proposed it was not possible to cast vote for any one plan. Seems the City wants to fill every piece of open space they can find and spoil that whole area . A 40,000 square foot community center is absurd, another huge building. The open space there now is peaceful and calming, it makes no sense to turn the whole area into a mini resort and also if they institute any one of these plans there would be a serious lack of a restroom and participants would have a long walk to the Hub with too many people pouring in there at any given time and which might not be open at long enough hours. Plus people entering to use the restrooms disturbing an event that might be taking place. All the plans seem to be appealing to visitors as there is too much proposed for a town of 4,000 of which not all residents would be desirous of using those facilities.
So much money to be spent on any one of these plans while the City says it does not have the funds to keep the community pool open to meet the demands. I do not use the pool but, have sympathy for those who do and they are not at all considered in any of these plans.
Our City Hall has said “Sedona is no longer a residential town but, now a resort town” and these proposed plans reflect that thinking.
My apologies, I did make a mistake, there is a restroom at a location other than at the hub and the center would be 14,000 sq ft not 40,0000 (that was a typo). I do wonder what residents living adjacent would think of all these changes and additions with so much parking which would undoubtedly create extra noise. Oh I did forget, residents are not considered. The survey says ONE of the plans will be carried out and that would be bad enough.