Ferndale looking to update Parks & Rec master plan

Ferndale city officials are getting ready to update the master plan for the city’s Parks & Recreation Dept.

The City Council recently hired Kirbach Consultancy to help shepherd city officials through the process. Cities normally update their master plans every five years to comply with state regulations, thus enabling them to bring in state funding for capital projects.

“A lot of parks and recreation buildings have been built with state dollars,” says Robert Brunner, city manager for Ferndale.

For instance, the city is spending $130,000 in state funds to revamp tennis courts in one of its parks this spring.

The city will hold public meetings over the next few months to gauge public opinion on what recreation options and park improvements they want to see. Dates for those meetings haven’t been determined yet.

Source: Robert Brunner, city manager for Ferndale
Writer: Jon Zemke