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Archived News Release from 2006

For Immediate Release

Park & Recreation Commission Invites Community to Discuss Updates to Park Rules

Redwood City, CA - September 22 , 2006 - The Redwood City Park & Recreation Commission has scheduled a public meeting to review and discuss proposed changes to City parks rules and regulations. Park users, visitors, neighbors, and other interested community members are encouraged to join the discussion and participate in ensuring our parks continue to be a wonderful community asset. The community discussion is scheduled for the Parks and Recreation Commission meeting on Wednesday, September 27 th, 2006 starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Avenue.

 The proposed changes incorporate significant feedback already received from the community at previous community meetings, as well as other information and comments from the Redwood City Police Department. In summary, the proposed updates include permit requirements for a variety of uses such as large-scale activities, jumpers or shade structures, and non-City barbeque equipment; updating the Park ordinance to include more specifics relate to noise or amplified music; designation of all parks as “drug free zones;” specifics regarding designated access for leashed dogs; and other necessary updates.

More information on the proposed updates to park rules and regulations is available by calling 650-780-7250, or online. Comments on the proposed changes can also be emailed to Parks Superintendent Gary Hover.

The Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department provides recreational facilities and activities for all ages and interests, and supplies building and custodial services for City buildings. Redwood City Parks also operates the Fair Oaks Community Center, providing social, educational, and cultural activities, as well as information, referral, and counseling services to persons living in Redwood City and neighboring communities. Redwood City Parks is more than you think! Its website is located at www.redwoodcity.org/parks.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and local business. Take a look at the variety of City webcams at redwoodcity.org/webcam, and subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter by emailing e-news@redwoodcity.org.

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Contact:
Gary Hover
Parks Superintendent
650-780-7250

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