Parks & Recreation
Championing the green spaces, parks, trails, and playgrounds that make our community the quality place where we want to live and work, as well as a world-class destination for tourists is something that people in the first district and I are passionate about. I am committed to maintaining and enhancing these treasures of our community, ensuring that they are accessible for all. Three areas that have seen progress in recent years are Hartley Field receiving designation of “Natural Area” which will bring new opportunities for preservation, the planned expansion of the Hartley Nature Center and the growing success of the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory. The City is also planning on creating a “master plan” for Brighton Beach (including extension of the Lake Walk). I encourage stakeholders to work collaboratively with City staff to create the broad variety of recreational opportunities, including golf, hockey, skiing, biking, hiking and many others.