The Parks and Recreation Department of High Point is developing a new comprehensive master plan. It is their first since 2008.

To put it together, the department has been working with the community, elected officials, and McAdams, a civil engineering company from Durham.

The city recently held a public input session to find out what citizens want from the project. The plan currently focuses on things like a new senior center and renovating existing structures. An expanded greenway that ties to Greensboro is also part of the design.

Lee Tillery is director of Parks and Recreation of High Point.

“We have probably one of the oldest parks and recreation departments in the state. That's a fun fact, but also reflects an aging infrastructure, a department that was built for a community 75, 80 years ago," says Tillery. "And obviously the city has evolved, times have changed, and we want to be on that forefront, not only with our facilities but with our programming, and making sure we meet leisure needs here in the community.”

The department will be bringing their plan to the Parks and Recreation Commission in September, and hopes to have it approved by the city council in November.

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