We introduced an newly-edited version of our “Park Values and Benefits” at the public meetings that ended yesterday evening. When we say “Values,” we’re trying to put into words the rationale for creating the park in this specific place. It’s easy to get lost in the big picture, though, and plans aren’t plans unless they give you concrete advice on how to design and guide the evolution of a park over the next several decades.
With that in mind, here are the Seven Big Character-Defining Values driving the park forward. Each is supposed to deliver certain benefits (those are listed). And to provide those benefits, we have to perform some action to make it happen. Those are listed with each value.
Where did the seven values come from? From you, and from the sudden realization that we manage three main resources: natural, cultural and recreational. Each of these three overlap, too (some parks are a mix of natural+cultural features, or recreational+natural, and so on), producing three more unique combinations. That makes six. And because it’s important for a a park to exist as part of a community, that makes seven.
Take a look, and comment by Sept 22. You can leave a comment here, or send one by email.