Taylor Park Neighborhood Association
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2018 Annual Meeting
Thursday, April 19, 2018
First Evangelical Covenant Church (6024 L St.)
- 6:30 p.m. Registration, Membership
- 7:00 p.m. General meeting will begin
Please enter from north parking lot to the basement meeting room. Come early to visit with friends, meet new neighbors, and get your 2018 membership.
TPNA has some exciting events coming up, as well as new information concerning the Taylor Park playground. Our guest speaker will be J.J. Yost from Lincoln Parks & Recreation Department.
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Neighborhood Watch is a great program supported by the Lincoln Police Department. It empowers neighbors to work together and with the police department to keep their neighborhood safe. If you are interested in becoming involved with Neighborhood Watch or starting a group for your area, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 402-441-7261.
– Officer Cassi Nissen, Lincoln Police Department
Taylor Park Renovation 2017
Taylor Park neighbors were invited to attend the Lincoln Parks & Rec Advisory Board meetings in Nov. and Dec. to learn of playground renovation. The Board approved the relocation of present playground to the south side of the park near the Randolph dead end.
Taylor Park Neighborhood Association Board along with several neighbors speaking before the Advisory Board were opposed. Notes from these meetings can be found on Parks Advisory Board website.
Two priority reasons for opposition are:
- The proposed location does NOT provide an open, safe, and secure setting.
- The land/soil quality along with continuously high moisture level of the designated location will often make the playground unusable.
It was determined that a Special Review Committee would be formed by interested associations near the park along with Park staff and Park Advisory representative. Dan & Deb Safarik will be representatives from Taylor Park Neighborhood Association for the upcoming playground design review committee.
The first meeting of the Taylor Park playground design review committee scheduled for June 22nd , with second meeting is being scheduled for July 13th.
“Our goal continues to be implementation of the elements of the master plan as recommended by the advisory board. As part of the design effort for all park elements, we will be examining site specifics such as site lines, grades, soil conditions, drainage patterns, etc. in the immediate vicinity of the playground. Everything form public safety to access to aesthetics to sustainability will be considered in design development. Playgrounds are in investment of public funds and I believe that I have a responsibility to make sure those public funds are invested wisely,”
– Parks department staff.