Thank you to the Wilmington residents who overwhelmingly approved the Parks Bond in the November 2016 election. The development of the North Waterfront Park is one of the approved projects. City staff is currently taking steps so that design can begin once the funding is available on July 1.
The Master Plan for this park was created by city staff after extensive public input. From May-December 2014, the city received approximately 1,400 comments from public meetings, presentations, events, community centers, an online survey and social media.
Additional open space is a top priority in the city’s park master plan and was the number one recommendation in the city’s Vision 2020 plan that outlines a plan for downtown development. “The lack of downtown parks and open space has a critical impact on the urban environment. Without inviting recreation opportunities or public gathering places, the reasons for visiting or staying downtown are reduced for both local residents and tourists,” the plan states.
March 2, 2015 Meeting - Public input results
May 22, 2014 Public input meeting
- Watch the presentation from the May 22 public input meeting
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