City Plans for Park Expansion
On Thursday, April 4, the Forney Messenger hosted a Meet the Candidate forum in conjunction with the city’s upcoming mayoral and city council elections. As well as being open for the public to attend, the event was broadcast via a Facebook Live event on the Forney Messenger Inc. Facebook page. Through this broadcast, it became evident that many citizens are unaware of the City of Forney’s current park and recreation plan as well as the transportation plan. This article will address the City’s park plans, and readers can look forward to a future article that will highlight the City’s thoroughfare plans.
For a rapidly growing community such as Forney, parks and recreational areas are highly important. Forney is comprised of a wide variety of people groups, but the majority of Forney residents enjoy outdoor activities regardless of their demographic. According to the National Survey on Recreation and the Environment, within the top ten outdoor activities for Texas residents are walking, outdoor family gatherings, attending outdoor sports events, viewing/photographing natural scenery, and picnicking. These are just a sampling of the options to which Forney residents already have access through our parks and recreation system.
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