STEELE CREEK NEWS
Public Gives Input
to Park Needs in Southwest
16, 2005) Several dozen persons attending the Capitol Needs
Assessment Workshop for the Southwest District on December 8 voted
on what future capital projects should be made priorities for
spending. Each person had three votes to show support for their
first, second, and third choices. Votes were tallied using a
support for each project, based on the total possible points in this
Yorkmont Park Improvements - New Item
2. Steele Creek Greenway - Park Land Acquisition
3. Rarnblewood District Park -Improvements to Existing
4. Walkers Branch Greenway - Park Land Acquisition
5. Archdale Park - Improvements to Existing
6. Steele Creek Greenway - Greenway Construction
7. Walkers Branch Greenway - Greenway Construction
8. Thomas McAllister Winget Park - District Park Development
9. Copperhead Island at McDowell Park -Improvements to Existing
10. Berewick District Park - Water Park Facility
11. McDowell Nature Prcscrve - Park Land Acquisition
12. Berewick District Park - District Park Development
the Yorkmont Community expressed support for repairs and
improvements to their neighborhood park. This specific item received
the most support.
both the Ramblewood Community and the Ramblewood Soccer, Inc
expressed support for improvements to that park and its soccer
projects were listed for greenway trails: both land acquisition and
construction for the Steele Creek and Walkers Branch greenways.
These collectively received the most support and were the only
projects receiving significant support that are specifically within
the Steele Creek community.
No funds currently
are available for any of these projects. All funds from previous
bond referenda have been allocated. The purpose of the workshop was
to help county staff establish spending priorities for future bond
money. With the support offered at this workshop, these greenways
should appear prominently on future priority lists.
information on parks in the Southwest District, see the
Southwest Park District web page and the
Southwest Park District Map.
, call the Park and
Recreation Department at (704) 336-3854.