As you may know by now, Goshen residents voted a 1% sales tax. A portion of this tax can be considered for developing & maintaining Goshen Parks. Thank you all so much for your participation in the Goshen Parks Survey and sales tax vote. The Goshen Parks Commission will be making recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on the above requirements. Nearly one third of the amount of people who voted for the sales tax increase also voted in the Survey. Parks will be largely based on the survey results which continue to favor walk trails, picnic areas and include a half basketball court at the community center.
A grant request is planned to be submitted to the State Parks early this summer that could help us develop Goshen Parks while leveraging some of the tax funds. Selection for that very competitive grant is scheduled before the end of the year. The Parks Commission will continue to hold open meetings to ensure community involvement while compiling recommendations for the Mayor and City Council regarding parks that are desired by our residents.
The Goshen Parks Commission