County Seeks Input On Parks Plan

As the Berrien County Parks Commission works to create a new five year plan for parks, the public has a chance to offer its thoughts. Berrien County Parks Director Brian Bailey tells WSJM News there will be two town hall-style meetings next Wednesday for input on the plan. The document will guide parks development from 2020 to 2024. Bailey says it includes planned improvements. He gave us some examples.

“The new park in Paw Paw River, do we want to add a picnic shelter and a restroom building?” Bailey said. “So, it allows the public to have an opportunity to see what we’re working on and also get some ideas on what they’d like to see.”

Next Wednesday’s meeting will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and then again from 7 to 8 p.m. That’s right before and right after the Berrien County Parks Commission meeting. The meetings will be held at the Berrien County Administrative Center in St. Joseph and everyone’s invited. Bailey says meetings to draft the plan will continue throughout the year.