Sharing Visions for a Downtown Park

 In Community Vitality

On January 12th, members of The McConnell Foundation team appeared before the City of Redding’s Community Services Advisory Commission (CSAC) to share downtown updates, particularly regarding visions for a downtown park, to be located just south of the Shasta College Health Sciences building.

The Community Services Advisory Commission is a five-member board appointed by City Council to provide oversight of the Recreation, Park Development, and Park Maintenance Divisions, and contracts for the operations of the Redding Civic Auditorium and the Redding Convention and Visitors Bureau administered by the Community Services Department.

Examples of topics of discussion that came up included:

  • How to take seriously the degree of heat and need for shade in park spaces during the hot Redding summers
  • Tree species that will ultimately end up in the park
  • How the park would serve downtown residents’ needs and also the general public’s needs

Commissioners are appointed by the City Council to four-year terms and are limited to serving two consecutive full terms. Commissioners must be residents of the City, employed within the City, or own a business located within the City.

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