December 12, 2010 by wcobserver
Communicating with the public recently got easier for the West Forks Parks Department. And, judging from the comments on their “wall” the public welcomes their entry into the Facebook, social networking site. Parks Director Dave Roebke says he’s still learning how to use it but is optimistic about its usefulness as a communication tool.
At the monthly Parks Commission meeting, December 6, the group discussed the progress regarding the “Small Town, Big Lights” Christmas lighting contest along with the upcoming ornament making party (Details can be found in the “Briefly” section on page 12 of this issue).
The Commission agreed that more partnering with other community organizations such as schools, 4H and churches will be a high priority goal. Although two recent Parks Department sponsored activities, the pumpkin carving and chili cook- off were less well attended than hoped, Roebke said he’ll stick with the effort. He said the Department is in the early planning stages for an Easter Egg Hunt. A community softball league is also being discussed.
The Department is continuing to move toward the last phase of development for Carter Park. Fields 1 and 2 are fully operational. Field 3 which has been designated for softball , needs lights. Field 4 is, as of yet, undeveloped.