Overview The first step in planning for parks and recreation in Creedmoor was to create an official Parks & Recreation Department; the second, to create a Parks and Recreation Master Plan that city leaders and residents could support. It was a major goal to get the public involved with identifying what type recreation programs and facilities currently needed to serve the residents of Creedmoor and southern Granville County.
With that in mind, the Creedmoor Parks & Recreation Department contracted with a planning & design firm to assist in creating the master plan. The plan serves as a guide on how to best utilize funding toward recreation in Creedmoor. The plan development process took approximately 6 months, and relied quite heavily on public input. Below is more information about the planning process.
Advisory Committee Meetings These meetings were between the Creedmoor Parks & Recreation Committee (CPRC), the Parks & Recreation Department, and LandDesign (the planning and design firm) helping to create the plan. The meetings were open to the public, and took place in late 2013.
Public Involvement Meetings Public involvement meetings were intended to obtain honest thoughts and opinions from community members on what they thought should be the future of parks & recreation in Creedmoor. Those meetings took place in 2013 and early 2014.
Recommendation and Adoption Before the draft master plan could be adopted, it had to be recommended to the Creedmoor Board of Commissioners by the CPRC, then left open for a public comment review session for one month. The draft Parks & Recreation Master Plan was presented to the Creedmoor Board on Monday, May 25, 2014 with representatives from LandDesign on hand to make the presentation. A copy of the draft plan was distributed to the Commissioners for detailed review and was posted online for public review.
After a month long review window, the draft plan was officially adopted on June 9, 2014.