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City asks public for ideas on redesigning parks in southeast

Ewell Gantz Playground. (Source: City of Lancaster)

Lancaster’s Public Works department is inviting the public to a workshop Tuesday evening to brainstorm ideas for redesigning three neighborhood parks in the southeast.

Ewell Gantz Playground, Joe Jackson Tot Lot and South End Park will be the focus of the session at The Mix, 520 North St. The family-friendly event will kick off with a community meal at 5:30 p.m., followed by the workshop at 6 p.m.

The three parks have been prioritized for renovation in Lancaster’s in-process parks and open space master plan. Tuesday’s event is intended to gather public input on the parks’ desired look and feel and what activities and facilities should be offered there.

Community members can also weigh in through the Engage Lancaster portal, which has PDF presentations on each park.

The input will be incorporated into draft concept plans, which the Public Works hope to have ready in August to present at a followup public meeting. The goal is to finalize the plans by September. The city department not indicated a timetable for engineering and construction.

For more information, email staff members Emma Hamme or Karl Graybill.