Daybreak park

When: Wednesday, October 14th – 7:00 PM Were: Daybreak Primary and Middle School commons 1900 NW 20th Ave, Battle Ground What: Another meeting…………….. Seems like there have been a lot lately but these are all important for the future of our horse community. And they seem to be making a difference. The latest one is a chance for us to let the county know what we think should happen at Daybreak Park. There was a good article in The Columbian this morning about this meeting. The county is looking to private groups – including us – for good ideas about the use of the 112-acre undeveloped site on the south bank of the East Fork Lewis River. They are looking for partnerships in the planning and developing of the park. The meeting on Wednesday will be for public comment. Jean Akers, county parks planner, stated: “I think there are a number of different groups out there who are interested. I’ll wait and see who comes on Wednesday.” The county will use residents’ input from the Wednesday meeting and from comments on the expansion project’s web site. The plan that is developed from this input will be presented in a public meeting in December. Online, e-mail and phone comments will be accepted from Oct. 15-29. Check out Lower Daybreak Regional Park Master Plan web site for more information. Or contact: Pat Lee, Legacy Lands Program Manager (360) 397-2375 ext. 4070 Jean Akers, Park Planner Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation (360) 619-1120 There have been conversations about making this park a major equine area and it sounds to me like the county is asking us, the horse community, to put our time and money where ‘our’ mouth is. We can start by showing up at the meeting to let them know that we want into the party. This meeting will be in Battle Ground but it will affect all of the horse community. Even if you are from East County, come and stand up for more horse event and trail areas. Send me an email from ‘post a comment’ if you need directions. See you there, Jody Benson

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