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Public Meeting to Discuss Benton County's Plan For Parks and Recreation

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RICHLAND, Wash.-- The public got a chance to give their input on Benton County's Comprehensive Plan for Parks and Recreation Tuesday night.

Officials are planning on expanding current parks and building new ones. Citizens got to look through some of the designs.

This project will define the future of parks and recreation areas for the next twenty years. This was the last opportunity for the public to speak up about what they would like to see.

"Some of the areas that the public are very interested in are trail systems, corridors for people to access the park system and also access other jurisdictional sites, and other recreational areas," said Gideon Schreiber, Associate Planner with Studio Cascade Community Planning and Design.

The estimated cost of the project is around $80,000. The last comprehensive plan for the parks system dates back to the 1980s.

Studio Cascade is the firm taking over the project. They want to get the public as involved as possible to help review any existing area that may need work.

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