The Parks, Recreation & Community Programs Commission will meet tonight at 6pm to discuss three potential changes to various Turlock parks, including a Bocce Ball courts at Crane Park, the renaming of the Skate Park to the “Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park”, and a possible Disc Golf course at Donnelly Park.
The Rotary Club will give a brief presentation to the Commission regarding their final top two proposed locations for Bocce Ball Courts, located at Crane Park. The Commission will then vote on whether or not to move forward for a public hearing to be held at Crane Park at the July 11th meeting.
The Commission will also hear a brief presentation by Judith Suliman, the aunt of Brandon Koch whom the Skate Park may be renamed after. Suliman’s presentation to the Commission is in regards to renaming the Skate Park to the “Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park” in memory of her son Brandon, who recently died from Adrenocortical Carcinoma. Sulliman and fellow supporters of the cause addressed the Commission at the previous meeting during the public participation period, resulting in the Commission adding the request to this month’s agenda.
Although the family of Brandon Koch has received hundreds of signatures from community members in support of renaming the Skate Park in Koch’s honor, the decision will ultimately rest in the hands of the City Council. Tonight, the Parks and Recreation Commission will vote on whether or not to recommend the renaming of the Skate Park to the City Council, where a set decision could be made.
City staff will also be presenting a brief update on the location and the ADA requirements for the proposed Disc Golf Project at Donnelly Park, although no action will be taken on this item as of yet. According to Commission members at previous meetings, there has been an expressed interest by community members to have a disc golf course in Turlock, as the sport is gaining popularity with many residents who have become interested in learning more about the sport. This could be due to the sport becoming more accessible to new players who use resource sites such as HyzerFlipped.com as their access point to the world of disc golf.
The meeting will be held at City Hall, located at 156 S. Broadway, and will begin at 6pm.
For more information regarding the Parks, Recreation & Community Commission, please visit http://www.ci.turlock.ca.us/citydepartments/parksrecreationfacilities/recreation/parksrecreationandcommunitycommission/.