The Turlock Parks and Recreation Commission will be discussing, but taking no action on, the Disc Golf Project ADA Requirements for the proposed Disc Golf Project at Donnelly Park, as well as Bounce Houses at Crane Park during their regular scheduled 6pm meeting on Wednesday.
At the previous Parks and Recreation Commission meeting, City Staff informed the Commission of complaints from neighbors near Crane Park regarding noise from bounce houses during the weekends. City Staff have been working with Lt. Miguel Pacheco to come up with a plan to minimize the noise created from the bounce houses. Erik Schulze of the Recreation Department stated that one solution on the City’s end is to have staff work on better communication for the bounce house setups with the renters at the park.
The biggest concern seems to be the noise from the generator. Staff will be working the neighborhood to get their input on ways to minimize the noise issues. It is expected that staff will try to start to work on this project in November, with the final plan put together and finished by Spring 2013.
Suggestions from neighbors included facing the bounce house generators and any music speakers away from the houses, and asking bounce house vendors to work on improving their equipment to make it more “neighborhood friendly”. Also brought into discussion was the fact that the City of Modesto does not allow Bounce Houses at their parks, and that perhaps the City of Turlock should also consider this option.
The Commission will hear an update from Schulze at Wednesday’s meeting regarding plans to help lessen the noise produced by bounce houses at Crane Park.
For more information on the Parks and Recreation Commission, visit http://www.ci.turlock.ca.us/citydepartments/parksrecreationfacilities/recreation/parksrecreationandcommunitycommission/agendasminutes.asp