Cheektowaga residents will get a look at what the experts did with their suggestions for town parks and playgrounds later this month.
Public meetings will be conducted to review the draft park "needs assessment" report at 6:45 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Losson Community Center in Stiglmeier Park, and Nov. 23 at the Maryvale Community Center, 3409 Genesee St.
At two meetings during the summer, about 60 residents gave their ideas on how the town's 17 parks could be improved . Wendel Duchscherer, an architectural and engineering firm, was hired to create a master plan.
As a first step, engineers reviewed the park inventory and rated the parks. Then they listened to the public comments and adjusted the plan.
"This is an opportunity to see how they've incorporated those suggestions," said Kenneth J. Kopacz, director of parks, recreation and youth services.
Kopacz said he has not seen the new draft and will hear about it at the meetings.
After the meetings this month, a final document will be put together and presented to the Town Board.
"The result of this will be our master plan for the next 10 years," he said. "It's also a to-do list for park development staff to address those things we can address."
He said the plan will be used for documentation when the town pursues various grants for the park.
Community parks and playgrounds south of Walden Avenue will be discussed at the meeting at Stiglmeier Park, and parks north of Walden Avenue will be discussed at the meeting at Maryvale Community Center.