In addition to maintaining what the city had, the master plan, based on citizen input, also emphasizes improving and expanding trails and connections in the city’s parks, including Harbin, according to a city staff report.
The process for Harbin Park will include three public meetings: two to solicit public input from residents and one to review concept art. Bell projected the first public hearing would be held next spring.
There will also be a “detailed plan to provide pedestrian and/or bicycle connectivity to various adjacent neighborhoods,” according to the report, along with a perimeter paved bike/hiking path.
“The park’s just dated,” Bell said
Resident Mary Beth Helmes doesn’t visit Harbin frequently, said she would “appreciate a nice track to walk on, I guess, a hiking trail. A place to walk the dog.”
“The more playground equipment for the grandchildren the better,” said Karen Bell, , who visits Harbin Park in the summer.
An expansion of Fairfield's Marsh Lake is currently being planned.