The City of Clovis is currently updating its long range Parks Master Plan which, when completed in May 2015, will shape the direction, development and delivery of the city’s parks and recreation services over the next ten years. This comprehensive process is being overseen by the City of Clovis’ Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee which consists of area residents and city commissioners, and the City’s Parks Department.
Consensus Planning, a leading New Mexico planning and landscaping design firm located in Albuquerque, is currently working with the City on the plan. They will be meeting with the Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee whose meetings are open to the public for input and will host a town hall meeting at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at the Clovis Civic Center. The City would like to extensively engage the public to obtain input regarding their current use of the park system, and to assess the future desires of the community.
Opportunities to participate in the process include the following:
- Completing an electronic survey by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/clovisparkssurvey.
- Hard copies of the survey are located at City Hall, 321 N. Connelly Street, the Clovis-Carver Library located at 701 N. Main Street, City Parks Department located at 500 Sycamore, Clovis Community College, 417 Schepps, and the Clovis/Curry Chamber of Commerce located at 105 E. Grand. Completed surveys may be delivered to City Hall at 321 N. Connelly Street, mailed to City of Clovis, PO Box 760, Clovis, NM 88102-0760, or e-mailed to email@example.com. The survey will also be mailed out randomly throughout the community. The City will accept completed surveys through January 16th, 2015.
- Attendance at the Community Town Hall at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at the Clovis Civic Center.
- Attendance at the Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee meetings. Meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at City Hall located at 321 N. Connelly Street. The next meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Monday, January 26th, 2015 at the Clovis City Hall.
In addition to their work on the Parks Master Plan, Consensus Planning will also provide three alternative master plan concepts for Hillcrest Park based upon input from the Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee and the general public during the community town hall meeting at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 29th, 2015. The preferred concept for Hillcrest Park, together with the Parks Master Plan, will be recommended to the Clovis City Commission for final action.
For more information, please contact Claire Burroughes, Legislative & Community Development Director at the City Manager’s Office at (575) 769-7828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Clovis’ Wastewater Department will be replacing a sewer line across 7th Street between Ross and Sheldon. Construction will take place between 6:00 a.m. Monday, December 15th and 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 16th, 2014. Area residents will be provided with alternate routes during this construction work.
Should you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Durwood Billington with the City Wastewater Department at (575) 749-3478.
Hillcrest Park Zoo is excited to be hosting the 2014 “Christmas Nites at the Zoo” from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., December 16th-19th, 2014 at the Hillcrest Park Zoo for area residents. There will be picture opportunities, refreshments, games for the kids and karaoke carols to join in and enjoy. People attending Zoo Nites will only be able to access the Zoo through the old entrance on Sycamore Street.
Clovis Area Transit Service (CATS) will be offering free bus rides around the City to look at the holiday lights between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 16th and Wednesday, December 17th. Buses will leave at thirty minute intervals from the old entrance to the Zoo.
Christmas Nites at the Zoo is free to the public and area residents are warmly invited to come and join the fun.
If there are questions, please contact the Hillcrest Park Zoo at 575-769-7873.
The City of Clovis is seeking a representative from a group that utilizes the parks and recreation services to serve on the Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee. The committee meets at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month to make recommendations to the Clovis City Commission regarding parks and recreation activities in the city. To obtain more information regarding the Parks Board, or to request an application form, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 575-769-7828 or e-mail administration@cityofclovis.