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Ideas sought for future health park
Open house scheduled for April 19
Community Health Park Idea Sharing Sessions
Wednesday, April 19: Ideas Collected
Tuesday, May 16: Ideas Presented
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Goodyear Library Community Room, 14455 W. Van Buren Street, Suite C-102
Goodyear, Ariz. (March 16, 2017) –Creative and innovative ideas are sought to help shape the design of the future Community Health Park in Goodyear. An idea sharing session is being held on Wednesday, April 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Goodyear Library Community Room, 14455 W. Van Buren Street, Suite C-102.
At the session, held as an open house, participants will be able to walk to various stations to get information about the park site and share their thoughts for what they would like to see included in the design of amenities and features. Ideas will be collected, compiled and incorporated into design concepts that will be presented at the May 16 meeting.
“We want this park to be an exceptional example of a public space that promotes healthy lifestyles,” said Goodyear Parks and Recreation Director Nathan Torres. “This is a place where people can come to heal, acquire and build healthy habits. We are looking to the people in the community to tell us what they want to enjoy and how we can do our part to develop a health-oriented amenity.”
Located along the north side of Interstate 10, between Litchfield and Bullard roads, the future Goodyear Community Health Park is currently a flood control basin that was purchased for $233 from Maricopa County in 2016. The site is anchored by two West Valley hospitals. The award-winning public-private health park is managed by a coalition of community partners including: Abrazo West Campus; Adelante Healthcare; Cancer Treatment Centers of America; John D. Kuhn Ventures; Hickman Farms; and the city of Goodyear, among others.
The future park is already capturing national attention, winning a top award from General Electric (GE) for its ability to bring together a wide variety of community stakeholders interested in improving public health and lowering health care costs.
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