Friday, April 17, 2009

Meeting scheduled to gather input on Kate and Clarence LaLonde Neighborhood Park

Vancouver, WA – Clark County Public Works and Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation will host a public meeting about the Kate and Clarence LaLonde Neighborhood Park development project on Thursday, April 23. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Gaiser Middle School cafeteria, 3000 NE 99th St.

Kate and Clarence LaLonde Neighborhood Park is located on Northeast 99th Street, just west of 50th Avenue in northeast Hazel Dell. Preliminary planning and design work began earlier this spring. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2010.

Public input at this stage is very important, and all interested neighbors are encouraged to attend. At the public meeting, project staff will present several concept plans for review, discussion and input from neighbors. These plans will show different ways the park might be developed. Comments gathered at the public meeting will help in preparing a proposed concept plan based on funding, site requirements and neighborhood priorities.

Neighbors unable to attend the public meeting may still participate in the process. All the presentation materials will be posted on the project Web page along with an electronic comment form starting the afternoon of April 24. All comments must be received by May 10. The project Web page address is:

Design and construction of Kate and Clarence LaLonde Neighborhood Park is funded by park impact fees, which are paid whenever new homes are built, and by the real estate excise tax, which is paid whenever property is sold. Maintenance of the park will be funded by the Greater Clark Parks District, a special district approved and funded by voters in the unincorporated urban area of Clark County in 2005.

For more information about this project, please contact Don Andrews at (360) 397-6118 ext. 4362, or by e-mail at

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