GOAL 6: Sustain and expand programs to maintain a high quality of life and build community pride
Goal 6: Objectives
Develop and complete a community center project to provide a gathering point for the community’s use.
Develop a master plan for trails, pathways and sidewalks that maximizes the walk-ability of the community and connects all areas of town safely including parks, green spaces, SHES, churches and other amenities.
Continue to enhance existing parks and green spaces and seek opportunities for park expansions when feasible.
Develop partnerships with local organizations to expand health, wellness and recreational opportunities for all age groups.
Progress reports for each goal are provided on a quarterly basis to the City Council. The updated provided only notes the changes from the previous update. A full update is available in the document library. This update was provided to the City Council on August 15, 2016.
The City received CDBG funding for the community center project. Construction was completed in June 2016. The facility has been available for rent since August.
The Food Policy Council held a farmers market in 2016 and is also pursuing a community garden project with grant funds.
The City is working with the Hutchinson Kennel Club to bring their main training facility to South Hutchinson within the main city park near Avenue B and Washington.
Journey Mennonite Church has begun construction of a new gymnasium space that the church intends to use for community recreational purposes.
Staff, working as a member of HEAL Reno County promotes the trail use and active transportation options including Bike to Work Day.
HEAL received a 3 year, $100,000 grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas for health initiatives.