PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING PARK NAMING
A Public hearing regarding the naming of parkland is scheduled for Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at the Recreation and Parks Commission Meeting. Application for naming of the parkland north of the river as Emerald Riverfront Park. A copy of the application request is on file in the office of the Recreation and Parks Department at 2000 Cedar Lane, Greenville, NC 27858. On the basis of objections, debate and discussion at the hearing, changes may be made from what has been proposed.
Remote Speaking Procedures for the
Recreation and Parks Commission Meeting
held via ZOOM
The City of Greenville will be keeping measures in place in an ongoing effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These measures include barring physical attendance at the meeting, employing social distancing, and implementing remote participation. The public is encouraged to watch the Recreation and Parks Commission meeting live on GTV9. The following procedures have been put in place to provide the public with the ability to address the Recreation and Parks Commission during the Public Hearing by remote access.
- A Public Hearing is not to exceed thirty minutes.
- Those that wish to address the Recreation and Parks Commission during the Public Hearing, should call the Administrative Assistant of the Greenville Recreation and Parks Department at 252-329-4540 to register by Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
- Individual comments during Public Hearings are limited to 10 minutes for the first speaker and three minutes for each subsequent speaker.
- Registered participants will be given an access code to speak at the meeting via Zoom, a remote conferencing service.
- Callers will be held in queue and asked to mute their phones or speakers until they are called on to speak.
- Speakers will be called in the order that they are registered.
- If a person participating remotely willfully disrupts the Recreation and Parks Commission meeting, then upon direction by the Chair of the Recreation and Parks Commission, such person may be removed from electronic participation, or his or her e-mail may not be read.
- The public may also email their comments along with their name, address, and topic to firstname.lastname@example.org up to and during the meeting.
- Messages must be labeled Public Hearing in the subject line.
- If time remains during those designated periods, the comments will be read by the Administrative Assistant into record after all registered speakers have addressed the Recreation and Parks Commission.
- Comments read by the Administrative Assistant are subject to the time limits set by the Public Hearing procedures.
The Recreation and Parks Department provides a variety of athletic, recreational, and arts and crafts activities for all ages and special populations. The department maintains more than 25 parks and recreational facilities, including numerous gymnasiums, recreation and community centers, swimming pools, tennis courts, a soccer complex, softball and baseball fields, playgrounds, a greenway, as well as The Town Common and Greenville Amphitheater, River Park North, Bradford Creek Public Golf Course, the Aquatics and Fitness Center, the Extreme Park, and River Birch Tennis Center.
What separates Greenville and its Recreation and Parks department apart and earns it special recognition? The surprised look on first-time visitors to events in town that say, “I didn’t know Greenville had all of this,” tells part of the story. But the commitment to be all-inclusive while being flexible enough to think “outside of the box” makes Greenville Recreation and Parks Department unique.
A philosophy of “family, fun, foundation” promotes involvement for a lifetime and teaches not only skills for the courts and fields but also life skills such as teamwork and conduct. A tremendous sense of community pride has been created through the accomplishments of both individuals and teams. Being hosts to major events has given Greenville Recreation and Parks Department and the City a chance to show off not only its facilities, but also its hospitality and commitment to excellence.
Perhaps a local resident put it best, “I’ve been to other places and nobody in North Carolina does it better. The staff is so well organized and provides its citizens with a variety of activities. That’s why Greenville is the best!”
To advance parks, recreation, and environmental conservation efforts that promote mental and physical health, serve as a deterrent to illegal or inappropriate behaviors, and enhance Greenville's quality of life.