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February 1, 2013

City looks at ideas for Neahwa Park

Ideas to improve the Oneonta’s Neahwa Park were reviewed this week but the discussion and formation of plans are just getting started, a city official said Thursday.

The Oneonta Parks and Recreation Commission met Wednesday with representatives from the LA Group of Saratoga Springs to discuss revisions of the city’s Parks Master Plan, including Neahwa and nearby Catella Park.

Jeff House, acting community development director for the city, estimated about 20 people attended the meeting, including some representatives from the Oneonta Susquehanna Greenway Committee, Common Council members and residents.

Some proposals have been walkways through the parks, a redesign of the entrance to Neahwa Park from Market Street, a water-spray park and a dog park, city officials said. More comments from the public will be sought, House said, and more meetings will be held.

“There are a lot of ideas on the table,” House said. “Everything right now is very preliminary.”

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