DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — This week, Danville Parks and Recreation displayed three new designs for neighborhood parks on their website. According to reports, the plans are a big part of implementing improvements as a city-wide focus to enhance community spaces and needs identified by residents.

According to Danville Parks and recreation, the following parks are set to be redesigned:

  • Doyle Thomas Park
  • Pumpkin Creek Park
  • Coates Park

Reports say over the last year, community members around those parks came together to decide what changes need to be made, and later this week, Danville Parks and Recreation will follow up with their improvement propositions.

“We are excited about this process and the designs that are coming out of it. Community members have put a lot of time and thought into their parks, and we certainly appreciate their involvement. We look forward to addressing all our neighborhood parks through this process. I urge anyone who wants more information on this process to visit playdanvilleva.com to find all of our park planning information,” says Bill Sgrinia, Director of Parks and Recreation. 

Danville Parks and Recreation says there will be upcoming meetings in the new year, as a way to discuss the renderings, cost estimates, and the next step in carrying out the plans. They say they will also discuss how to represent the communities’ history and culture in parts of the park design.

The department is welcoming residents for the following park meetings that will begin next year:

  • Doyle Thomas Park — The department will hold a meeting for this park on Tuesday, January 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the PEACE Center.  
  • The Coates Park — The department will hold a meeting for this park on Thursday, January 12, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Coates Recreation Center.  
  • The Pumpkin Creek Park — The department will hold a meeting for this park on Friday, January 6, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southside Learning and Community Center.  

According to the Danville Parks and Recreation, resident planning for Camilla Williams Park, Camp Grove Park, and Cedar Brook Parks begin on January 18.  

For more information about the parks, meetings, and future plans, visit here.