From Jeff Hauff, Grants Administrator, Hays County:
The draft of the new Hays County Parks, Open Space and Natural Areas Master Plan has been completed and is available for public review through 5 p.m. January 11, 2012. It has not yet been endorsed or adopted by the Hays County Commissioners Court.
The plan lists priorities and goals for the parks and open space system over the next 10 years and was developed through information and ideas garnered from public meetings, public surveys, the Hays County Parks and Open Space Advisory Board and other resources.
Planning began in early 2011 when a consultant hired to help guide the process held five public meetings throughout the County to receive comments from residents on desires and expectations for future parks and open space opportunities.
Hays County’s first Parks and Open Space Master Plan was completed in 2002 and updates to that plan were done in 2006. The current plan draws on those opportunities identified in the original plan, as well as those needs voiced during the current planning process.
The plan is available at www.co.hays.tx.us/parksmasterplan and a copy is also available for review in the Hays County Grants Administration Office during normal business hours. Written comments may be sent through January 11 to Jeff Hauff, Grants Administrator, at [email protected] or Hays County Grants, Hays County Government Center, 712 South Stagecoach Trail, Suite 1204, San Marcos, Texas, 78666.