McGaw Park Project Schedule
May 5Park Commission discusses draft Goals, Objectives, and Policies
May 19McGaw Park TourMcGaw Park Tour
May 19Park Commission approves Goals, Objectives, and Policies
June 16Park Commission reviews master plan alternatives
- Alternative 1- Centralized
- Alternative 2a- Multi-Nodal
- Alternative 2b- Multi-Nodal
- Alternative 2c- Multi-Nodal
- Alternative 3- Hybrid
- Alternative 4- Formal Walk
July 21Park Commission reviews master plan alternatives
Aug 4Park Commission selects amenities for inclusion in the plan
Aug 18Open House on McGaw Park Master Plan Alternatives Open house on McGaw Park Master Plan Alternatives
Aug 18 - Aug 31 (4 PM)Public comment period on master plan alternatives
This was an alternative opportunity for those who couldn't attend the August 18th open house to give their input on the alternatives.
Sept 15Park Commission selects/develops preferred master plan alternative
Commissioners met to discuss and select their preferred master plan alternative. They approved the Draft Revised Multi-Nodal alternative with two amendments: 1) Rename "Prairie Restoration" to "Prairie Restoration/Rain Garden" 2) Relocate the nature center back to the southeast corner of the park. See the map below for the latest version.
Oct 27Open House on Draft McGaw Park Master Plan
Staff presented the draft master plan text and map and collected the public's feedback. All comments were shared at the Nov. 3 Park Commission meeting.
- Draft McGaw Park Master Plan (10/26/11)
- Park Commission Preferred Draft Master Plan
- Park Commission Desired Amenities
Nov 3Park Commission discussion/action on draft McGaw Park Master Plan and recap of Oct 27 open house
The Park Commission discussed and approved the 10/26/11 Draft McGaw Park Master Plan for referral and the public hearing on the plan. They didn't request any changes to the plan. (Note: Staff updated text on electric utilities and flag football to address factual errors)
Dec 1Public hearing and Park Commission considers adoption of McGaw Park Master Plan
The Fitchburg Park Commission held a public hearing on the McGaw Park Master Plan for the purpose of soliciting comments from the public. A number of interested citizens registered to speak about the plan. After the public hearing was closed, the Park Commission recommended adoption of the master plan with amendments to the location of the disc golf course, tennis courts, and observation tower (see below).