Kimberling City, Mo. (PRWEB) September 13, 2013
With Joe Bald Park facing an uncertain future, Table Rock Lake residents are invited to input their ideas at a pivotal community meeting to be held Monday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. at First Christian Church in Kimberling City, according to Dave Liebenow, Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce executive director.
The Army Corps of Engineers has asked Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce to lead an exploratory group to compile ideas on what to do with the park. Led by Liebenow, the panel is comprised of 25 individuals representing various entities, including Army Corps of Engineers personnel, local and state government officials, local business owners, fishing guides and area residents. Joe Bald State Park has been closed to the public since 1998.
"Bringing Joe Bald Park back to life will add new opportunities for our area businesses and residents," said Liebenow. "It's vital to have resident's input at the first community meeting. The opportunities for Joe Bald Park are endless."
Students from the Center for Community Studies at Drury University are assisting the regional community to become a greater recreational and financial community asset. After this first meeting, the student team will review the materials and develop individual vision ideas for the community. These ideas will be discussed at the second public meeting to be held Monday, Oct. 14. Students are being led by Jay Garrott, Drury University professor of architecture.
“Using the community’s input from meeting one of the Joe Bald Visioning Study, the Drury University student team will develop four vision plans for the redevelopment of the Joe Bald Park for community consideration and comment," said Garrott. "These four visions will be presented at the second community meeting on Monday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m."
A leader in economic and community development, Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce promotes business success and quality of life. Serving all of Stone County and part of Taney County, the chamber promotes tourism; provides information and resources to enhance members' success; advocates for area businesses on legislative issues; promotes synergy in the business community and furthers the Ozark Mountain legacy. To learn more visit visittablerocklake.org.