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Hillsborough Asks Residents to Help Shape Future of Veterans Memorial Park

Hillsborough County, Fla. (May 6, 2022) - Hillsborough County has launched an online option for veterans and residents to give input on what future improvements they would like to see at Veterans Memorial Park.

The County held an in-person workshop and open house at the park several weeks ago. The online option will be available through May 24 and gives those who were not able to attend the workshop or open house an opportunity to provide input. Those who attended the workshop or open house and would like to provide additional feedback also are invited to use the online option. It is recommended that residents open the survey using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari as their browser.

Feedback from the public will help identify how veterans and residents use the park and generate consensus and a vision for the future. Hillsborough County Conservation & Environmental Lands Management, which manages the park, and Hillsborough County Consumer & Veterans Services, which operates the on-site Veterans Resource Center, Amphitheater, Museum and events, will work with the University of South Florida's Florida Center for Community Design and Research to create a master plan for the park.

Veterans Memorial Park is home to 14 war memorials, the Veterans Resource Center, and the Rear Admiral Leroy Collins, Jr. Veterans Museum. It also serves as a venue for regional ceremonies on Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and Patriot Day, along with a variety of other organized events. Established oak trees provide a well-shaded and tranquil setting for reading, reflection, meditation, picnicking, family gatherings, or walking/jogging its many paths, which include a fitness trail along the Bypass Canal.

Link: Aerial video of memorials at Veterans Memorial Park

 

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