The Storm Lake Park and Recreation Advisory Board has approved its park plan list, which includes possible short- and long-term park improvement projects.
Storm Lake street superintendent Pat Kelly said some of the items on the list are a day-to-day matter for the parks department, while others will be budgeted items in upcoming fiscal years.
The short term list, scheduled to be completed in 1 to 3 years, includes:
* A play structure by the swimming pool.
* Signs in the parks for animals on leashes and for owners to pick up any messes their pets make.
* More garbage containers.
* Improved lighting in parks.
* An evaluation of the memorial tree program.
* More drinking fountains.
* Replacement of parking retaining wall at Sunset Park.
* Review of all play equipment while developing a centralized plan.
* More rock at the campground.
* Play structure at West 9th Street Park.
The "medium" term plan, for completion between three and six years includes:
* More covered and open shelter houses in all parks.
* More green space for future development.
* Extend sidewalks to all play structures.
* Sidewalks in Radio Park on both sides as well as setting future plans for Radio Park.
* "Super" play structure at Frank Starr Park.
* Barrier and parking along Scout Park.
* Start "Adopt-a-Park" program.
* Replace parking barriers in all parks.
* Enclose tennis courts at Chautauqua Park.
The long term goals are scheduled for work between 6 and 10 years down the road. Those include:
* Pedestrian crossing by Flindt and Lakeshore.
* Removal of the old water plant.
* Conversion of the old pump house.
* Wider sidewalk along Lakeshore from pool to Chautauqua Park.
* Start a program and reward system for reporting vandalism in the parks.