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Teens and Seniors, Please Apply

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019
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The Parks and Recreation Board creates master plans for each park and makes budget requests to the Board of Commissioners for new park projects. The board hopes to fill one seat reserved for a teen member and another for a member age 55 or older.

Could you bring a new perspective to Hillsborough’s park planning?

The Hillsborough Parks and Recreation Board has created two new seats — one dedicated for a 13- to 19-year-old and another for a person who is 55 or older. Hillsborough residents in either age bracket are encouraged to apply to help bring a broader perspective to the board’s discussions and decision-making.

“The Parks and Recreation Board wants to encourage broad community input in recreation decisions, and this change in membership is one way to hear from groups often underrepresented in the conversation,” said Public Space Manager Stephanie Trueblood, who provides staff support to the board.

The board creates master plans for the town’s parks and natural areas, including the two community parks — Gold Park and Cates Creek Park — and the smaller neighborhood parks, such as Hillsborough Heights Park and Turnip Patch Park. The board also helps determine priorities for new park projects and makes budget requests to the Hillsborough Board of Commissioners.

Meetings are at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month in the Board Meeting Room of the Town Hall Annex, 105 E. Corbin St.

The application to serve on a town advisory board can be found online. Questions about the Parks and Recreation Board can be directed to Public Space Manager Stephanie Trueblood by email or by phone at 919-296-9481.