Friday
Oct042013

Alum Creek Park Planning (Updated)

In 2011, the Alum Creek Corridor Committe (ACCC) was created with a mission to create an accessible, interactive, and protected Alum Creek corridor along the length of Bexley's creekside in collaboration with community stakeholders and other jurisdictions.  One of the initial goals that came out of the ACCC was the creation of a park along Alum Creek from Main Street to Livingston.

One of the initial steps to developing a park along the creek was to create a park plan.  Thanks to a grant from the Bexley Community Foundation as well as a grant from the Jeffrey Foundation, funds have been secured for the creation of the park plan.  

This is where you, the Bexley Resident, comes in.  We are seeking input from the residents to drive the development of this park plan.  What do you want in a park along Alum Creek?  What type of amenities, what access, what programming, etc.  In an effort to gather as much feedback from the community as possible, we have developed a survey.  Please check out the survey through the link below.  Also, please pass this along to your neighbors and friends, as community input is key to the success of this project.

Alum Creek Park Plan Survey

Additionally, we have constructed an idea board that is located at the Farmers Market on the corner of Main Street and Parkview.  We encourage you to write your thoughts and ideas about what you would like to see in a park along Alum Creek onto the board.  

Once we have collected feedback through the survey and idea board, we will then schedule a community meeting in which we will encourage residents to provide feedback on draft park plans.   

Please feel free to contact the Bexley Recreation and Parks Department with any questions.  Please spread the word as, again, we need community input to develop a park that meets the needs of our community.  

Update:
To view results from the survey click here (results as of October 4, 2013). 

 

Friday
Jun282013

2013 Budget Book and 2012 Annual Report

For residents looking for a report of the City's activities and initiatives in 2012, as well as an outlook and budget for 2013, the City's 2012 annual report and 2013 budget book is available online by clicking here.

Friday
Apr192013

Bexley Community Foundation 2013 Small Grants Awarded!

We are delighted to announce that this week the Bexley Community Foundation Board of Directors announced their financial support of two grant applications from the City of Bexley. The awards are presented to the Bexley Police Department for $5,000 and to the Bexley Recreation and Parks Department in collaboration with Bexley Celebrations Association for $4,450.  Special thanks to Bexley Sergeant Dawn Overly for her work on the Police Department Community Education Grant and Bexley Recreation Director Mike Price for his work on the Community Events Yard Banner Grant. 

The full text of the Bexley Community Foundation Press Release is below:

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Tuesday
Apr162013

Alum Creek Trail - Wolfe Park/Academy Park Bridge Closed

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department (CRPD) has closed the Academy Park bridge that connects the Wolfe Park trail with the Academy Park trail.  This is a restoration of the bridge that is scheduled to take at least 5 months.  Access to the trail has been closed on the east side of Alum Creek at the entrance from Park Drive as well as just on the south side of the Broad Street underpass.  Access to the trail on the west side of Alum Creek is closed right at the bridge entrance.

CRPD has posted two detour routes with one using Nelson Road and one using Park Drive.  Below is a detour map which is also on their website at http://parks.columbus.gov/TrailAlerts.aspx.

Detour Map

Please contact the CRPD at 614.645.3300 with any additional questions.

Tuesday
Apr092013

New Signal at College Avenue and Charles Street

The City has installed stop signs at Charles Street for north and south bound traffic on College Avenue.  This signal was installed in order to calm traffic on College Avenue and provide a regulated point of crossing for pedestrians on College Avenue, based upon speed and traffic surveys performed over the past several years on College Avenue as well as resident input.