Park concept presented to twp. officials
May 15, 2013 - Representatives from Oakland County Parks and Recreation (OCPR) began making the rounds in Oxford last week with their presentation regarding a proposed concept to turn the majority of a 1,200-acre gravel mining operation into a multi-use adventure park.
"Oakland County Parks and Recreation cannot go it alone on any sort of venture like this. We need to work with others," said County Parks Planning Supervisor Jon Noyes as he addressed the Oxford Township Board on May 8.
"We (are proposing) a very comprehensive process of reaching out to the community. That's why we're here today – just to begin the dialogue. We look (forward to) a whole series of additional meetings (with) you and other groups, so we can get that feedback, host workshops and then actually (conduct tests regarding) some of the concerns that folks have."
Noyes' presentation, which was also made to the township planning commission May 9 and village council May 14, introduced local officials to the