By Sam Parsons
The city of Ottumwa held its first council meeting in the new calendar year last night and received a presentation on the proposed Greater Ottumwa Park Master Plan. According to the presentation, the plan is meant to provide a long-term vision for buildout of the park as a public amenity. Community Development Director Zach Simonson introduced the presentation and told the council that approval of the plan didn’t necessarily mean a commitment to everything in it.
The plan includes the optimization of the placement and positioning of the ballfields in the area as well as parking spaces, as well as improvements to other amenities like Beach Ottumwa, playground, and dog park. The plan was approved unanimously.