Cougar Creek park plan needs community input

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The Felida Neighborhood Association is launching a series of public meetings about Cougar Creek Woods Community Park, an undeveloped green space at 11515 N.W. 16th Ave. It's northwest of Columbia River High School.

There are no formal plans yet for the park, and county public works spokesman Jeff Mize said there likely won't be for years. The county has plans to complete eight smaller neighborhood parks and two large community parks before it gets to Cougar Creek Woods, he said.

"We have 10 parks we'd want to do before we do Cougar Creek Woods," he said.

Nonetheless, Felida volunteers are eager to start collecting suggestions for park layout, components, name and funding sources. The meetings are intended for people who live within 21/2 miles of the site. Meetings are set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on:

• Feb. 13 and March 13, at Three Creeks Library, 800 N.E. Tenney Road, Suite C.

• Feb. 21 and March 21, Felida Fire Station, 11600 N.W. Lakeshore Ave.

More information is available at one volunteer's website about Cougar Creek: http://5CsPark.com. For more information call Milada or Terry Allen at 360-573-4030.