The public is invited to attend an informational meeting about a revamped Harrowgate Park from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Carver...

The public is invited to attend an informational meeting about a revamped Harrowgate Park from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Carver Middle School, 3800 Cougar Trail, in Chester.

This meeting is to present the conceptual development plan for the new Harrowgate Park. The new park was briefly discussed at the previous community meetings held this past spring. Those meetings addressed the proposed zoning of a nearby site by the Chesterfield Economic Development Authority which included the east-west freeway and school board-related project for the Harrowgate Elementary School relocation.

Because of the relocation of the new elementary school at the existing Harrowgate Park, the county parks and recreation department developed a conceptual development plan to replace recreational facilities at the park.

The plan replaces the following park facilities in three ways:
• Area B – Construct a new access driveway and new parking to serve the rear of the current park. Access will be from Harrow Drive.
• Area C – Upgrade existing sports fields at Carver Middle School to include lighting, restroom and circulation system. Access will be through the school parking lot.
• Area D – Purchase and develop 26 acres, adjacent to the park and accessed from 4000 Cougar Trail, to include trails, picnic area, shelter, restroom, playground and open play area.

There will not be a formal presentation. Staff will be present to discuss proposed plans and replacement of Harrowgate Park. Comments and suggestions for changes to the plan and additional recreational facilities at the park will be received during the meeting.

The new 26-acre park acquisition is planned for only partial development now, reserving parkland for future growth. The department is also interested in citizen comments on pedestrian (non-vehicular) pathway connections from the park to adjacent neighborhoods.