MARYVILLE, Mo. — The Maryville Parks and Recreation board will select a winner from the six bids it received from firms interested in writing the agency’s new master plan.
A top priority for MPR Director Jeff Stubblefield, the plan will outline the future of the parks system in Maryville, including the community center and aquatic center. With some facilities aging, the master plan will provide a blueprint for what issues need to be tackled and how.
Representatives from each firm toured the city’s parks and facilities and submitted bids for how they would work with the community and city to come up with a cohesive, feasible plan.
The board asked Stubblefield to narrow the candidates further to two or three for the board to interview.
On Aug. 12, dogs and their humans are invited to the Maryville Aquatic Center for Pawsatlapoola, a fundraiser for the New Nodaway Humane Society.
All handlers are restricted to the shallow end of the pool, while the deep end is a puppers-only zone.
At the gate, the entry fee is $10 per dog and $5 per person. Pre-registration at the shelter is $5 per head, human or canine.
For Maryville residents, a city dog license is required for entry.
Licenses can be obtained at the shelter for $5 per spayed or neutered dog, or $25 for an unaltered dog. Residents living outside the city limits must provide proof of rabies vaccination for entry.
All dogs must check in with a leash and collar.
No children under the age 13 can enter the water. The event will run from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
Any questions about the event should be directed to the humane society at 660-562-3333.
More information is available on the group’s Facebook’s page.
Other MPR notes
- The last day the Maryville Aquatic Center will be open to humans only this summer is Sunday, Aug. 11.
- The community center will be open from 6 a.m. to noon on Labor Day.
- An audio transmitter for the televisions in the workout room at the community center was repaired, but Facility Maintenance Supervisor Steve Griffith said the equipment is aging and may need replacing soon.
- The Maryville Aquatic Center received an “exceeds expectations” on its recent operations and safety audit.
- The board is still looking for a new member to fill a vacant seat. Anyone interested should contact Stubblefield at firstname.lastname@example.org.