(Media release from Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation):

Citizens of Rome and Floyd County have a rare opportunity to have their voice heard and express their opinions on the future of parks and recreation facilities in the city and county at three meetings starting early next week.

The meetings are part of the comprehensive plan currently underway taking input from local stakeholders and citizens while compiling a needs and wish list to help build a roadmap for parks, facilities and recreational needs for the area for the next 10 to 20 years.

“We’ve been working on getting this comprehensive plan going for a couple of years, and we hope that these meetings allow everyone a chance to come out and give their input and feedback as to what they want to see as far as parks and recreation goes for our area,” Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Director Todd Wofford says. “These meetings and the online survey allow everyone a chance to weigh in, and the more feedback given the better it is for the plan.”

The three meetings will feature multiple tables at the facilities where citizens can give their input and look over possible options as well as view the current state of parks and recreation in the city and county.

The first meeting is set for Monday, April 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Thornton Center in Armuchee. The second meeting is set for Monday, April 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rome Civic Center. The final meeting is set for Thursday, April 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anthony Center in Garden Lakes.

Along with these meetings, people can also fill out an online survey available at to add their input into the process. The link to the survey will be active starting on Monday, April 18 and will be closed on Monday, May 16.

Lose Design from Lawrenceville is conducting the comprehensive plan and began gathering information on the area and facilities in late 2021. The findings of the plan will be unveiled later this year.

“A lot of times citizens in a community feel like their voice isn’t always heard about recreational needs. This is the perfect time to add your opinion and have it be considered in the future plans of parks and recreation for Rome and Floyd County,” Aaron St. Pierre, Director of Landscape Architecture for Lose Design says.