City Seeks Public Input On Washington Park

The city is hoping to give one of Casper’s recreational spaces new life. Our Kimberly Barroteran tells us how residents can be a part of Washington Park’s future developments.

The city of Casper is re imagining Washington Park and is asking for your input on what you’d like to see improved or implemented here in the future. Parks and Recreation is currently pursuing funding opportunities to invest in the park’s upgrades in hopes that it will become the recreational heart of Casper. With Washington Park already offering several features, Casper resident Brent Masten says he’d like to see something different added to the park he grew up with.

“I come to the park mainly for my daughter, for our daddy daughter day and something that I would actually like to see would be the splash pad added in cause we have one at home. But honestly, one for public during the summers would be great for her.”

Casper resident Lynette Boatright, who visits Washington Park about 4 to 5 times a week, would like to see more paved trails.

“A lot of parks have that, and it’s split up for walkers, moms with strollers or bikers as well. And they could just do some really nice, great big loops. And it’s safe for out of traffic, out of the streets. and it would just really bring people to the park and enjoy all of the other aspects of it.”

Boatright says it’d be nice to implement more reasons to bring people to the park rather than improving what’s already in place.

“It’s a gem here, and it’s underused.”

The city expresses the importance of understanding how the community uses the park and what they’d like to see before anything is set in stone. For your opinion to be heard, you can take the Washington Park revival survey on the city of Casper’s website, or you can join the discussion at the casper recreation center this Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Kimberly Barroteran, Your Wyoming Link, Casper.