Sunset Park in Keizer. (KEIZERTIMES/File photo)

(KEIZERTIMES/File photo)


Of the Keizertimes

Could a parks district be in Keizer’s future?

The idea of forming one was briefly discussed during the April 9 Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting.

Richard Walsh, chair of the Parks Board, pointed out such a district is fairly common around Oregon.

“If we create a district, it becomes a separate entity,” Walsh said. “It’s like Keizer Fire District. It gets them out of (the city) budget. Many departments have gone to this model.”

Among other things, Walsh said such a district would help Keizer’s general fund budget.

“Money spent on parks now could be spent towards other things,” he said.

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