Key Pen Parks recently announced the first of a series of public meetings on the development of a master plan for Gateway Park.

According to Scott Gallacher, the executive director, the purpose the master plan is to gather the community’s input on improvements at Gateway Park.

Key Pen Parks has contracted with Robert Droll, a landscape architect firm specializing in park design.

Gallacher said Droll will develop drawings, cost estimates, a development plan and other recommendations, incorporating the public comments and Key Pen Park’s planning needs for the park.

The first public meeting will be on Thursday Oct. 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Minter Creek Elementary School located at 12617 – 118th Avenue NW.

In a recent new release, Gallacher also said that Key Pen Parks will hold two public meetings to discuss their 2014 budget.

The first meeting will be Monday Oct. 13, and the second will be Nov.10. The meetings will take place at Volunteer Park annex beginning at 7:30 p.m.

For information, contact 884-9240 or email