The concept of a defined ‘Community Oasis’ area emerged during the Community Visioning in 2019, and then was validated in the Community Survey as part of the early stages of the Comprehensive Planning process in 2020. This has now been drafted into the proposed Downtown Community Oasis Character Area, that links the historic downtown to the lake and surrounding areas. Some of the uses people have talked about for the green areas on the map below (green spaces between downtown and lake) have included:
“What do you want the Smithville Downtown Community Oasis to look and feel like?”
- River walk connecting the north side of downtown to the trail system
- Spaces for community events and festival areas
- Ecological gardens, habitat and environmental education areas
- Potential local food areas, including community gardens.
We would love to hear your thoughts!
What would you like to see in the Smithville Downtown Community Oasis?
What would make this a special place for you and the community?