People in Warner Robins that were out enjoying their Labor Day at the city’s parks know the facilities need some improvements.
The Recreation Advisory Board meets Tuesday to talk about what they'll upgrade first.
Our Jacob Reynolds talked to park-goers at Fountain Park about their recommendations for the city's park priority list.
“I try to come at least once a week, I'd love to come more. It depends on the weather,” said Joy Barker.
“I come out here probably once every weekend,” said Caleb Teele.
“We try to come here every other week,” said Isaac Cruz.
City leaders know how popular their parks are and that's why they want to improve them.
Jacob says several people out at the parks told him they'd like more opportunities to cool off during the hot Georgia summers.
“I mean as hot as it gets here during the summer, I'd like to see some actual water fountains out here and for the ones that bring their dogs, like I do, I'd like to have some kind of little water fountain for my dog,” said Teele.
The city's aging and small number of public pools are also not popular.
“I see it as a problem. You know, a lot of kids, especially when it's hot like this today, kids would rather go out and start swimming at the pools,” said Cruz. “We don't ever go cause we never see it open.”
“It's the only pool that's been used forever and ever and it's so small. I'd really rather not,” said Barker.
Warner Robins has more than $5 million to make improvements at the parks.
Some of the pool facilities require upgrades to become handicap accessible.
The people Jacob spoke with also said they'd like to see lighted walking trails, better swing sets, and more pet-friendly parks.
Tuesday's board meeting will be the first after the group took a bus tour of city parks last week.
The board vice chairman says he wants to make recommendations to the mayor and council within 45 days.