Soccer Club seeks input on new soccer park design

The Lewistown Soccer Club is hosting a community meeting and asking for input from the public on designing a new soccer park. Soccer enthusiasts of all ages, government officials, neighboring home owners, and concerned citizens are invited to attend a public meeting facilitated by Land Design, Inc., to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the Elks (Pine Meadows), to share ideas for the development of a Conceptual Master Plan for the property.  

“Our board of directors has been exploring potential sites to build a soccer park for several years now and we have finally found a good fit,” explained Laura Flugge, LSC Board chair. “We wanted a safe and easily accessible site for youth, as well as property large enough to hold three to four fields that was readily available and affordable. After an extensive search, we are pleased to announce that we have entered into a contract for the purchase of 20 acres in the Casino Creek Highlands subdivision, located about three-quarters of a mile southwest of Fergus High School.”

In addition to constructing three to four soccer fields on the property, the group also would like to develop a concession stand/restrooms and parking lot. It is also a goal of the organization to help foster economic and community development with this project, and as such, they hope to gain a better understanding from the community as to what else they would like to see included at this site. This could include a playground, walking trails, other athletic attractions, etc. – the community is invited to share any and all design ideas at this meeting, as the LSC wants this property to be used by more than just soccer players.

“This is a community project, as this land will be open to the public, and we want to be good neighbors when developing the property,” added Brett Thackeray, LSC Board member and soccer coach.  “We hope the public will take advantage of this opportunity to provide input for the Master Plan and share their design ideas with us.”

At this meeting the LSC Board also will provide background information on their organization, the site, and a brief overview of the project. A second meeting will be held later this spring to present the Master Plan, which will incorporate feedback from this first meeting.  

For more information, visit the “Lewistown Soccer Club” Facebook page or contact Laura Flugge at 350-0440, Brett Thackeray at 350-0170, or any LSC Board Member.

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