You might not be able to fight city hall, but you certainly can offer your input on major county projects.

This week, the Guilford County Parks Department wants to hear what you have to say. The department is inviting county residents to take an active role in helping shape the future of the county parks system at two upcoming “community engagement” events.

The Parks Department will use the advice to help come up with a widespread “comprehensive and inclusive parks, trails, and open space plan that reflects the diverse needs and interests of the community.”

 Those wishing to offer advice are being encouraged to drop by for at least one of the two parks plan presentations to discuss ideas regarding the future development of area parks and the best ways to make those spaces useable and enjoyable for county residents.

The Department has certainly shown that it’s willing to change with the times over the years.  Just to take one example, the public really wanted more pickleball courts and the parks system has been providing them.

The two Guilford County Parks Master Plan Public Input Forums will take place on the following dates at the listed locations:

• Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Guilford County Department of Social Services

1203 Maple St. Greensboro

• Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Northeast Park

3441 Northeast Park Dr. Gibsonville

According to promotional material for the events, “These gatherings aim to collect valuable input from the community as part of the Comprehensive Master Plan process.  Attendees will have the opportunity to share ideas, provide feedback, and play a crucial role in creating vibrant, accessible, and enjoyable parks for everyone.”

If you want more details about these meetings or the Comprehensive Master Plan process, you can visit