Everyone knows you can’t fight city hall but what you can do is offer city hall advice and hope local leaders take it.

That’s especially true when city hall is asking for that advice.

The High Point Parks and Recreation Department is now asking parks users what they’d like to see at the city’s Oak Hollow Festival Park, which is slated to get a major upgrade.

The parks and rec department has scheduled a public drop-in meeting for Monday, Jan. 9 to help with the development of a master plan for improvements and enhancements to the park. The community is invited to come by High Point Parks and Recreation’s Administration offices at 136 Northpoint Ave. in High Point, any time between 4 and  7 p.m. on January 9 to meet with city staff and representatives of Withers-Ravenel, the consulting firm that’s leading the planning process.  It will be a good chance for consultants and city staff to find out what improvements local residents would like to see at the park.

Festival Park, off of Eastchester Drive next to Oak Hollow Lake Dam, has a nice view of 800-acre Oak Hollow Lake and it’s a popular walking and picnicking spot for exercise enthusiasts and families.

The North Overlook has a children’s playground and swings, and, also in the area, there’s plenty of parking and two large shelters.

The lake, which was built as a primary water supply for the City of High Point, opened in 1972 for recreational use by the public.

Once completed, the Oak Hollow Festival Park Master Plan will provide a framework for improvements that support the parks and rec department’s mission to “enhance the quality of life through innovative programs, parks and facilities for present and future generations.”

Those with questions about the meeting can call 336-883-3469 for more information.