The second public meeting on Clark Center Park will be held during the Oak Ridge City Council work session scheduled for Monday, October 27, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be at the Oak Ridge Municipal Building at 200 South Tulane Avenue.
The first meeting was in August. The 80-acre park could be transferred from the U.S. Department of Energy to the city.
The DOE’s Oak Ridge Office is in the process of reviewing the agency’s land holdings across the Oak Ridge Reservation, including Clark Center Park (formerly known as Carbide Park).
The park area includes a swimming area along Melton Hill Lake, and incorporates two picnic areas, a playground, restrooms, a boat ramp, two ball fields, and also provides access to the Gallaher Bend Greenway. DOE spends about $300,000 per year to maintain the park.
DOE has said it wants to transfer ownership of the park to the city at no cost, “provided that the property remains a recreational park asset for the public.”
DOE has said it has not established a timeframe for disposing of the property.
More information will be added as it becomes available.