The Sherman City Council will discuss the city’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan during its regular meeting Monday at 5 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall, 220 W. Mulberry St.


A public hearing will be held at the beginning of the meeting on the 2017 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan for the City of Sherman, Texas and the council will then considering approving the plan. The plan, which was worked on by Dunkin, Sims, Stoffels, Inc. and the Parks and Recreation Department, identifies the highest priority initiatives for the city. Those priorities include hiking and biking trails; a dog park; and work on a skate park, softball field and baseball field.


In a separate resolution, the council will consider purchasing a 16.088-acre tract of land adjacent to Pecan Grove Park. In addition to uses to be announced, a portion of the land will be used for the planned extension of Travis Street from U.S. Highway 75 to FM 1417.


The council will also hold public hearings on an ordinance to ratify a settlement between the Atmos Cities Steering Committee and Atmos Energy Corp., the zone change for the planned QuikTrip convenience store approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission last month and zone changes for a planned apartment complex at 820 North Sam Rayburn Freeway.


Tourism/Main Street Manager Sarah McRae will also give the council a presentation on the city’s involvement in the Texas Main Street program’s DowntownTx.org website.


The council will also consider requests to temporarily close streets for the city’s Juneteenth Celebration on June 17, Lights on the Lake event on July 3 and Sherman Arts Fest on Sept. 16.