A public hearing on the $12 million parks and recreation bond referendum is Aug. 14 at City Hall at 7 p.m.

In November, voters will decide whether to let the city borrow $12 million for park projects.

Developing the riverfront park is part of that package, along with building a skate park and a 30-acre athletic park; turning about 28 acres of donated land into trails for walking and biking; upgrading existing parks; buying land for new parks and adding mini parks.