The Columbus Community Coalition will host a meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday to gather input from Columbus residents on future recreation needs.

The Columbus Community Coalition will host a meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday to gather input from Columbus residents on future recreation needs.

The coalition is asking residents to attend the meeting to weigh in. The meeting will be held at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, 111 Liberty St., in the Scioto Room.

The meeting will feature a panel of speakers who will help guide discussion on Columbus' recreational needs in the next three to five years.

The meeting will not focus on the recent cuts to the Department of Recreation and Parks budget.

Those interested in attending should RSVP via e-mail to rsvp@columbuscoalition.org.

The Columbus Community Coalition is a group of neighborhood associations originally assembled as a work group by Mayor Michael B. Coleman.

Since early 2008, the group has met independently to discuss topics that affect Columbus' neighborhoods.