Grass in the sun

"City officials have scheduled the first of multiple public meetings on the transition of the property that once held Glen Lakes Golf Course."

City officials have scheduled the first of multiple public meetings on the transition of the property that once held Glen Lakes Golf Course.

The course, which closed in March, is expected to be sold for future use including possible new homes, parks and other public land uses.

The first public meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday, May 13, inside the Glendale American Elementary School cafeteria, 8530 N. 55th Avenue.

City staff is seeking the public’s input on what types of amenities are desired, such as benches, shade features and playground equipment.

Regardless of land use, it would be required to have approximately 20% designated for open land or parks.

Members of SaveGlenLakes, a group of nearby citizens who tried for years to save the course, have been searching for a buyer who will keep the property a golf course. But the city has said there have been zero offers for the course as is.

Previous course operator Golf Maintenance Solutions will continue to maintain the grass and trees until July.

Residents are welcome to attend the meeting and can submit ideas and questions to glenlakesideas@glendaleaz.com. The meeting will also be broadcast live on the city’s Facebook page.