DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac residents will get the chance to offer their opinions of city parks and future plans at a public hearing set for Monday at Dowagiac City Hall. The hearing will start at 7 p.m., just prior to that night’s city council meeting.

City Manager Kevin Anderson said the purpose of the new plan is to update the city’s park and open space plan for the next five years, 2020 through 2024. He said the hearing is part of the city’s effort to gather information from a variety of sources about what city parks should look like.