The city council gave its unanimous support June 13 to the concept of a proposal to create an outdoor adventure park on city-owned property off Old County Road.

One resident who lives near the property, which is used now for youth sports fields, voiced concern over the lack of notification of neighbors.

The council’s vote of support for the concept was sought by representatives of Rockland Outdoor Adventure Park. The organizers said the council’s support was needed for them to begin their fundraising efforts.

The park organizers say they want to raise $4 million and construct the complex by the end of 2013. The center would include a BMX racing track; trails for walkers, bicyclists or people with strollers; a building with an indoor skating park and climbing wall; as well as a multi-purpose field that could be used for Little League and youth soccer activities.

Michael Shunney of Cedar Street asked why there was not prior notification of neighbors.

The council met with the group in May in a meeting that was broadcast on the local government access channel. VillageSoup ran a story on April 28 and again following the May 2 meeting.

The area where the park would be created would consume the largest wooded area in the city, Shunney said. He said he was also concerned about the scale of the project.

Mayor Brian Harden said the vote was only to allow the group to raise money and he was confident they would organize informational sessions for neighbors long before seeking approval for the project at the Rockland Planning Board.

Blaine Curtis, one of the organizers, noted the park would have a positive economic impact on the community.