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October 19, 2013

Public can have its say on five-year master parks plan

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“The survey is about 16 questions long, most of them being multiple choice, and then we also provide some space for comments should the answer they’re looking for not be there,” Heyde said. “Some of the questions involve things like how people are currently informed about our programs, what their interests are, etc.”

Heyde noted that one of the main questions the department will be looking at on the survey is whether or not the community feels the city’s parks should be smoke free.

“Then we’re also asking about some more general things such as trail connections and how interested our community is in more of them, and if so where that might be, etc,” Heyde said. “So it’s really a lot about who we are and what we do, and how we’re interested in continuing to serve our community in the future.”

For those unable to attend Monday’s meeting, Heyde noted that the department is currently planning to hold at least another two meetings within the next three to six months during which the community will be able to weigh in on the progress of the master plan update.

“After Monday’s meeting we will probably have at least two more meetings to discuss the draft of the plan,” Heyde said, “and according to our schedule, it appears those will likely take place in mid-December and then again in February.”

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