Every five years, the city is required by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to submit to the state an updated Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The planning process invites members of the Tri-Cities community to provide input on the current state of the city’s parks and recreational offerings.
“Public input is a huge component to our parks master plan,” Grand Haven Assistant City Manager Sam Janson said. “The master plan lays out the plan for the future of our parks.”
The last parks plan went into effect in March 2009. It is set to expire at the end of this year.
To help give the public a voice, the city has set up an online survey. Area residents can access the survey at the city’s website, Facebook page or Twitter, or through Survey Monkey.
The questionnaire asks people about what kinds of activities they participate in, what they’d like to be involved in, and what their perceived needs are for city parks and recreation.
For example, there is a section that lists activities that range from volleyball to jogging. It asks people if they do or plan to participate in these kinds of recreational opportunities in the near future.
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