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Posted on: October 13, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Click Here to take Survey on projects that Parks&Recreation wants to add to its 5 Year Master Plan!

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The Department maintains a five-year master plan intended to be an evolving document that provides direction for current and future recreation programs and services. The Master Plan identifies priorities and methods that can be used to develop and administer programs and services, including facilities, which support the department’s mission and goals.

Currently, our department will be amending the current version of the master plan to include 10 new projects. Adding them will allow staff to move forward with implementation of those projects if and when they receive adequate funding to pursue them As part of the process, we want to hear from the public about their thoughts on these projects. There are two ways to do this:
Complete a survey about how the projects might impact individuals and the community and offers the opportunity to rank the new projects. You can take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9PLXG95.

Join us for an open house from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM on Wednesday, October 21st at Full Blast, 35 Hamblin Avenue to find out about projects already approved through the city's Capital Improvement Program and about the new projects. The survey will also be in paper form.

THE NEW PROJECTS ARE:
*Acquisition of land on 20th street for development of a soccer complex
*Acquisition of green space along East Columbia Avenue for Kalamazoo River access and connections of downtown to the south side of town.
*Construction of Linear Park path along Kalamazoo River from Washington Avenue to Fountain Street.
*Construction of Linear Park path connecting downtown to Riverside Park
*Expansion of Linear Park path to connect city to Pennfield Township and country trails
*Construction of community spray grounds
*Repair Willard Park beach house roof and replace current storage shed with larger building
*Development of a park and trail system on Stone Jug Road
*Safety and infrastructure repairs along Linear Park Path
*Install a backup power generator in the Binder Park Golf Course cart barn.

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