GT County Parks and Recreation Department wants your input
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Engage and Represent: County Parks
The Grand Traverse County Parks & Recreation Department is seeking input and comment on the current draft of the 2013-2018 Grand Traverse County Community Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Greenways Plan. The plan is available to view online at www.grandtraverse.org/parks or viewable in the Scribd document below.
Although the budget and inventory sections are interesting, the sections of public interest really begin on page 48 where the planning effort and previous public comment are described. This is followed by the Goals and Objectives of the 2013-2018 GT County Recreational Plan on page 63 and then specific site plans for the Civic Center.
The overarching goals are (specific objectives listed in the document):
- Facilities: Improve Parks and Recreation opportunities within Grand Traverse County
- Programs: Develop more robust recreational programming
- Funding/Revenues: Strengthen financial sustainability of Parks and Recreation
- Partnerships: Increase coordination of programs and services
- Information distribution/Marketing: Increase community awareness of and appreciation for the recreational opportunities in Grand Traverse County
Public comment can be directed to Director Jason Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 231-922-4511, or Erith Welch at email@example.com, or 231-922-4816. The plan will be open for public comment until Noon on Thursday, February 21.
I haven’t had a chance to review it fully, but I’d really like to see a half-acre to an acre set aside for Traverse City’s second off-leash socializing dog park in the Civic Center…if anyone cares to mention it, the beagles would appreciate it. :)
What do you see that you like in the plan?
Hard copies of the above plan are available to view at the Grand Traverse County Parks and Recreation Office, at 1213 W. Civic Center Dr., Traverse City, MI 49686, and at the Grand Traverse County Clerk’s Office, on the first floor of the Government Center at 400 Boardman Ave., Traverse City, MI 49684.
The plan will be open for public comment until Noon on Thursday, February 21. A public hearing will be held on the same day, at 6:00 p.m. at the regularly scheduled Parks and Recreation Commission meeting in the Commission Chambers (2nd floor) of the Government Center at 400 Boardman Ave., Traverse City, MI 49684._
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