City parks survey seeks community feedback to continue park improvements, develop Parks & Recreation strategic plan

Detroit Parks & Recreation recently launched its Parks & Recreation Improvement Plan Survey. The primary goal of the survey is to create a sustainable plan for investment and increase public awareness and stewardship of Detroit parks. The survey is critical to providing community feedback and engagement as the City develops its Parks & Recreation Strategic Plan through 2022. To help achieve this we are also conducting a community needs assessment and hosting community meetings across the City until December 21, 2020.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic outdoor parks and greenspaces are more important than ever. Parks create improved quality of life for Detroiters by providing access and connectivity to nature and outdoors which can provide health benefits including exercise and mental health stability. Community input in this survey will shape future investments in parks, greenways, recreation centers and programs that will serve generations of future Detroiters.

"Detroiters are passionate about their parks and open space, said Meagan Elliott, Chief Parks Planner, Detroit Parks & Recreation. "The Strategic Plan needs to reflect that, and while the coronavirus has changed the ways we can reach out for now, it hasn't changed the fact that the priorities of this plan are driven by the people that live them every day. We are excited to listen!"

The last Parks Strategic Plan guided the investment of $12M into 40 neighborhood parks across the City. The survey takes an average of 10 to 15 minutes to complete online at detroitmi.gov/parksplan.

For those who need assistance and/or translation surveys are completed by phone at 313-744-3202.

For more information, visit detroitmi.gov/parksplan.

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