SOURCE: News release from Logansport Parks and Recreation Department
The Logansport Parks & Recreation Department would like to notify the public that the results of the recent survey are now posted to the “Master Plan” page at logansportparks.com . Those that are interested will find an executive summary, charts and graphs, priority investment ratings, and national benchmarks. These facts and figures are based upon a goal of 300 households randomly chosen that provided their opinions about the Logansport Parks and Recreation services, programs and facilities. The survey results can be found at this link: Logansport IN Parks Survey Report 04-27-2023
The next step will be to start meeting with stakeholder focus groups during the month of June. An open house will also be held for all that are interested in seeing these results, and what the options are for parks and programs in the future. More information will be available as we get closer to the selected dates.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) requires an updated Master Plan every 5 years to remain eligible for certain state and federal funding opportunities. The current plan expired at the end of 2022. By going through this process, the Logansport Parks & Recreation Department will create a written document that spells out strategic actions that will act as a guide for sensible facility, program, and service development. The master planning process also provides an opportunity to share information about current parks programs and facilities with the public. This document is based upon community input and feedback through opportunities such as open houses, focus groups, surveys, and other events. The community events ensure that the public helps direct the facilities and programs that are developed by the parks. Additionally, the planning process will include an analysis of how new facilities and programs will affect our neighborhoods, the community at-large, and the parks, in particular.
The Logansport Parks & Recreation Department is working with Context Design (Indianapolis), Zec Eight Insights (Indianapolis), and ETC Institute (Olathe, KS) to update the plan. The assembled consulting team will be organizing the public engagement opportunities, performing site assessments, incorporating industry best practices into planning, and will be synthesizing all information received and analyzed to develop the final plan. The goal is to complete the final planning document by year’s end, 2023.
Questions may be directed to the Parks Administrator at 753-6969 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org .