Anderson County government is asking residents to comment about the future of parks and recreation in the county.
The county is using a citizen survey to inform a comprehensive parks and recreation master plan, a press release said. The last day to submit your input online is February 26. You can complete the survey at https://losedesign.mysocialpinpoint.com/andersonco_tn_parks_and_rec.
“I’m really hoping that citizens can go online and answer a few questions about what they feel about parks—whether that’s a trail out in the county, or a tennis court inside a city,” Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank said in the press release. “Anderson County is working on a Comprehensive Parks Plan that looks up to 10 years into the future. Anymore, to apply for most grants, having a written plan is a requirement. Such a look at our existing assets and surveying your thoughts about future needs helps communicate to elected leaders how best to allocate limited resources. This plan will allow us to take advantage of numerous grant opportunities that can benefit our county and cities.”
Survey respondents are not limited by geographical boundaries to participate in the plan, the press release said.
“If you use any park, trail, greenway, waterway that is in Anderson County—whether it’s in the county, or in one of our many cities—we want to know what you think,” Frank said. “If there is something missing in your community that you believe is needed, let us know that, too.”
Working with the County Mayor’s Office and the Conservation Board, the Anderson County Board of Commissioners last year authorized the first ever Comprehensive Parks Plan to inventory facilities and recreation programs, identify community needs, and gather public input. Lose Design was hired to create the master plan document.
Last fall, Anderson County, and the cities of Clinton, Norris, Oliver Springs and Rocky Top, asked for public input and ideas to assist with the plan’s development.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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