Wilsonville Parks & Recreation News

Posted on: June 6, 2017

Parks and Recreation Master Plan Seeks Community Input, Survey Open Until June 30

On Thursday, June 8, the City’s Parks and Recreation Department is launching an online needs assessment survey at www.WilsonvilleParks.org/open to obtain community member feedback to help shape the City’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan now being developed.  The overall purpose of the plan is to serve as a long-range guide for the City’s future investments in recreational programs, services and parks facilities in Wilsonville.

The department mailed in May a statistically valid questionnaire to a random sample of 3,500 households and is launching an online survey this week. The online survey, which remains open until June 30, asks a variety of questions to assess local preferences for the types of parks, facilities, recreation programs and services desired by local residents. The results of the survey are used to provide critical information in determining community values, satisfaction levels, needs and priorities for the City’s long-term planning efforts to be included in the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

To help develop the plan, the City hired GreenPlay, LLC, a national firm based in Colorado with extensive experience across the U.S. facilitating, researching and developing similar parks and recreation master plans. The firm is working with RRC Associates to complete the surveys.

The 12-month planning process seeks to compare current parks and recreation facilities, programs and services with the community’s future needs and desires. The plan seeks to recommend potential changes and/or enhancements to parks facilities and recreational programs for City Council consideration early next year.

Parks and Recreation Director Mike McCarty states, “The Parks and Recreation Master Plan seeks to reflect the community’s wishes and desires for the types of parks and recreational programs we want in Wilsonville, as well as to provide a road map of how to get there.”

For more information, contact Mike McCarty, Wilsonville Parks and Recreation Director at 503-570-1579 or at mccarty@ci.wilsonville.or.us.  For more information about the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, visit www.WilsonvilleParksandRec.com/ParksPlan.

Link to survey

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