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The Journal Gazette

Monday, August 12, 2019 1:10 pm

Verbatim: Huntertown Family 5-Year Master Plan

The following was released on Monday, August 12, 2019:

The Huntertown Family Park Board and Advisory Committee are in the process of developing a 5-Year Master Park Plan and the public is encouraged to provide their input to ensure the Park meets the desires of the people who use it. The Park Board is asking that local residents take a short public survey to help guide the planning process. The online survey can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/r/HuntertownFamilyPark and will be available until October 18, 2019. 

The Huntertown Family Park Board has contracted with the Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council (NIRCC) to write the 5-Year Master Park Plan. NIRCC, the Regional Planning Office for Allen, Adams, Wells, and DeKalb counties offers Park Planning services free to its member communities. 

A 5-Year Master Park Plan is vital to creating a useful and vibrant Town Park as well as improving the quality of place for local residents. The goals of the Huntertown Family Park Plan are to analyze the accessibility of the Park and identify deficiencies to address within the next phase of park development; offer opportunities for the community to provide input on the park to prioritize the public’s needs and wants; analyze community input to prioritize the development of park amenities and ensure funds be spent where they will have the most impact; and create a Plan that is dynamic, flexible, and provides pertinent and useful information on the park’s future development and can be used to show the park’s clear direction to potential funders. 

“It is our goal to ensure the Park we are building will be enjoyed by everyone within the diverse community of Huntertown and the surrounding area” said Dan Holmes, Park Board President, “a day in the park will leave an everlasting mark for a kid and his family and we are thrilled to be working to improve everyone’s experience here at the Huntertown Family Park”. 

To find out more information about the Huntertown Family Park, like it on Facebook and visit their website at www.huntertownfamilypark.com.