City of Ann Arbor wants your input on future park planning

City updating Parks and Recreation Open Space Plan

The boat launch at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor. (Meredith Bruckner)

ANN ARBOR – The city of Ann Arbor is seeking input from members of the community as it updates its Parks and Recreation Open Space Plan.

The city is aiming to identify trends, needs, goals and priorities for their parks system for the next several years.

An online survey is now available for community members to offer their input on what they want the future of Ann Arbor parks to look like. The survey asks which parks you or members of your household have visited in the past year, what types of amenities you’ve used, which improvements you’d like to see to the parks you frequent and more.

“Community input is very important to defining the priorities that will guide the future of park planning and development,” park planner and landscape architect Hillary Hanzel said in a statement. “The PROS Plan survey provides an opportunity for the community to voice their opinions and share their ideas for the future.”

The survey is just the start to the city’s information gathering on the PROS Plan. Community members will be given more opportunities to provide feedback in the coming months, including public meetings.

Adopted by Ann Arbor City Council on Jan. 17, 2017, the PROS Plan could qualify for grant funding at both the state and federal levels. To read the complete PROS Plan, click here.

The survey will be available to fill out until Sunday, June 5.


About the Author:

Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.