Wednesday October 29, 2008

Community members in Napa are invited to offer their input about the city’s parks, recreation services and open space facilities through a brief (10-minute) online survey that will help Napa’s Community Resources Department determine the direction of parks and recreation planning for the next 15 years.

The survey is available through the end of the year on the project website at www.napaparksmasterplan.org

City of Napa Mayor Jill Techel said, "Community participation in this process is not only welcomed, but necessary to the overall success of this master planning effort. We want an extensive citizen outreach to determine the future park and recreation needs for the City of Napa. Through surveys and public meetings, everyone has a chance to to weigh in on our park and recreation facility needs for the next 15 years."

Community input from the survey will guide the Community Resources Department staff as it develops the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan. The Master Plan will address how the City should acquire and develop parks and open spaces in the future. The plan will also make recommendations about enhancing and expanding recreation opportunities in the community including both organized programs and casual recreation.

The survey asks community members to provide input on existing and future parks and recreation facilities in Napa. The City is looking for ideas about sports fields, courts, walking trails and pathways, gyms, swimming pools, cultural and arts programs, public art, childcare programs, senior services, and new ideas for exercise, activity and fun in Napa’s park system.

For those under 18, a second, youth-focused questionnaire is also available at the same website.

Spanish language surveys are available on the website as well.

Check the project website at www.napaparksmasterplan.org regularly to learn more about the project and find out about upcoming opportunities to participate.