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Parks & Recreation Systemwide Masterplan Survey Coming to Select Mailboxes Soon

Beginning this week, a random sampling of Buncombe County community members will get the chance to provide feedback for the Systemwide Parks & Recreation Master Plan. In just 15 minutes, survey recipients can share their feedback on parks, recreation, greenways, trails and open space in Buncombe County. Their input will go directly into shaping the roadmap for Buncombe County Parks & Recreation. 

“As recreational needs evolve and our community continues to grow, it is crucial for us to understand gaps in services and the aspirations of our residents,” said Allison Dains, Director of Buncombe County Parks & Recreation. “We are excited to hear everyone’s voice and channel their input into a plan that will guide us for the next 10-15 years. Together, we can ensure that parks and recreational opportunities continue to meet the highest standards and most enriching experiences for the entire community.” 

Here's how it works: 

Starting on April 22, a randomly selected sample of County residents will be getting a brief survey in the mail. If you are randomly selected, it only takes 15-20 minutes to complete the questions, and there are options for completing the survey in Spanish and Russian. Your anonymous answers will help shape key initiatives, programs, and identify other opportunities and challenges. 

In partnership with Buncombe County’s Parks & Recreation Department, the ETC Institute will administer the survey. Households will receive a questionnaire by mail, and staff asks that anyone 18 years or older complete and return it using the enclosed paid postage. The community survey is available in multiple languages, should take about 10-15 minutes of your time, and instructions are included to complete online or over the phone if needed. The survey will not ask you to share any personal identifying information. 

If your household does not receive a survey, residents are encouraged to take the online survey and sign up for updates about future community input meetings at the project’s website.  

For additional information, email or call (828) 250-4260.  

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Updated Apr 22, 2024 09:25 AM
Published Apr 22, 2024 09:09 AM

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