Ingham County officials want to hear from the community about County Parks and Recreation. The County is launching a survey that is accessible onlineatwww.inghamparksurvey.com. Those who live, work, and go to school in Ingham County, as well as other interested parties, are encouraged to take the survey. Input from the survey will be used to update the County’s Parks and Recreation Plan. The Ingham County Park System includes Lake Lansing Park North, Lake Lansing Park South, Hawk Island and Burchfield County Park. County Parks Director Tim Morgan commented, “The online survey will be available until July 31, 2016. It’s should take no more than 10 minutes to complete, and we look forward to receiving your ideas and thoughts.”
The County Parks Commission began the process of updating the Parks andRecreation Plan earlier this year and it is expected to be complete in late 2016. The main purpose of a Recreation Plan is to guide and enable a community to establish a future direction for the development and enhancement of its parks and recreational facilities. The updated Recreation Plan will offer an inventory and evaluation of area parks and recreational facilities and provide goals and action items that will be used to guide future parks and recreation projects. Completing the plan according to Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) guidelines will make the community eligible to receive future grants from the MDNR.