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Georgetown Parks & Recreation

Georgetown residents invited to learn about Parks and Recreation Master Plan survey results

Georgetown residents are invited to hear the results of public feedback about the Parks and Recreation Master Plan in a public forum at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, in the Council Chambers, 510 W. Ninth St. Residents also can participate virtually via Zoom.

“We want to make sure this 10-year plan reflects the priorities of our community,” Parks and Recreation Director Kimberly Garrett said. “This public forum is a chance for our residents to learn what we heard from them and to provide any other additional feedback and ask questions before we enter the plan-development phase.”

The presentation will include results from the mailed and open surveys, data collection from facility and park inventories, and other project analysis. The survey was mailed to a random sampling of 4,000 Georgetown households to collect statistically valid results. An open-link survey gave all residents an opportunity to provide feedback as well. While the open-link survey results were kept separate from the statistically valid answers, these responses also provided valuable feedback.

The Georgetown Parks and Recreation team has been working for the last few months to develop a 10-year master plan to determine where the City’s parks can grow, how officials can expand park programs, and better ways serve the community. When completed, the master plan will create a blueprint for where Georgetown Parks and Recreation can improve, how it can grow responsibly, and what programs and recreational activities the Georgetown community needs. The City has contracted GreenPlay LLC to lead the project, with RRC Associates performing the survey and data work.

For more information about the Parks and Recreation Master Plan and instructions for the public forum, visit gtxparkplan.com. The presentation will be published there after the meeting. GreenPlay will present a draft plan to City Council later this fall.