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City Survey Seeks Community’s Input on Parks and Recreation

The City of Boulder is seeking public input to understand the community’s parks, recreation and facility needs to update its Parks and Recreation Department (BPR) Master Plan.

This public comment opportunity is an important way for community members to shape this long-term plan, which will guide the BPR’s investments and operational focus in the future.

Community members have already provided input during the city’s first round of engagement earlier this year. Those early findings have helped shape the questions being asked during this next round of input. Read a summary of feedback the city received previously when engaging with community members.

The city encourages community members to share input on their parks and recreation needs through an online survey that is open now through Sunday, May 9. The online survey is open to all community members at bit.ly/BPRSurvey (link is case-sensitive).

The BPR Master Plan Update process will help the city to:

  • Guide day-to-day programs, parks, and facility operations.
  • Direct investments in parks and facilities.
  • Provide more equitable recreational access to community members.
  • Maintain financial sustainability and resilience.

“We have heard some initial feedback from the community about how they want the city to manage parks and recreation in the future,” said Parks and Recreation Department Director Ali Rhodes. “That feedback, the results from this survey, and outreach coming up will help us make decisions moving forward about how we invest in parks and recreation sites and services.”

Randomly selected residents to help make survey statistically valid

Randomly selected community members have received a postcard in the mail with the link to the survey and a PIN. If community members receive this postcard, the city highly encourages them to input it at the beginning of the survey. This additional community input step will help to provide statistically valid insights to guide community parks and recreation needs.

BeHeardBoulder

In addition to filling out the online survey above, community members also can share their input and fill out a series of quick, visual polls on BeHeardBoulder.

City to host a virtual open house about the BPR Master Plan update

City staff also tentatively plan to hold a virtual open house in late May. Sign up for email updates to receive a notice when the virtual open house is scheduled and stay in the loop as the Master Plan update project continues.

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Media Contact:
Jonathan Thornton, Media Relations, 720-450-7554

Published April 21, 2021