Grantsville City is conducting an online survey seeking public input on future park plans. The survey can be accessed on the City’s Facebook page.
“Each year we look to make improvements to the Grantsville City park system,” said James Waltz, public works director. “During this year’s budget proposal meeting, our department made some recommendations for some recreational amenities that we do not yet have here in the city; opportunities that would promote and facilitate active lifestyles for our community. These projects take some time and funding to eventually come to fruition. With the survey, we are seeking public input as to what they would like to see in the future.”
The survey asks about a possible splash pad at Hollywood park; priorities for a vacant Eastmoor Park; a possible walking path and/or pickleball courts for Cherry Street Park.
City Finance Director Sherrie Broadbent came up with the idea for an online survey..
“Sherrie’s suggestion for a survey is a great idea and a tool to ensure the involvement of our residents and to get their input into our parks. Ultimately, the public is the end user. We intend to leave the survey up for a considerable amount of time: this will give more residents a chance to participate. The responses will help us prioritize items for the future parks budget,” Waltz said.
The survey already has generated about 300 responses with 65% of respondents in favor of a splash pad at Hollywood Park, and 88% in favor of a walking path at Cherry Street Park.