Grand Lake surveys citizens about parks, recreation
November 19, 2009
A committee formed by the town of Grand Lake is surveying citizens about open-space, parkland, trails and other recreation plans in the town.
The online survey takes about 15 minutes or less to complete. It consists of questions aimed to gauge the community’s stance on prioritizing recreation improvements throughout town.
The survey touches on suggestions from Grand Lake’s master plan, such as incorporating a community fire pit in the town or at the lakefront, an amphitheater, skate park, a trail around Grand Lake and improving pedestrian and bicycle connections to locations such as Rocky Mountain National Park, the Grand Lake Metropolitan Recreation District, the Grand Lake Elementary School, post office and visitors center.
It also asks citizens whether the town should shut down the lakefront to motor traffic, making the area more of a pedestrian promenade.
The committee members are also querying its citizens about which direction the town should take, if any, to fund such improvements.
The survey stemmed from work by a six-member committee formed last February to examine parks, open space and trails in the town of Grand Lake. Results of the survey could influence recommendations to the Grand Lake Town Board, according to committee member Diane Mahoney.
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To access the survey, go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=eEsWvazmPuL_2bAjbe1GWSoQ_3d_3d
Or, call Grand Lake Town Hall at 627-3435 to have the link sent by e-mail. The survey will be online until Dec. 15.