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Residents encouraged to take Niles parks survey

Published 9:02am Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Niles Parks and Recreation board has released a survey designed to gain input from residents for the city’s five-year parks and recreation plan.

Residents are encouraged to fill out the survey online by following the link on the front page of the City of Niles website, nilesmi.org.

Hard copies will be sent out with city utilities bills this month. Hard copies should be returned to City Hall, 333 N. 2nd St., Niles.

A direct link to the survey is surveymonkey.com/s/NilesParkRecSurvey.

The survey contains eight questions. People are asked to identify which parks they use, their impression of current parks and facilities and what they’d like to see added in the future, among other things.

Lacey Peters, a member of the all-volunteer parks board, said the board hopes to get as much input as possible.

“Without the feedback, we don’t really know what the people need and what they want to see,” she said. “We want the community to be a part of it to help individual neighborhoods and parks.”

The deadline for submitting a survey is May 14.

The survey was created by the city’s parks board, which meets on the last Tuesday of each month at the Niles Fire Department station at 1345 E. Main St.

The board assists with planning for park improvement or expansion projects, park maintenance, etc.; establishes rules and regulations regarding park use; and advises on the replacement of park equipment.

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