The Town of Parker’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department is in the midst of creating a Master Plan, and we want to hear your voice!
Consultants from the Eppley Institute, an arm of the University of Indiana, are performing a thorough analysis of Parker Parks and Recreation and helping to make decisions regarding our future direction. Analysis has included gathering data on the current state of the department; on-site visits to all parks, facilities and trailheads; interviews with staff and stakeholders; and a community open house, as well as an upcoming community survey.
Community input is a vital component to the Master Plan process, and citizen input is one of the most important considerations in making decisions to move the department forward. A scientific survey was sent to a random cross-section of Parker residents beginning in early October. Citizens also have the opportunity to offer feedback and information in the form of an online survey. Click here to take the survey.
View the master plan themes that will highlight parks and recreation priorities for the next five years here. The final plan is not yet completed, but these themes have emerged from the stakeholder meetings, community surveys, national trends and best practices.
The Parker Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department has been named a finalist for the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) Gold Medal Award as the top agency for its population five times, and the department earned the top honor in both 2000 and 2011. We hope that you can help us continue to enhance the quality of life of Parker’s residents by providing dynamic, industry-leading programs, facilities, parks and services.