Logansport Parks Begins Master Planning Process
January 20, 2023 at 9:44 p.m.
The Logansport Parks & Recreation Department has begun the process of developing a new Five-Year Master Plan for the City’s parks and recreational programs and services available to the public. This includes all 21 properties such as the Muehlhausen Aquatic Center, Riverside Park, and Spencer Park, the special events that are hosted by the Parks Department such as July 4th, Christmas In the Park, and the Daddy-Daughter Dance, the fees that are assessed, and much much more.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) requires an updated Master Plan every 5 years to remain eligible for certain state and federal funding opportunities. The current plan expired at the end of 2022. By going through this process, the Logansport Parks & Recreation Department will create a written document that spells out strategic actions that will act as a guide for sensible facility, program, and service development. The master planning process also provides an opportunity to share information about current parks programs and facilities with the public. This document is based upon community input and feedback through opportunities such as open houses, focus groups, surveys, and other events. The community events ensure that the public helps direct the facilities and programs that are developed by the parks. Additionally, the planning process will include an analysis of how new facilities and programs will affect our neighborhoods, the community at-large, and the parks, in particular.
The Logansport Parks & Recreation Department is working with Context Design (Indianapolis), Zec Eight Insights (Indianapolis), and ETC Institute (Olathe, KS) to update the plan. The assembled consulting team will be organizing the public engagement opportunities, performing site assessments, incorporating industry best practices into planning, and will be synthesizing all information received and analyzed to develop the final plan. The goal is to complete the final planning document by year’s end, 2023.
This page within our website will be regularly updated with dates, questions, opportunities for feedback, and results of questionnaires and focus groups.
Questions may be directed to the Parks Administrator at 574-753-6969 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org .