Deadline approaching: Complete Cookeville recreation master plan survey by March 31

COOKEVILLE – Nearly 600 people have let their wishes be known about what they would like to see regarding Cookeville’s parks, recreation facilities, programs and events.

But the survey is still out. Anyone else interested in completing it has until March 31.

“We have received 584 responses so far, which is good, but we would love to see twice that number,” Cookeville Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said of the online survey that has been available throughout March for the collection of public input as the City of Cookeville develops a systemwide recreation master plan to guide the Leisure Services Department for the next 10 years.

The survey may be completed on the project website. It is also available on the Cookeville Leisure Services Department’s Facebook page. Paper surveys may be obtained at the Cookeville Leisure Services office, 45 E. Broad St., and Cane Creek Recreation Center, 180 CC Camp Road.

“In addition to asking about existing programs and facilities, the survey provides an opportunity for the public to suggest new ideas for parks, programs, facilities and events,” Woods said.

Survey results will be compiled by the city’s master plan consultant, Kimley-Horn, and included in a preliminary plan that will be ready by late spring. A public meeting will be scheduled for citizens to view the plan and make comments before the final version is completed.

Woods urges individuals to complete the survey as soon as possible.

“We don’t want anyone left out of this opportunity to provide input into our plan,” he said. “Now is the time to let us know what type of recreation facilities and programs are most important to you and how we can improve our services and enhance the quality of life.”

For more information, call Cookeville Leisure Services at 931-520-4386.

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