With an increasing population, additional areas annexed, and changing trends in recreation, Durham Parks and Recreation will revise its master plan to reflect the pulse of residents’ desires for new facilities and programming over the next decade. A draft of the plan is slated to be presented to City Council for review in spring 2013.
The current master plan was adopted by the City Council on November 17, 2003 and has served as a guide for DPR for some years. Some of its data, including surveys and community meetings, actually date from 2001-02. In the coming months, we invite residents to provide input for the plan in the following ways:
is a virtual community meeting that gives residents the opportunity to share ideas with key city leaders and staff from their homes, jobs, or wherever they access the internet. The site is highly interactive – and invites responses to different types of questions and rewards participants with points that can ultimately be redeemed for prizes.
In October and November, the Master Plan Steering Team
made up of residents hosted eight community meetings to collect and assess the community’s priorities. For an update on meeting results, contact Beth Timson
In September, DPR conducted a Parks and Recreation Community Survey (PARCS) that was facilitated by the National Research Center, Inc. of Boulder, CO. Thousands of surveys were mailed to scientifically selected households to represent the full population of Durham.
Thank you in advance for your participation. For information, call (919) 560-4355.