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Posted on: January 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Public Information Meeting for ICPRD Comprehensive Master Plan

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January 27, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contact: Michelle Hepler, Director

Iredell County Parks and Recreation Department or 704-878-3107 

ICPRD Hosting a Public Information Meeting for Comprehensive Master Plan

The Iredell County Parks and Recreation Department (ICPRD) has scheduled a Public Information Meeting for Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 6:00pm. The location for the meeting is the Career Academy and Technical School (CATS) Conference Center, located at 350 Old Murdock Road, Troutman, NC 28166. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

The consultant team will present the initial findings, survey results, and preliminary recommendations developed from our Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan. We want your feedback and input!

Comprehensive Master Plan Update

Iredell County Parks and Recreation Department (ICPRD) is conducting a Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan to evaluate existing parks, recreational facilities, programs and services, and determine the current and future level of services for the community, based on public input.  The plan will then prioritize the needs and desires for upgrading and improving parks, recreational facilities, amenities, programs, and services.

Iredell County Parks and Recreation hosted focus groups, stakeholder meetings, staff meetings, and a public input session in December 2019 to gather information. A mailed Needs Assessment survey was conducted beginning January 22, 2020, and will conclude February 7, 2020.  Approximately 3,500 surveys were mailed to a random sampling of County residents, which will provide statistically valid results.

In addition, Iredell County Parks and Recreation invites all residents who did not receive the mailed invitation survey to provide feedback and input through an online survey that launches January 29 and ends February 7, 2020. All Iredell County residents are encouraged to take the survey to share thoughts on recreational needs and priorities. These responses will be tallied separately from the statistically valid survey, will provide valuable feedback, and will be included in the findings presentation.

The results of the information gathered will be used to determine the priorities for the County’s recreation facilities and activities desired by our residents, what funding sources may be available, identify potential partnerships, and how best to support the recreation needs of the community.

Iredell County has contracted with GreenPlay, LLC, a nationally known parks and recreation management consulting firm, to oversee the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

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