Lincolnshire wants public's opinions about parks, paths

  • Benches are among the amenities along the Olde Half Day Road bike trail in Lincolnshire. Village officials have launched a survey to learn what other features should be added to the village's trails and parks.

      Benches are among the amenities along the Olde Half Day Road bike trail in Lincolnshire. Village officials have launched a survey to learn what other features should be added to the village's trails and parks. Russell Lissau | Staff Photographer, 2017

  • Lincolnshire officials have launched a public survey about the village's parks, including North Park, shown here.

      Lincolnshire officials have launched a public survey about the village's parks, including North Park, shown here. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer, 2005

 
 
Updated 1/28/2019 5:35 PM

Lincolnshire officials have launched a community survey about the village's parks, paths and open spaces.

The online survey can be found at lincolnshireil.gov/park-survey. It will conclude March 1.

 

The survey is part of a planned update of Lincolnshire's open space master plan. It should take about five minutes to complete, officials said.

Officials want to learn what people like about Lincolnshire's parks, trails and nature preserves, as well as if there are amenities that should be added, Mayor Elizabeth Brandt said.

"What do you envision, and how can we spend (our) money wisely?" she said.

The town's paths are a particular concern for Brandt, as they're used by countless walkers, runners and bicyclists, and help bring people to the village's parks and nature preserves and to nearby Lake County forest preserves.

"Where else do we need to go?" Brandt said.

The survey is not limited to residents. Anyone can participate.

The survey asks people: how often they use the village's parks and trails; how often they use playground equipment and basketball or tennis courts; why they the visit parks; and if they participate in athletic activities at the parks.

The survey also asks people about the fields at North Park, the conditions of park bathrooms and if there are amenities that should be added to any of the parks.

The first 10 people to complete the survey and provide contact information are eligible to win free carnival rides at the Red White and Boom celebration in July.

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