Public Input Being Sought for Parks & Recreation Future

Deadline to Respond to Survey is May 15th
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One of the goals set by the Board of Selectmen for 2018 was to take a look at what the future of Parks & Recreation should be in Auburn.

To achieve this goal, it was intended public input would be sought from as many interested individuals and affected stakeholders as possible in order to gain as accurate a sense from the community as a whole as possible.

Ultimately, the information gathered through this community engagement would enable town officials to determine the appropriate path for the Town's Parks and Recreation efforts and functions.

As part of this effort, a number of small focus group discussions have been held in March and April involving senior citizens, youth athletic league and sports teams representatives, school athletic officials, parents of children of all ages, the Parks and Recreation Commission and others.  These focus groups have provided quite a bit of helpful information.

Now, input and information is being requested from the general public through an online survey.  On an anonymous basis, people can provide input as to what their interests are in potential programs and activities; what role they feel the Town should play in those efforts; how they feel the activities should be paid for, and the like.

Once information from the survey is gathered, a larger facilitated community meeting will be held to sort through the information and provide an overall indication about what local residents are looking for in the area of parks and recreation.

Please take a few minutes to participate and answer the survey questions.  It will be of tremendous help to your neighbors and community.

You can access the survey by clicking here.