Survey extended to Dec. 1


PARKS & REC

By Lenny C. Lepola - newsguy@ee.net



Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial Park


Background

As far back as 2010, members of Sunbury Village Council’s Parks and Safety Committee had expressed a need for developing a Village of Sunbury Parks and Recreation Master Plan to develop village parkland and other recreation facilities and programs as the village grows into a city.

But that’s as far as it ever got – the discussion stage.

In April of this year, following a tour of village parks with Sunbury Consulting Engineer Wes Hall, of CT Consultants, Parks Committee member Scott Weatherby recommended that the village survey Sunbury residents and Big Walnut area residents to gain public input on exactly what parks and recreation facilities area folks would use and were willing to support.

In October the Sunbury Parks and Recreation Survey went active on Survey Monkey. During last Wednesday’s (Nov. 16) Village Council meeting, it was announced that the survey had received 533 responses and would remain active through December 1.

The Village of Sunbury Parks and Recreation Survey is online at surveymonkey.com/r/VillageofSunbury, or log on to the Village of Sunbury website at sunburyvillage.com and on the Home Page under Latest News, click Please Take Our Parks and Rec Survey!

Some area residents might not know how extensive village parks and recreation facilities already are and how both village and Big Walnut area residents use them.

In addition to recreation facilities maintained by the Big Walnut Local School District and used by area residents, Sunbury is home to Freedom Park, JR Smith Park, Rosecrans Park, Old Orchard Park, Evening Street Park, Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial Park, Historic Sunbury Village Square, Sunbury Memorial Park, and two up-ground reservoirs slated for future park development.

In addition to families from the greater Big Walnut area using village parks and Big Walnut schools facilities for relaxation and recreation, a host of area youth athletic organizations draw park users from around eastern Delaware County for both practice sessions and league play, including Little League Baseball and Big Walnut Youth Athletic Association Football and Cheerleading.

Add to the above, the Anthony Kinslow Disc Golf Course at Freedom Park draws disc golf enthusiasts from around central Ohio and beyond; and the village’s two reservoirs are home to several fishing derbies each year.

Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial Park
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PARKS & REC

By Lenny C. Lepola

newsguy@ee.net

Background

As far back as 2010, members of Sunbury Village Council’s Parks and Safety Committee had expressed a need for developing a Village of Sunbury Parks and Recreation Master Plan to develop village parkland and other recreation facilities and programs as the village grows into a city.

But that’s as far as it ever got – the discussion stage.

In April of this year, following a tour of village parks with Sunbury Consulting Engineer Wes Hall, of CT Consultants, Parks Committee member Scott Weatherby recommended that the village survey Sunbury residents and Big Walnut area residents to gain public input on exactly what parks and recreation facilities area folks would use and were willing to support.

Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.

Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.