During the Nov. 2 Village Council meeting, Parks & Safety Committee member Scott Weatherby said there had already been 467 responses to the Sunbury Parks and Recreation Survey that can be accessed on the village website.
“The survey will be online through Friday, November 18,” Weatherby said. “We hope to get close to 1,000 responses, then we’ll compile the results in December, and have public hearings in January and February.”
Weatherby said he read through comments on submitted surveys and mentioned the top three items that survey respondents said they are interested in.
“Over 60 percent said they would like to see a pool or splash pad,” Weatherby said. “Second would be bike paths, third would be a community center, and 57 percent said they would be willing to support parks improvements.”
Weatherby said when the survey is complete and results compiled, members of the Parks & Safety Committee would begin the process of developing a long-term Village of Sunbury Parks Master Plan and short-term parks development goals.
When the Parks Survey was launched, it was noted that it targets the parks and recreation needs of both Sunbury and eastern Delaware County residents who use Sunbury parks and would support recreation programs within the village.
Weatherby encouraged all eastern Delaware County residents that use Sunbury parks for recreation and youth athletic events to log on to sunburyvillage.com and under Latest News click Please Take Our Parks and Rec Survey.
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.