Grand Traverse County Needs Your Input on the Recreation Plan

Good afternoon everyone,

In an effort to fulfill our mission to enhance community and quality of life through people, parks, and programs, the Grand Traverse County Parks & Recreation Department invites you to a community public input workshop to be held on Monday, December 17 at 6:00 pm in the Civic Center Meeting Room (1213 W. Civic Center Dr. Traverse City, MI 49686).

At the workshop we will solicit input for our County-wide 2013-2018 Grand Traverse County Parks and Recreation Plan. The Plan will assist in “determining [our] recreation and open space needs and in integrating those needs into the larger framework of comprehensive planning.” Upon completion the plan, it will be filed with the Department of Natural Resources. The workshop will be facilitated by Megan Olds, of the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, and John Sych from the Grand Traverse County Planning Department. Our facilitators will review several related studies and prior research, open the floor to the public for comments and input, and will then ask the public to prioritize the suggestions from the previous studies and input provided.

I encourage, and ask that each of you pass this invitation along within your personal and professional networks. Attached is a flyer with the details about the event, if you would like to post it.

In addition to this meeting, our department is accepting public input related to the plan at any time via email,, phone 231-922-4818 (please speak with Erith or Jason), or in person at our offices, located at the Civic Center (1213 W. Civic Center Dr. Traverse City, MI 49686). We will also have a special public input comment session at our Parks and Recreation Commission meeting to be held on December 20, at 6:00 pm in the Commission Chambers, (2nd floor of the Government Center, 400 Boardman Ave, Traverse City, MI 49684).

I look forward to seeing you on the 17th, and if you are unable to make it I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.



Jason Jones
Grand Traverse County Parks & Recreation
1213 W. Civic Center Dr.
Traverse City, MI 49686

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

This in from my friend Jason Jones at GT County Parks and Rec.  Monday the 17th, 6 PM.  Go there.  Tell them something.


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