Mason County Parks Commission asking for feedback.

December 3, 2021

Mason County Parks Commission asking for feedback.

Mason County residents have a chance to have a say in the future of recreation in the county.

Working with the Spicer Group, Inc., the Mason County Parks Commission has launched an online survey about recreation offerings and needs in the county.

Mason County Parks Commission operates the Mason County Campground and Picnic Area on West Chauvez Road in Pere Marquette Township and is considering possible uses of county-owned parcel of land on Inman Road, also in Pere Marquette Township, as well as other opportunities.

The 18-question survey is hosted at www.masoncountyparksurvey.com and also can be accessed through a link on Mason County’s website, masoncounty.net. It takes 10 minutes or less to complete the survey. A QR code also is available for those wishing to scan it for easy smartphone access to filling out the survey.

Answers and input will be used as the Spicer Group and the parks commission revise and update a five-year recreation plan in 2022. The plan will be filed with the State of Michigan and include possible project areas for future consideration of state recreation grants during the ensuing five years.

Questions delve into current park offerings and what might be looked at in the future. 

“We hope to build on strengths and address unmet needs or weaknesses identified through the survey,” Steve Begnoche, Mason County Parks Commission chair, stated. “We really want to hear from residents and park users about their uses, wants and hopes for parks in Mason County.”

Visitors and others who also use parks or do recreation in Mason County also are invited to take the survey which will remain open until at least mid-January.

“The more input and ideas we get, the better we can address needs and wants and position the county parks to be eligible for state grants to make improvements or develop trails, parks and better serve residents,” Begnoche said.

Anyone wanting a paper copy of the survey, should contact the Mason County Drain Office, 102 E. Fifth St., Scottville, 757-9366, during business hours.

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