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Mayor wants public feedback on parks and recreation plan

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By: Lauren Fabrizi

Mayor Chris Beutler has invited the public to complete a survey on the city's new parks and recreation plan.

The mayor announced the plan Thursday.

"It's my responsibility and it's my desire to keep all of our streets, and parks and public facilities everywhere in the city in good condition," Mayor Beutler said.

The mayor said the plan will spend $70 million over the next 10 years to repair and replace parks, pools and other facilities, and also build new facilities for the growing Lincoln community.

Lynn Johnson of Lincoln Parks and Recreation said they need the public to weigh in on the plan's proposed projects.

"They need to help us identify and prioritize those projects," Johnson said. "Help us identify which of those are most critical, and which of those they think they can help with."

Some of those proposed projects will include expanding Eden pool, replacing a trail extending across Pioneers Park and replacing several playgrounds.

You can complete the survey online or pick up a hard copy at the Parks and Recreation office, located at 2740 A Street, or city recreation centers.

The mayor said Parks and Recreation will consider the public's input and then put a plan into action in December.

"Investing in a strong parks system contributes to our quality of life, promotes healthy lifestyles and it assists in our economic development efforts," Beutler said.

The mayor said he's also inviting the public to an open house on Nov. 12 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation office.

You have until that same day to complete the survey.


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