Cascade Township is seeking community feedback on a five-year parks and recreation master plan draft.
A public comment period is in effect through Friday, Nov. 25, for township residents to review and submit feedback on the draft prior to the parks committee’s finalization for the township board’s consideration.
The parks and recreation master plan is designed to serve as a blueprint for parks, pathways and green spaces in the township and will help ensure the township meets the needs of residents and contributes to a high quality of community life.
“Cascade is home to many wonderful parks, quaint green spaces and scenic pathways, and we’re grateful for the residents who have shared their thoughtful feedback on making these features even more enjoyable for all,” said Brian Hilbrands, planning director for Cascade Township. “The input we have received so far has shaped a solid blueprint, and we hope community members will continue to share their feedback as we work to bring the plan to life.”
In addition to submitting comments in person at Cascade Township Hall or emailing Hilbrands at [email protected], residents also can provide feedback at an open house from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Wisner Center, 2870 Jacksmith Ave. SE.
After the public comment period ends, the township board will hold a public hearing before considering the plan’s adoption during its Dec. 14 meeting.
In December 2021, township staff and the parks committee partnered with local design and engineering firm Troyer Group to help develop the master plan. In August 2021, the project group collected community input from nearly 1,000 residents, businesses and other stakeholders through a survey and open house.
Community stakeholders indicated their top priorities include maintaining existing parks and pathways, expanding the pathway system and developing new parks and facilities.
More details on the parks and recreation master plan are here.