City of Ishpeming seeking input from residents via Parks and Recreation Survey

ISHPEMING — The City of Ishpeming has sent out 2,600 surveys to hear feedback from residents about the city’s parks and recreational facilities.



The anonymous survey asks questions about personal use of recreational facilities, the quality of care for the facilities and accessibility to the facilities among other topics. The results of the Parks and Recreation Survey will directly impact the city’s 2018-2022 Community Recreation Plan.

Ishpeming City Manager Mark Slown believes that sending out the surveys was the best way to get the public’s input before moving forward with the recreation plan.

“We’ll have data about what people think is important and what they want and the things that they don’t want. We’ll have that information to make the decisions,” said Slown. “The good news is that the people do have a big say in what happens.”

Slown said that he is pleased with the number of surveys that have been turned in so far. Completed surveys should be turned in at City Hall by February 9th.

To view a draft of the 2018-2022 City of Ishpeming Recreation Plan, click HERE. Copies are also available at the Carnegie Public Library, City Hall and the Senior Center in Ishpeming during normal working hours.

Comments regarding the 2018-2022 Recreation Plan should be made at City Hall no later than February 13th. There will be a public hearing on that day at 10:00 a.m. in the Ishpeming City Hall Conference Room regarding the recreation plan.