Carmel, Ind. (April 21, 2023) – Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) has begun work on a new comprehensive master plan, which will outline the strategic vision for the department over a five-year period through 2028. Over the next several months, CCPR will seek feedback and invites the community to be part of the process.
A master plan utilizes internal assessment, data collection, and community input to help determine how to best serve an ever-changing and growing community. The master plan incorporates input from elected officials, community leaders, key stakeholders, focus groups, the public, and more. This feedback allows CCPR to create a snapshot in time of the wants and needs of the community.
CCPR will utilize a variety of public outreach methods:
- Attending community events.
- Hosting focus groups and public input meetings.
- Conducting a statistically valid community survey—which will be delivered to randomized residents by mail—followed by an additional online survey.
“Community feedback is key to creating a well-rounded parks and recreation master plan,” said Michael Klitzing, Director of Parks and Recreation. “We are being intentional in our outreach efforts to ensure as many people as possible have an opportunity to participate in the process. As stewards of the community’s parks and recreation opportunities, it is important to hear directly from our residents and use that input to inform the final master plan.”
CCPR is working alongside Indiana-based PROS Consulting and Next Practice Partners to gather community input. Stay tuned to carmelclayparks.com and follow @CarmelClayParks on Facebook and Instagram for more information about ways to participate in the public feedback process.