(Juneau) Residents have until this Friday to give input on a five year update of Dodge County’s parks, outdoor recreation, and open space plan. Officials with the Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Department say the plan will help reassess priorities and recommendations to help guide decisions that are crucial to the success of the county’s parks and trails system. They add that it keeps them eligible for grant funding and provides a road map for development, improvements as well as operations.
A county-wide parks and trails survey is available online on the Dodge County website which will be open through this Friday, December 16th. Answers will help the Land Resources and Parks Department as it evaluates preferences, participation rates, future priorities, and needs. A hard copy can be picked up at department’s office at 127 East Oak Street in Juneau.
Focus group meetings have been planned as well as a public open house scheduled sometime for late winter or early spring for review and comment on the draft five year plan.
Officials say the plan and public input focuses on county-owned and maintained parks, natural areas, outdoor recreation areas, and trails. Except for Gold Star Trail and Wild Goose Trail, recreational facilities within incorporated cities and villages are not included in this planning process.
The plan is expected to take six months to develop with a goal of adoption in spring of 2023.
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For more information on the planning process and ways to provide input, see the Dodge County Parks and Trails website at www.dodgeparks.com and click on the Park Plan link, or contact Dodge County Parks at 920-386-3700, email [email protected] or mail to Dodge County Parks, 127 E. Oak St., Juneau, WI 53039.