DEARBORN, Michigan – The public is invited to review and comment on a proposed Dearborn Recreation Master Plan that will help determine the direction of recreational opportunities in Dearborn for the next five years during a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Avenue. The meeting, hosted by the Recreation Commission, will be inside Studio A.
The proposed plan helps determine the most effective and efficient methods of improving existing facilities, programs and properties. It also looks beyond the opportunities that currently exist.
While a Recreation Master Plan can assist the community in determining its long-rage goals and needs, it could also help qualify Dearborn for recreation grants administered through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
The proposed Recreation Master Plan includes a community description, an overview of the administrative structure of the Recreation Department, an inventory of existing recreational facilities, a needs assessment, an action plan taking into account today’s fiscal realities and recommended goals for the next five years.
Copies of the proposed City of Dearborn Recreation Master Plan [ PDF download – 16 MB] are also available online at http://dearbornrecplan.com and for review at the following locations during normal office hours at: City Hall, 13615 Michigan Avenue, in the City Plan Office, City Council Office and City Clerk’s Office or the Recreation Department, 15801 Michigan Avenue and the Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Avenue.
The City of Dearborn has over 40 parks. Watch this short virtual tour created with Google Earth.
Also, if you are interested in submitting comments regarding the draft Recreation Master Plan, please send your written statements by Monday, September 13, 2010 to the Recreation Department, 15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126.