The Town of Concord Recreation Department invites everyone who enjoys Concord’s recreational facilities to a first public meeting to help update the Concord Recreation Facilities Strategic Plan (RFSP) at the Hunt Recreation Center on Wednesday, March 8 from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Concord Recreation, together with design firm Weston & Sampson, is conducting an assessment of the town’s current recreational facilities The study is funded through Community Preservation Act funds with a target completion date of late fall 2023.
Public input for the RFSP will be ongoing through the life of the project. The first public meeting is an interactive and inclusive open house broken into three parts.
First, attendees can visit tables manned by our team to discuss topics such as current recreation facilities and programs, improved accessibility and inclusivity, or water access points to launch a kayak or canoe along the many rivers and ponds in Concord.
A short presentation will introduce the plan and its purpose, shares what the planning team has learned to date from site visits and the online survey and engages residents on what sort of future interventions they might like to see in their community.
A question-and-answer session will wrap up the evening with additional time provided for any final visits to the topical tables.
The Concord Recreation Department will provide free childcare for the meeting. Advanced registration for childcare is encouraged. Call Concord Recreation at 978-287-1050 or pre-register online https://concordrec.myrec.com.
“We are asking our park users and every member of our community to share feedback on what will make our recreation spaces and programs better,” said Anna McKeown, director of recreation at Concord Recreation. “The Recreation Facilities Strategic Plan will help us to understand challenges and opportunities around our recreation facilities and how best to prioritize future investments.”
Concord residents are encouraged to stay involved by visiting the http://concordrec.com/245/Recreation-Facilities-Strategic-Plan and by following Concord Recreation on Facebook and Instagram.
Informational flyers will be posted at Town parks, the Hunt Recreation Center and other locations throughout town and will include a QR code for people to access the survey directly on a smartphone device. Hard copies of the survey will be available at Town Hall, the Concord Public Library and other places.