The City of Collegedale Parks and Recreation department and the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Outdoor Recreation department have partnered to research, develop, and survey Collegedale’s parks and recreation assets, resources, economic development opportunities, and planning needs and wishes. Feedback from Collegedale residents and user groups who complete the survey link provided will be instrumental in the future planning process and application for grants.
A recent economic development summary by the National Recreation and Parks Association found that a strong parks and recreation department and programming increases the quality of life for its residents, builds business retention and expansion, attracts talent for employers, supports environmental stewardship, and creates a positive impact on the health and wellness of its community.
“By engaging citizens in the future planning process through this survey,” said Traci Bennett-Hobek, Collegedale Parks and Recreation director, “the city will get a better sense of long term goals for amenities, facilities, programs, and special events.”
Feedback from all ages, interests, and neighborhood areas is desired for best results. The link to the survey can be found on the City of Collegedale’s website or at Collegedale Parks and Recreation Survey
The survey will be open until the end of October.