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Streator again seeking feedback on use of parks

A previously released survey will be sent once again to Streator residents.

Those looking to share their opinions of the city’s use of parks and open spaces should keep an eye on their mailboxes.

The city will mail postcards containing survey invitations to an additional one-third of utility customers selected at random.

The city’s Parks and Open Spaces Board did not receive sufficient responses from a first round of surveys to properly utilize the answers.

The surveys will be sent to a different third of customers than originally received them and takes about five minutes to complete.

Individuals who receive survey invitations but do not have access to a computer can bring the invitation to City Hall, 204 S. Bloomington St., to complete and submit manually.

Streator has nearly twice the national average of park and open space acreage per capita, city officials said in a news release. Open spaces include parks for passive recreation, land for sports facilities used in organized recreation programs, City Park, neighborhood parks, a municipal golf course and Vermilion River trails, among others.

City officials are seeking feedback from the community to determine how expectations and needs have changed regarding the use of parks and open spaces.

The City Council recently created the Parks and Open Spaces Board to advise on open space planning and to bring community stakeholders into the decision-making process, according to the news release. Data from the upcoming survey will assist city planning.

For more information, contact Jeremy Palm, community development director, at 815-672-2517.

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