Municipal Parks Assessment

Municipal Parks Assessment

Bethel Park embarked on an ambitious and necessary project to gain insight
on how the Municipality’s parks are performing. Bethel Park conducted
an assessment of the parks’ athletic fields, playground equipment, site
amenities such as benches and tables, overall visibility, and accessibility.
As a part of the assessment, numerous strategies have been considered as
to how to further enhance policies, facilities and facility usage. Many ideas
have been discussed among the project’s Study Committee, community
residents through a public survey, recreation organization representatives,
the Municipality’s Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services Department, the
Public Works Department as well as community officials. The purpose of
this assessment is to evaluate the condition of the man-made components
and natural areas of each of Bethel Park’s fourteen (14) parks and identify
repairs/upgrades that are needed, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
deficiencies, and green practices and sustainability deficiencies. This
document seeks to outline recommendations and action plans which are
practical and achievable within the next ten (10) years.

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