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Kentwood asking for community feedback on update to Community Park and Recreation Plan

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Posted at 9:48 AM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 09:48:43-05

KENTWOOD, Mich. — The City of Kentwood is asking for feedback on a proposed update to its five-year Community Park and Recreation Plan.

Feedback can be given online or in-person during an open house on Nov. 16, according to a news release.

The open house will be from 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the Kent District Library – Kentwood Branch.

This update creates an inventory of existing facilities and resources, identifies community recreation and open space needs and sets an action plan for the next five years.

“An approved plan will allow us to seek state and federal grant funding that will help us make improvements we have identified and prioritized in partnership with our community over the past few years,” said Val Romeo, Kentwood Parks and Recreation director. “Additional public input on this plan brings us a step closer to accessing funding to make necessary enhancements to our parks, trails, recreational programming and facilities as our community grows.”

A Community Park and Recreation Plan is required by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to be grant eligible.

Community members who attend the open house are asked to follow COVID-19 precautionary measures, including wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.

Read a draft of the plan and the form to submit feedback online here.