The results of a recent park survey in Shenandoah were revealed during the city’s town hall meeting May 15.
The survey asked residents if the city should build a park on existing property the city owns, what kind of park the city should consider, where it should be located and how much the city should spend on it.
Public Works Director Joseph Peart showed the results of the survey, which had been live on the city’s website through the month of March. Of the 227 residents who responded to the survey, 166 indicated they were in favor of the park. Of the 213 who answered where the park should be, 53% said they would be in favor of the park being on a 4.5-acre space near Holly Hill drive.
Of the respondents, 43% said they would like to see a walking path put in the area, with 34% saying they would want the city to keep costs between $50,000 and $100,000.
“[You can get] a decomposed granite pathway; you might be able to get some bender board to keep it contained and a little more significant drainage improvements,” Peart said, adding the drainage improvements would not affect a nearby easement.
The results of the survey will be presented to City Council during its regular meeting May 22. No action is anticipated at this time, and the park project is anticipated to be added to budget discussions later this year.