County residents asked for input on regional recreation plan

Residents of Lacombe County are being asked to help determine a plan for addressing their recreational needs in the future.

Residents of Lacombe County are being asked to help determine a plan for addressing their recreational needs in the future.

An online survey, accessible on the county’s website (www.lacombecounty.com) until May 17, will be used to gather information. Otherwise residents can request a written or telephone survey by calling the county office at 403-782-6601.

“Lacombe County is committed to enabling individuals, families and communities to be active,” stated a media release issued last week. “A regional recreation model was chosen to accomplish this goal. This means the county will continue to partner with providers of existing and future recreation facilities and services to ensure that county residents have access to them.”

The county is in the third and final phase of developing the regional plan. To date a wide range of stakeholders have participated in identifying the framework and proposed outcomes of the plan. Once complete, the plan will assist the county in planning for the recreational needs of its residents well into the future.

The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. The link on the county website can be accessed with any electronic device (i.e.: computer, tablet, iPhone etc.) Individuals who complete the survey in the first two weeks will be entered in a draw for a new iPad. A second draw at the closing date will be held for an iPhone.

Following completion of the survey, the county will host a series of stakeholder meetings in June. These meetings will include a presentation on the strategic direction for recreation, the survey results and recommendations for future facility development.