Bristol Park Board surveys residents about park improvements

The Bristol Park Board is working on a five-year master plan for the town’s parks and wants to know what changes residents would like to see made. Read on to find out how you can give the board your input. 

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 12:41 p.m.

The Bristol Park Board wants to know what people would like to see in the town’s parks.

The board is asking residents to fill out a survey to help it determine the direction and priorities for a five-year parks master plan.

Ideas for the five year plan include permanent restrooms; on-going replacement of benches, picnic tables and trash cans; tennis court resurfacing; irrigation of parks; landscaping; the restoration of the walking trail at Cummins Park; a fitness park; moving the basketball court to Congdon Park from Cummins Park to make room for a skate park; and expanded parking at Congdon Park.

Anyone living in the Bristol zip code can help the board determine the priorities of these projects and suggest others by filling out the survey at the Bristol Town Hall, the Bristol Public Library or the town’s 100th birthday celebration on August 16. The survey is also available online.

The park board needs to have all surveys turned in by August 25. They can be dropped off at the town hall or the library; emailed to bristolindiana@gmail.com or mailed to Survey, P.O. Box 305, Bristol, IN 46507.

Having a five-year plan will help the park board apply for grants to make improvements in the parks. Those who fill out the survey and provide their contact information will be registered in a drawing for one $50 gas card.

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