Oct. 1, 2012 Contact(s): Annie Pierce, Marketing Communications Manager apierce@clackamas.us ; 503-742-4354 Katie Dunham, Senior Planner kdunham@clackamas.us; 503-742-4352

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

District Residents Encouraged To Fill Out Master Plan Survey

North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD) is working through a year-long process of updating the District-wide Master Plan, which will shape the future foundation of the District. A strategic plan is also in the works, which will identify the parks and recreation priorities in the District for the next two to three years.

Surveys have just been mailed to 5,000 NCPRD District residents as part of a statistically valid random sample survey. Those who receive the survey in the mail are encouraged to fill it out to ensure that the Master Plan process is as effective as it can be in capturing District residents’ feedback.

The survey will also be available online for those who were not part of the random sample mailing within the next two weeks. Those results will be analyzed separately. A link to the survey will be posted online here: www.ncprd.com/planning/master-plan

Survey participants can also choose to enter to win a $25 NCPRD gift certificate.

The intent of the Master Plan (which will also include a strategic plan and cost recovery plan) is to identify how to most effectively meet the needs of a changing community over the next decade and beyond in regards to parks, recreation and programs. The project is being guided by a series of meetings with community leaders and stakeholders, along with contributions from residents, participants and NCPRD staff.

The new Master Plan will prioritize the community’s needs and desires for upgrading existing facilities and services as well as creating new parks and facilities. It will also help to steer the phasing, timing and funding options for upcoming projects, programs and services.  

For more information go to ncprd.com and click on 2012 Master Plan.

For questions regarding the Master Plan process, call Fiona Gwozdz at 503-742-4352 or email fgwozdz@clackamas.us.