Return Delaney Property survey |

Return Delaney Property survey

Dear Editor,

The town of Carbondale Parks and Recreation Commission is asking for your input on a game plan to develop the town’s first community park, the 33-acre Delaney property located just 1/4 mile north of downtown.

This week a citizen survey has been sent to 3,213 Carbondale households asking local residents what type and how much recreational development should occur on the Delaney property.

Should the property be left as natural open space? Should it include an environmental center, interpretive educational displays, nature trails and paths?

Should there be softball and soccer fields, volleyball, horseshoe, shuffleboard courts, picnic pavilions and a playground?

Should there be a community garden, sculpture garden, water amenities, a swing bridge, or a small pond stocked with fish?

Should a small amphitheater or bandstand be considered for future outdoor performing arts concerts in the park?

This park will soon become the largest public space in the town of Carbondale, and the recreation department wants you to be involved in every way possible to ensure that this park is designed with help from citizens of the community.

Please take five minutes to fill out the survey mailed to you and return it to Carbondale Town Hall by the deadline next Friday, April 26. And if you have never seen the Delaney property site, myself, along with John McCarty, the project park planner and architect, will be giving site tours this Saturday morning, April 20, from 10 a.m. until noon.

We look forward to meeting with many of you, and to hear your ideas regarding this exciting community park development project.

Jeff Jackel

Carbondale Recreation Director

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