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Friday last day to comment on park & recreation master plan

Superior Park & Recreation master plan: Survey available

 

September 29, 2022



Superior residents are being asked to provide their input through a community wide survey that is available online until Friday. Hard copies of the survey can be picked up at the city offices or library and can be dropped off at the city office.

The questions in the survey resulted from community input gathered during the April Focus Groups at the Crest Theater, the June Open House at the Superior Estates Winery, and the July Concepts Reveal at the Nuckolls County Museum. The survey asks residents about their preferences for improving both Lincoln and City Park as well as how they would prioritize paying for a variety of quality-of-life projects in Superior.

This survey is the next step of the city’s process to create a ten-year park and recreation master plan (Plan) that will guide decisions involving the purchase, construction and maintenance of park and recreation facilities. In addition to capital projects, the plan will also consider the community’s desire for recreational activities and other quality of life amenities.

On July 7, approximately 30 residents attended a concept reveal open house held at the Nuckolls County Museum. Landscape designers from Olsson of Lincoln hosted the workshop and asked attendants to comment on their proposed master play layouts and improvements for Lincoln and City Park. Open house attendees were given the opportunity to show their support for or against proposed park improvements. The community survey will assist with determining whether the preferences of the open house attendants represent those of the entire community.

A community presentation has been scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Superior. The time and location of the presentation will follow next week.

On March 10, 2020, Superior’s registered voters approved a 1.5 percent sales tax with a portion of that sales tax going to fund community, recreational, and quality of life improvements. The purpose of the Plan is to determine what those projects will be and how they will be funded over the next ten years.

The master plan is being created under the direction of Five Rule Rural Planning of Kearney working with civil and landscape designers from Olsson Associates of Grand Island and Lincoln. In the Fall of 2021, the city engaged with Five Rule to complete the plan. This planning project was made possible by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) awarded to the City of Superior by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development in the Fall of 2020.

 

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