Our city government touches many aspects of our daily lives. Our Parks and Recreation is another area where your local elected officials have an impact on daily resources and activities.
We recently launched a Parks & Rec survey in English and Spanish and received an overwhelming response from Sandy Springs residents of diverse backgrounds. We thank everyone for providing feedback. Our goal is to learn more from you, the community, about how the services and activities offered by our Parks & Rec Department can be more inclusive of everyone.
What’s missing? What can be improved upon? How can we have more people using our parks and what kind of new parks and programs are needed?
The survey was developed in conjunction with the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Task Force’s Parks and Rec sub-committee.
The results of the survey will be presented at the October D&I meeting scheduled for Oct. 12 at 6PM. Join us to watch it live on the city’s website.
- Click here to watch live
The city has a Parks and Rec Master Plan which was approved in Feb. 2019. The purpose of the Diversity and Inclusion Task force is to learn, from members of our community, how the city can be more inclusive of our diverse population in its plans for programming and accessibility to our parks and recreation.
Our Parks and Rec facilities are city-owned and city-run facilities. Here are a few of the activities we have:
- Hammond Park offers tennis courts, basketball courts, a gymnasium and much more
- Several walking paths such as Abernathy Greenway, Big Trees Forest Preserve, Path 400 and Lost Corners
- Allen Road Park for basketball courts
- Overlook Park for children’s playgrounds, pavilions and a boat dock for kayak & canoe rentals
- Summer camp programs
While these programs and services are a good start, we hope that the survey will give us more ideas to implement in the future. Our parks and rec facilities are funded and built for you, so your feedback helps ensure that you have access to the best resources and services available.
We hope you’ll join us on Oct. 12, as we present the findings of this important survey about Sandy Springs parks and recreation usage, access and ways that we, as a community, can continue to improve.