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Parks, Trails, Preserves & Recreation - Resident Survey

posted Dec 7, 2020, 7:46 AM by Town of Ithaca

The Town of Ithaca needs your help! How do you use the Town’s existing parks, trails and preserves? Do you participate in any local recreation programs? What would you like our parks, trails and preserves to look like in the future? Did you know we have a community garden on west hill or approximately 215 acres of preserves?

The Town of Ithaca is updating our Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan that was adopted in 1997. The Town is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all residents through an array of wholesome recreational activities that encourage connections to land and nature and that promote health and fitness.

The Town has great pride for its trails, parks and preserves. It desires to revisit what recreational amenities to develop over the next several years. Our goal is to develop a network of trails and to introduce targeted and strategic new recreational initiatives. Planning is the necessary first step in this process so that the potential benefits of its parks, trails, preserves and recreational resources might be fully realized.

We would like to encourage all Town of Ithaca residents and other users of Town recreation facilities to complete an online survey at the following link:

 Recreation Survey

Let us know how you use our current amenities and what you hope might be available in the future. Your collective answers will help guide the Town on updating the plan.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Feel free to forward this to others in the Town.



Michael Smith

Senior Planner

Town of Ithaca