Lemont Park District Wants Your Input

Participate in the park district’s community-wide survey before March 15.

Do you work out, swim or play at The CORE or enjoy walking, running or biking on any of the local park district trails? Are you satisfied with the condition of the park district facilities you currently use? What types of facilities do you think are most needed? Would you be in favor of renting Lemont fields to outside groups such as travel leagues?

The Lemont Park District wants to know the answers to those questions and more, via a community-wide survey being conducted through March 15.

The survey is part of a comprehensive community needs assessment that included focus group meetings earlier this year at Centennial Community Center, where residents gathered to voice their opinions and share their thoughts about the future of Lemont Park District.

The meetings were facilitated by the park district’s research partner, the University of St. Francis Solutions Resource Center. 

According to Jack Williams, commissioner and chairperson of the park district’s long term planning committee, the groups provided insight on strengths, challenges and opportunities for the future and shared input into the community survey that is now being administered.

The park district is encouraging all residents to respond to the community survey, which can be completed online at ­­www.lemontparkdistrict.org or www.stfrancis.edu/solutions.

Copies of the survey are also available at the CORE Fitness & Aquatic Complex at 16050 W. 127th St. and service desks at Centennial Community Center at 16028 W. 127th St. or by calling 815-740-3600. A random sample of residents received a copy of the survey in the mail, as well.

Information gathered from the focus groups and data collected in the public survey will be made available in a full report by the Lemont Park District’s educational partner, the University of St. Francis.

Editor’s note: Information for this story was provided in a press release by the Lemont Park District Board of Commissioners.

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