Public input sought at rec master plan meeting

DEARBORN – The public is invited to comment on a proposed recreation master plan that will help determine the direction of recreational opportunities in Dearborn for the next five years during a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave.

The meeting, hosted by the Recreation Commission, will be inside Studio A.

The proposal plan helps determine the most effective and efficient methods of improving existing facilities, programs and properties. It also looks beyond the opportunities that currently exist.

While a recreation master plan can assist the community in determining its long-range goals and needs, it could also help qualify Dearborn for recreation grants administered through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, officials said.

The proposed master plan includes a community description, an overview of the administrative structure of the Recreation Department, an inventory of existing recreational facilities, a needs assessment, an action plan taking into account today’s fiscal realities and recommended goals for the next five years.

Copies of the proposed master plan are available online at and for review at the following locations during normal office hours at City Hall, 13615 Michigan Ave., in the City Plan Office, City Council Office and City Clerk’s Office; the Recreation Department, 15801 Michigan Ave.; and Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave.

To submit comments regarding the draft recreation master plan, send written statements by Sept 13 to the Recreation Department, 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn MI, 48126.