Questions to Ask a Small Town About a Potential Park?
February 15, 2017 10:42pm CST
I live very rural in Scio, OR. I don't live in town but getting involved with the community. There has been talks about putting in a small park in the little town itself and I'd like to interview a few people about how a park would or wouldn't benefit them. Besides the obvious question if it would or wouldn't, do you have ideas of specific questions I can ask? I'll be in town at the cafe the locals go to and would like to ask a few of the friendly folk. I know why a park would benefit; people have a place to be more physically active, those with small homes can have birthday's with family comfortably, kids can play and socialize, property values go up.... Any ideas to formulate questions?
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• Worcester, England
16 Feb 17
I'd say maybe think of questions you may be asked. Like who is going to pay for it and do other services have to be cut back in order for the park to be built. Questions you could ask may be along the lines of what sort of things would you like in the park...a pond/boating lake, a bbq area, a kids playground maybe even a large covered area for bad weather events. In the UK many of these areas are a magnet for teenagers at night so maybe people living close to the area may have some concerns along those lines.
• United States
23 Feb 17
The town is a population of 882 and very rural so don't think there will be an issue with teens but someone did mention it may bring homeless further out of the larger towns. The park area will be smaller so the planning will be interesting how and what will be included.