The City of Corning is preparing to apply for grants to shape the facilities and appearance of its parks in the coming years.
The first step of the strategy is a brief survey the city has been encouraging the public to complete about what they envision their parks to be in the near future.
“In order to get grants, federal and state grants, you need to have a plan that you can point to that shows that you have a broad vision for the future,” Kate Paterson, (D) Councilwoman for the 2nd Ward and Chairwoman of the Parks Improvement Committee, said. “That’s really the reason we want to get this going, the strategy is that we can go up for grants.”
Paterson said dog parks have been a topic in the feedback they’ve received thus far in regards to parks.
“Dog parks are definitely being talked about and it is just one possibility for the future,” Paterson said. “I think that’s a strong one, we get a lot of people talking about that.”
The deadline to complete the survey is Aug. 31, 2019.
Following the surveys, the city will plan on applying for grants to make the changes the public wants to see in their parks.
Complete the short survey by clicking here.