Public encouraged to complete survey regarding City of Waukon Parks and Recreation facilities

The City of Waukon is updating its Parks and Recreation Master Plan. This plan serves to guide the continual improvement of the community’s parks, open space, facilities, and bicycle and pedestrian areas.

As part of that update, the Waukon Park, Recreation and Wellness Department is offering a Parks Master Plan Survey so members of the general public can provide their input into the future of the City of Waukon Parks and Recreation facilities and amenities. The survey takes just a few minutes to complete and asks questions regarding park usage, thoughts on current facilities and programs available, and suggestions for improvements or additions to current facilities or programs, among other items.

The survey is available online and can be accessed at When entering that address, the two circles “0” in its latter portion are the number zero “0” and not the letter “0”. The survey can also be accessed by scanning this QR code at right. A link can also be found on the WaukonParkRec and WaukonWellnessCenter Facebook pages.

Waukon Parks and Recreation Wellness Director Jeremy Strub says the survey is being conducted through MSA Professional Services, the company contracted by the City of Waukon to provide services relating to planning, engineering and market research relating to park and recreation comprehensive planning. Strub said MSA will gather the survey responses over the next several weeks, analyze those responses and compile an initial presentation for the public describing proposed future plans for the City of Waukon Parks and Recreation facilities, including the Waukon City Park and adjacent trail system and campground, softball complex and youth soccer/football fields, among other items.

That public presentation will take into account further input provided by members of the general public in attendance, with MSA then making any necessary revisions before presenting another proposed plan to the public, with that scenario playing out until a consensus is reached regarding future plans. Those public presentation dates will be announced as they become scheduled, with Strub advising that the first presentation will likely take place sometime in February in an effort to wrap up that process by April of this year.

Strub urges everyone in the Waukon community to take the survey and provide as much information as possible. For additional information about the survey, contact Strub at 563-568-0074.