At front, Piedra Vista’s Nicole Johnson warms up, Monday with her team prior to softball practice at the Farmington Sports Complex.
At front, Piedra Vista's Nicole Johnson warms up, Monday with her team prior to softball practice at the Farmington Sports Complex. (Jon Austria — The Daily Times)

FARMINGTON — Members of the public will have a chance to hear the preliminary results from the survey work conducted for the City of Farmington's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department master plan on Thursday.

Representatives from the parks department and members of the consulting firm GreenPlay, LLC, will be presenting information collected from focus groups and public meetings along with mailed and online surveys conducted for the first master plan dedicated to the city of Farmington's parks, open space, recreation and cultural provisions.

Cory Styron, the director of the parks and recreation department, said he was interested to hear what residents think about the department and what amenities or projects they would like in the community.

"I think it's a really great opportunity for the citizens of Farmington to communicate with the city of Farmington on the quality of life and prioritize what we need to be doing and focusing on how to get that job done," Styron said.

The parks and recreation department and the consulting firm have been gathering information since October 2013 from public meetings and focus groups along with a website which was setup for residents to share their opinions on what the master plan's focus should be.

Information collected will help guide the development of the master plan by identifying specific priorities for the parks and recreation department to focus on for the next five to 15 years.

The Thursday meeting will include up-to-date results from GreenPlay on areas including demographics of people surveyed, key issues and preliminary recommendations.

Styron said he hasn't seen the results from the surveys but he wants to make sure the department didn't miss any areas of concern. He said the meeting will provide another chance for input.

"The intent is to verify what they heard," Styron said. "We may have missed an entire component of the community."

IF YOU GO:
What: City of Farmington, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs master plan survey results meeting
When: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday
Where: Farmington Museum & Visitors Center at Gateway Park, 3041 East Main St. in Farmington
More info: For more information, call 505-599-1197

Joshua Kellogg covers education for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627 or jkellogg@daily-times.com. Follow him on Twitter @jkelloggdt.