Greene’s Recreational Survey

By. Brent Wilson, Field Officer

Stephanie Golon

On Tuesday evening, Greene County’s Deputy Planning Director, Stephanie Golon, presented the Board of Supervisors a survey that the county will be conducting through the end of the year to see what recreational amenities citizens want.

Golon outlined the objective benefits of recreational activities. Increased property values and job creation were cited as a byproduct of improved activities. Physical activity often leads to improved health, and parks add to open space which conserve habitats and protects air and water quality. Finally, Golon suggested more recreational activities brings the community together.

She also pointed out comments from Ruckerville Area Plan related to recreation that included the need for……

  1. Recreation center
  2. Bike trails
  3. Partner with YMCA
  4. Senior programs

The current plan is to provide an unscientific survey to Greene citizens through the end of the year and present those results to the Supervisors in early January, 2020. An open house, in either late February or early March, 2020 will follow.

Golon is looking for more volunteers to help on this committee including high school students in order to get their input on what they want to see in Greene County.

Brent Wilson is the Greene County Field Officer for the Free Enterprise Forum a privately funded public policy organization.  The Free Enterprise Forum Field Officer program is funded by a generous grant from the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR) and by readers like you.  To support this important work please donate online

Photo Credit: Greene County

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