Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Westland seeking public input as Recreation Master Plan is upgraded

     The opinions of city residents will be a major consideration in the updated Parks and Recreation Master Plan, according to city officials.
“We would greatly appreciate all of our residents to take the time out to complete this parks and recreation survey,” commented Kyle Mulligan, director of Parks and Recreation for the city. “The survey aims to get a more comprehensive understanding of the types of recreational amenities Westland residents currently utilize and where they would most like to see resources deployed for improvements.”

     The department will take the information obtained through the survey into consideration while updating the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, he said.
The process of updating the Parks and Recreation Master Plan is currently under way and Mulligan said the survey is an effort to better serve the community and gauge the interests of residents. The survey is focused on the recreational wants and needs of Westland residents, according to a prepared statement. Residents can take the online survey on the homepage  Hard copies of the survey can also be retrieved from and submitted at: Westland City Hall, 36300 Warren Road; Jefferson Barnes Community Vitality Center, 32150 Dorsey St.; The Friendship Center, 1119 Newburgh Road and the William P. Faust Westland Public Library, 6123 Central City Parkway.
     The survey is only 12 questions and gives residents a voice in the planning process of improving the city parks and recreational amenities. For questions, contact Mulligan at
     Officials are also seeking applicants to fill vacant positions on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Council (PRAC).  The PRAC is a seven-member board that is appointed by the mayor and confirmed by members of the city council.  The PRAC reviews plans and specifications for work undertaken in city parks and volunteers for programs provided by the recreation department.  The board members also advise the administration regarding parks and recreation strategies.  Meetings take place at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Westland City Hall. 
The primary purpose of the PRAC is to provide advice from a citizen perspective.Interested applicants can submit an application through the city website or send a resume to Mayor William R. Wild at