» Recreation Plan 2012
The City of Escanaba Recreation Plan is the sixth of a series of specific recreation plans for the City that has been continuously developed over
the last 25 years. The City has developed and submitted approved five-year recreation plans in 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, and 2007. The
Recreation Plan is a completely revised and updated version intended to be used as a guide for park and recreation development through 2012. Although this plan is designed to serve the City of Escanaba, residents
from surrounding areas will undoubtedly use the facilities and opportunities that the City of Escanaba's Recreation Department provides.
This Recreation Plan is designed to provide for the development of recreational activities, programs, and facilities within the City of
Escanaba. The plan should serve useful purposes. It should serve as (1) a source of information, (2) a guide for correcting deficiencies, (3) an indicator of goals and policies, (4) a framework for making decisions,
and (5) a means of stimulating public interest and participation in local community recreation progress.
Special recognition is in order to those who have created and formulated this plan. A sincere appreciation needs to be given to the Recreation Advisory Board and the volunteer citizen committee, whose members
have spent much time, thought, and deliberation on this plan. Recognition is also in order to the City Engineer's Department and the Central Upper Peninsula Planning & Development (CUPPAD) Regional
Commission for their technical assistance and aid in gathering up-to-date community date and for formatting this document.