More than 800 people completed The City of Harrison Recreation Improvement Survey in March. A committee is analyzing the results to understand what recreational amenities are considered most important to the community.
The Recreation Improvement Committee will draft a plan for physical improvements of recreational amenities at Harrison Community Center (300 George Street). During the past 10 years, the City has collected more than $800,000 in the Community Recreation Fund. Half the money has been collected from homebuilders. The other half has been matched with City funds over the same period.
Survey respondents were shown a menu of 14 items that qualify for use of the funds, and asked to rank at least their top five choices. The items receiving the highest weighted scores (in order) were 1. New Restrooms 2. Splash pad 3. Updated or new ballfields 4. Additional Walking Trails 5. Updated Skate Park.
The Community Center has a .75-mile paved walking trail and StoryWalk, skate park, basketball courts, restrooms, garden, three picnic shelters, a dog park, playground, pickleball and tennis courts, and baseball / softball fields.
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The Recreation Improvement Committee is chaired by Councilman Tony Egner. A full list of committees is provided at this link.