SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains Parks and Recreation is in the process of building a master plan to help guide the development of parks spaces and programming for our residents.

A mailed survey will be sent to a select number of households in our community, but residents who want to participate can provide feedback by visiting

Questions include:

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  • How would you rate the physical condition of the parks and recreation facilities you have visited in Scotch Plains?
  • Have you or (or those who live with you) used recreation programs offered by Scotch Pains in the past year?
  • What upgrades or additions you would like to see at existing parks in Scotch Plains?

"The Recreation Commission recognizes that they are tasked with creating a plan reflective of the community, not just the commissioners' ideas," said Parks & Recreation Director DJ Salvante. "This is an opportunity for park users to give their input and determine the way that parks and recreation should go,"

There is no deadline set at this point, but residents can expect the survey to be available for the next 60-90 days. Later, there will be public meetings with stakeholder groups.

After completing the survey, respondents can visit the township's Mind Mixer site and stay a part of the conversation as we go through our master plan building process. The site serves to provide information about the project, gives residents an opportunity to input their ideas, spurs conversation, creates collaboration, and responds to web surveys and instant polls as the Parks and Recreation Dept. works to develop an overall plan. Visit is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily local news source. Sign up for our free daily eNewsletter and “Like” us on Facebook and Twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.'s Grand Re-Opening Marketing specials provide local businesses with social media marketing, content marketing, and brand awareness as well as the flexibility to market in neighboring towns. To find out more, click here.