The City of Owensboro Parks and Recreation Master Plan is an effort to plan improvements, resources and priorities for the future of our parks and recreation amenities, programs, and services. Community input is an important part of this process to better understand our residents’ needs and desires concerning parks and recreation. Your feedback will be used to help guide decisions.

A random sampling of residents has been invited to take a survey, and these responses will provide statistically valid results. If you received a postcard in the mail, we encourage you to provide feedback within 10 days. In addition, the Park and Recreation Department invites all residents to provide feedback and input through an open-link survey that will go live early June.

The results of this survey will create a priority blueprint for places we can improve, methods for growing responsibly, and programs and recreational opportunities our community would like to see in Owensboro. Residents will be asked questions regarding the types of improvements they want and what they would like the City to prioritize.

This project is led by Berry Dunn with survey and data work done by RRC Associates.  A total of 7,000 households in the City of Owensboro have been mailed a postcard with instructions on how to complete online, and responses from these residents will comprise the statistically valid sample.  The open-link survey will give all residents an opportunity to provide feedback, and their responses will be included in the final analysis.  While open-link results will be kept separate from the statistically valid responses, these responses will none-the-less provide valuable feedback for the City.

You may call the City of Owensboro Parks and Recreation Department at 270-687-8700 with any questions about the parks and recreation facilities, programs, and services and request a paper copy of the survey to complete if you prefer.

For more information on the Master Plan Survey contact Amanda Rogers, Director of Parks and Recreation at 270-687-8706 or email