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Citizen Input on Parks and Recreation Programming in Hugo

The City of Hugo was at a turning point with respect to providing park and recreation services for its growing population. Construction of the city's new Rice Lake Park and Athletic Complex had placed increased demand on the city's public works staff, and new residents in urbanizing areas of Hugo expected additional park and recreation opportunities in the community. A graduate student in urban planning researched precedents in other cities for creation of a park and recreation department, and conducted surveys and focus groups to gather resident opinions about the need for parks and recreation programming, their desire for additional park and recreation facilities and amenities, and their preferences for how to pay for such improvements. The final report guided the next steps of Hugo's Parks Commission, Parks and Recreation Programming Subcommittee, and City Council with respect to park and recreation facilities and programming in the community.

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