• BEST IN STATE—Senior Courtney Schoen Lewis was named Best PR Student in Utah. Story

Sky View students to survey N. Logan about park

April 19th, 2013 Posted in Opinion

By Jonathan Larson

NORTH LOGAN – Three Sky View High School students visited the City Council on Wednesday and presented ideas for the development of Meadow View Park. They went to ask for permission to send out a survey in the city newsletter, but their ideas were met with enthusiasm and the group was granted much more.

“We think the park needs to be improved because there is not enough equipment for the kids play on so they have to wait for other kids to stop using the equipment,” said Marvin Martinez, one of the students who made the presentation.

“Currently the park has two adult swings, two children’s swings, two small slides, one picnic table, one drinking fountain, one bench that is far from the playground and one basketball hoop that is part of the parking lot,” said Erika Guadarrama, another student working on the survey.

“To expand the project, we designed a survey for North Logan city residents and we want to see what they would like to see different in the park,” said Lorena Guadarrama, the third student. “We made a website where residents can take the survey and read our proposal.”

Erika Guadarrama said that when the survey was completed, they would present the results to the council and make specific recommendations for improvements.

“We’re trying to put more and more stuff down in there but it sure will be nice to have a survey to see how often people use the park and how close they live to it and things like that,” Councilwoman Nancy Potter said.

Martinez and the Guadarrama sisters were thanked by the council for their time and effort. Then council agreed to allow the URL to be sent out as part of the city newsletter and be available to take at the North Logan Library.

Mayor Lloyd Berentzen said that the city would also put a link to the survey on the city’s website to advertise it and help direct more people to it.

With the help of an engineering graduate student and a professor from the education department at Utah State University, the cost of running the website and the survey is fully funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

The survey is currently available here.

Tags: , , , ,

Sorry, comments for this entry are closed at this time.