NDSU Extension Service - Burleigh County


Missouri Valley Complex Master Plan

Please complete this online questionnaire and provide feedback on what you would like to see out at the complex:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MVCquestionnaire. (Missouri Valley Complex QR code)A team from the Burleigh County Parks Board, in partnership with the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District is working with the design team of Bartlett & West and Ubl Design Group, has been created to create a master plan to develop the Missouri Valley Complex area.  The purpose of this plan is to review current uses and activities that occur within the complex, analyze possible improvements which could benefit long-term use of the facility and propose an updated master plan that is aligned with the needs of our community.  Please complete this online questionnaire and provide feedback on what you would like to see out at the complex:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MVCquestionnaire

You are welcome to share this questionnaire with others.  Here is the link for the project website:  www.missourivalleycomplexplan.com.  Any questions, additional thoughts or considerations for this project should contact Wendy Van Duyne, Project Manager at Bartlett & West via phone 701-221-8324 or email at Wendy.VanDuyne@BARTWEST.COM.

All are encouraged to fill out this questionnaire regarding the Missouri Valley Complex Master Plan and let them know your thoughts.  Whether it be an outdoor/indoor arena for ag shows, rodeo’s and other such events, a dog park and walking trails, auditorium for presentations, meeting/training rooms, animal rescue/human society, a commercial kitchen for rent, more community garden plots for rent, an indoor pool, horse trails, etc.      

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