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With summer officially just around the corner, activities in the township's parks are shifting into high gear with children's camps, family movies and our annual concert series. At the same time, our staff is looking farther ahead to make sure that programming and operations for the six parks and more than 450 acres of trails and recreational facilities maintained by the township continue to meet the needs of our community for years to come.

Recently, the township launched efforts that will result in the creation of a Comprehensive Master Plan for our parks. We're beginning this process with an audit of our current facilities and small-group interviews with residents. While we're still in the early stages of this process, we need your help to make sure the vision of the entire community is represented.

There are several ways you can share personal feedback about our parks and what's important to you:

Focus Groups
Join an informal conversation at one of our six focus groups. Focus groups will take place on June 5 and 6 at the township's Administration Offices. Space is limited, so advance registration by Monday, June 4, is required. Visit our website for details or to register. 

Community Visioning Workshops
Mark your calendar now for the first of four community-wide workshops. Participants will discuss ideas, ask questions and break into small groups where we'll dig deeper into plan goals.

Wednesday, June 27
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Columbia Intermediate School Cafeteria

Three additional workshops are planned in September, October and November. View the entire schedule on our website.

Survey
Later this summer, we'll share details about an online survey in which you can share feedback about our parks.  

The township is committed to providing high quality recreational activities for the entire Deerfield community. We hope you'll get involved and help us shape the future of our parks!
 
Zoning Commission to Hear Request for Properties at Old Irwin-Simpson Road

At its next meeting on June 11, the Zoning Commission will review an application to consider a zone change for properties located at the northeast corner of Mason-Montgomery Road and Old Irwin-Simpson Road. The property owner has requested that the township change the zoning of this land from single family residential to neighborhood business.  

A resource guide that outlines the criteria used to make decisions and provides a timeline for this case can be found on  our website Anyone interested in learning more about the application or in providing feedback to the commission is invited to attend the meeting, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Deerfield's Trustee Meeting Room. Comments also can be provided in writing to Sam Hill, the township's planning and zoning director, at shill@deerfieldtwp.com.
  

Summer Movies in the Park Return June 8

The stars will be out in full force in our township parks this summer, both onscreen and off, with the return of our popular Movies in the Park series. The 2018 series launches in Cottell Park on Friday, June 8, with a screening of the film Wonder, starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay.

Wonder is based on the best-selling book of the same name. The film features the story of a young boy with facial differences who inspires an entire community when he enrolls in his local public school for the first time.  

The entire lineup includes:
  • Lego Ninjago: June 22, Cottell Park
  • Cars 3: July 14, Fleckenstein Park
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village: July 27, Landen Deerfield Park
  • Coco: Aug. 10, Cottell Park
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: Aug. 24, Landen Deerfield Park
  • A Wrinkle in Time: Sept. 14, Cottell Park
All movies begin at dark. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets and snacks.

For descriptions, rating advisories and details about each event, visit our website.
  
Calendar Check

Make a note of these upcoming township meetings:
  • Board of Trustees Regular Meeting:  Tuesday, June 5, 6:00 p.m.  
  • Zoning Commission Meeting: Monday, June 11, 6:30 p.m.
  • Deerfield Regional Stormwater Board Meeting: Tuesday, June 12, 6:00 p.m.
  • Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting: Thursday, June 14, 6:30 p.m.
To view details or additional events, visit our website calendar .
  
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