The Town of Okotoks is asking locals what they'd like to see on a soon-to-be-developed 28-acre parcel of land.

Iitopatopa Park is soon to be developed with a budget of $1.5 million, and the town has opened to survey to gauge what Okotokians would most like to see there.

Formerly known as the Riverfront lands or the bible camp, Iitopatopa was named after a recommendation from Piikani Elder Shirlee Crow Shoe (Misamiinisikim).

It means "a place where we return often," and the town is hoping that'll be the case once it's reopened to the public.

The survey, which is open now and will be until August 12, has a few options including a nine-hole disc golf course, a playground, as well as a skating path and snowshoe trails.

Parks technician, landscape design and construction, Bridget Couban, says we're likely to see several amenities at the park over time, the goal of the survey is to determine what people want to prioritize.

"It is our hope and intent to provide them eventually at that park, it's just a timing thing. We're looking for input on what people want to see first."

Construction will be phased over 2023 and 2024, with the park hopefully partially opened sometime in 2023.

The survey can be found here.