PALM VALLEY — It appears residents of this small city would prefer to see a small piece of open land remain green space, rather than the creation of a fancy park.

But, there’s a donation waiting to build a park on the city-owned lot adjacent to Jack Nicklaus Drive on the southwest side of the city.

Longtime resident Rollins Koppel wants to fund a park in his city. It would be Palm Valley’s first and only official park.

However, a recent survey sent to 677 local residents and returned by 158, appears to show residents of the city and immediate area near the proposed park would rather it remain what it is — green belt or a bird and butterfly area.

City Parks and Recreation Committee chair John Topp reported findings of the survey to the City Council last night prior to the vote.

“The purpose of the survey was to find out what they wanted to do with the property,” Topp said of the residents.

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