Medway Community Survey - Parks, Athletic Field, and Open Space Master Plan

 
The Town of Medway is in the process of developing a Parks, Athletic Field, and Open Space Master Plan. The Town is seeking your input as a member of the Medway community to provide valuable insight and feedback as it relates to your needs, perception, and opinion regarding parks, athletic fields, and open spaces in the Town. Please answer the following questions to the extent possible. Your time in completing this survey is very much appreciated. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Public Services at 508-533-3275. Thank you


1. What age demographic do you fall into?
2. How long have you lived in Medway?
3. How many people live in your househould?
4. How many children (under the age of 18) are currently living in your household?
5. Do you or your family currently use parks, open spaces, or athletic facilities with the Town of Medway?
6. Please indicate how often you or members of your family use the following types of facilities.
OftenSomewhat OftenRarelyNever
Open Space Parks (e.g. Village Street war memorials)
Trails (walking, hiking, biking, etc.)
Athletic Fields
Hard Court Spaces (tennis, basketball, etc.)
Surface Water (Choate Pond, Charles River, etc.)
7. What parks, athletic fields, or open spaces do you currently visit or use the most? (Check all that apply)
8. Which of the following types of parks, athletic fields, and open spaces would you like to see improved or developed in the Town of Medway?
9. If you or your family members use any of the parks, open spaces or athletic facilties within the Town of Medway, please indicate what method of transportation is used to get to these facilities.
10. In your opinion, how statisfield are you with the QUANTITY of parks, open spaces and athletic facilities within the Town of Medway
11. If you indicated Unsatisfied or Very Unsatisfied to the previous question, please indicate what type(s) of additional facilities you feel are required.
12. In your opinion, what do you feel is the general CONDITION of parks, open space and athletic facilities within the Town of Medway?
13. If you indicated Poor Condition or Very Poor Condition to the previous question, please indicate what aspect(s) of the facilities need improvement.
14. What organized athletic activities, if any, do you or your family members participate in? (Check all that apply)
15. What source of communication/media would you prefer to use to find our about events and opportunities related to parks, athletic fields and open spaces in the Town of Medway? (Check all that apply)
16. For each of the following resources, please indicate if you or your family members have utilized them in the past year:
YesNo
Idylbrook Park
Oakland Street Park
Choate Park
Deerfield Street Pond
North Street Playground
Partridge Street Playground
Village Street Park #1
Village Street Park #2
Village Street Amphitheatre
Upper Charles Trail
High School Field Trail
Choate to High School Trail
Choate Pond Trial
Idylbrook Park Trial
Deerfield Street Pond Trail
Village Street Amphitheatre Trial
High School Athletic Fields
High School Tennis Courts
High School Track
Middle School Athletic Fields
Middle School Tennis Court
Middle School Track
Memorial Elementary School Fields
McGovern Elementary School Fields
Idylbrook Park Fields
Oakland Street Park Fields
Cassidy Fields
17. If you, or your family OCCASIONALLY or RARELY use the Town's parks, open spaces or athletic facilities, please indicate the reason why.
18. Do you feel that there are certain neighborhoods that do not provide an adequate quantity of open spaces? If so, please indicate the neighborhood or general area below.
19. What category or type of park, open space or athletic facility do you feel would attract the most use?
20. Do you feel that the Town of Medway's parks, open spaces and athletic facilities are lacking in amenities?
21. If you answered "Yes" to the above question, please indicate what additional amenities you feel are required. (Check all that apply)
22. Do you think the following groups have sufficient recreational opportunities in the Town of Medway?
YesNoDon't Know
Toddlers (1 - 3)
School Age Children (4 - 12)
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young Adults (19 - 30)
Adults (30 - 70)
Elders (70+)
Children with Disabilities
Adults with Disabilities
23. In general, what is your perception of the ADEQUACY and AVAILABILITY of athletic field in the Town of Medway?
24. In general, what is your perception of the CONDITION and SERVICEABILITY of athletic fields in the Town of Medway?
25. If additional athletic fields were to be developed in the community, where do you think they should be built?
26. One of the ways to improve athletic field condition and availability is through the use of infilled synthetic turf. In general, what is your opinion about the possible installation of a synthetic turf field?
27. One of the ways to extend the use of athletic fields is through the use of athletic field lighting. In general, what is your opinion about the possible installation of athletic lighting at currently unlit facilities?
28. Do you feel that the current maintenance practices of parks, athletic fields and open spaces in the Town of Medway are sufficient?
29. If you answered "No" to the above question, please indicate what maintenance practices you feel are required.
30. Please indicate what three (3) new, improved, or expanded parks, open spaces or recreational facilities you would like to see in the Town of Medway.
31. In your opinion, please rank each objective below:
1 - Very Important2 - Important3 - Somewhat Important4 - Least Important5 - Not Important
Create New Parks / Open Spaces
Create New Athletic Fields
Create or Enhance Recreational Trial Networks (hiking, walking, etc.)
Create or Enhance Playground Facilities
32. Do you feel that the Town of Medway is currently investing enough resources and/or money into its parks, open spaces and athletic fields?
33. Which of the following improvements, if any, do you feel should be a priority in the parks, athletic fields, and open space Master Plan for the Town of Medway?
34. Which of the following resources do you feel should be be improved, expanded, or redeveloped? (Choose 3)
35. What do you feel should be the top three (3) priorities in the development of a Parks, Athletic Fields, and Open Space Master Plan for the Town of Medway?
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