Welcome to Homestead Township's Parks and Recreation Survey

Homestead Township is in the process of preparing a Five-Year Parks and Recreation Plan. The information from this survey will be used by the Township to prepare the plan and establish priorities. Your input will help shape the future of Homestead's parks and recreation facilities. This survey is confidential, and we do not ask any names or addresses. The deadline for completing this survey is January 19, 2017. Thank you for taking the time to help improve Homestead Township's recreation system!

* 1. About how long have you lived in Homestead Township?

* 2. Please select, by age, the number of the individuals currently living in your household:

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Under 5 years of age
5-9 years of age
10-14 years of age
15-19 years of age
20-24 years of age
25-34 years of age
35-44 years of age
45-54 years of age
55-64 years of age
65+ years of age

* 3. How often do you use the recreation facilities in Homestead Township?

* 4. Which type of activities do you regularly use recreational parks and facilities for?

  At least once a week A few times a month Once a month Several times a year Less than once a year Not at all
Running, hiking, and walking
Boating 
Camping 
Biking
Fishing
Organized Sports
Unorganized outdoor activities

* 5. Please identify which outdoor parks and/or recreation facilities that you or a member of your household uses, and how often.

  At least once a week A few times a month Once a month Several times a year Less than once a year Not at all
Homestead Township Recreation Park
Veteran's Memorial State Forest Campground
Platte River State Forest Campground
Sunnywoods Motel and Campground
Cheneniah Bible Camp
Champion Hill Farms Golf Course
Maley Park - Within Honor 
Memorial Park - Within Honor
Platte River Elementary School

* 6. Please identify which trails that you or a member of your household uses, and how often.

  At least once a week A few times a month Once a month  Several times a year Less than once a year Not at all
Platte River Snowmobile Trail
Platte Springs Pathway
Betsie Valley Trail
Platte River Water Trail

* 7. As a resident of Homestead Township, how would your rate the following Homestead facilities?

  Excellent Good Fair Poor  I don't know
Amount and size of parks
Variety of public facilities
Organized recreation programs available to the public
Connect-ability to and between parks 
Festivals and cultural events

* 8. As a resident of Homestead Township, what prevents you from using the recreation facilities?

* 9. Indicate which of the following recreation facilities and activities Homestead Township should plan for and/or develop further:

  High Priority Medium Priority Low Priority Not Needed
Reserve or purchase property for future parks and recreation areas
Existing pathways
Parks
Playgrounds
Picnic areas and pavilion shelters
Non-motorized trails
Splash Pad
Disc Golf Course
Volleyball courts
Soccer Fields
Tennis Courts
Basketball Courts
Baseball Fields
Fitness Areas
Swimming Pool
Dog Park
Canoe/Kayak Launches
Community Gardens
Cultural events/public art
Cross Country Skiing
Snowshoeing

* 10. Please identify how well the parks and facilities in Homestead Township are maintained:

  Extremely well Very well Moderately well Slightly well Not well at all I don't know
Homestead Township Recreation Park
Veteran's Memorial State Forest Campground
Platte River State Forest Campground
Sunnywoods Motel and Campground
Cheneniah Bible Camp
Champion Hill Farms Golf Course
Maley Park - Within Honor
Memorial Park - Within Honor
Platte River Elementary School

* 11. How easy is it for people who are disabled, elderly, or others with restricted mobility to access the parks in Homestead Township?

* 12. Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the following statements:

  Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree
Homestead Township should support the development of trails that connect with other adjacent parks.
Parks and recreation facilities and services are important to our community and worthy of taxpayer support.
Homestead Township should make improvements to the existing parks and recreational facilities. 
Homestead Township should continue additional land acquisition to provide greater access to the Platte River.

* 13. Please indicate your Zip code:

* 14. Please leave suggestions or comments regarding concerns in Homestead Township not addressed in this survey:

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