Palos Heights Park Survey

Palos Heights is developing a long range plan for our park and recreation facilities and we need your help! Please take a few minutes to complete this survey so that we can better meet your needs.

* 1. How would you rate your satisfaction with the maintenance of parks in Palos Heights?

* 2. Where should Palos Heights focus our parks and recreation efforts? Please rate each of the following roles (check 1-5 for each statement):

  1. Not at all Important 2. Not Very Important 3. Neutral/ Not Sure 4. Somewhat Important 5. Very Important
Keeping Parks well-maintained
Hosting community events/entertainment
Providing youth with positive ways to fill their free time (example: camps)
Providing high quality indoor recreational facilities
Providing high quality sports fields
Providing recreational programs for all ages
Other important focus areas

* 3. How often do you or your family use the Palos Heights Community Pool in season?

* 4. How often do you or your family use the following park facilities? (please check one frequency circle for each facility)

  Two or more times a month Once a month One or two times a year Never
Community Park
Palmer Park
Pasarelli Park
Crawford Park
Meyers Park
Walsh-Westgate Park
Veteran's Playlot

* 5. How often do you or your family use the following facilities? (please check one frequency circle for each facility)

  Two or more times a month Once a month One or two times a year Never
Lake Katherine
Cal Sag Trail
Recreation Center

* 6. If you seldom use or do not use parks in Palos Heights, what are your reasons?

* 7. If you or your family has participated in any one of the following youth or adult activities or programs, please rate your satisfaction.

  Excellent Good Satisfactory Not very good Inadequate N/A
Before/after school programs
Summer camps
Dance
Early childhood programs
Fine Arts
My Time to Shine Musical Theater
Youth athletic
Adult athletic
Teen Trips
Group Fitness
Active Aging
Adult programs
Other

* 8. What other recreational activities or programs would you or your family participate in if offered in Palos Heights?

* 9. Please rank your interest in having the following public facilities in Palos Heights? (top 3, with 1 being your top choice)

* 10. Identify your top priority for improving open space, parks and recreation in Palos Heights.

* 11. Which activities have you or your family done in the past 2 years? For each activity you participate in, please check the box that most closely represents how often you participate in each activity.

  Several Times a Week Once per Week Less than once/month A few times a year Never
Baseball/softball
T-Ball
Basketball
Bicycling
Dog walking
Festivals, Fairs
Fishing
Gardening
Golf
Gymnasium activities
Jogging/Running
Walking for exercise
Waling for pleasure
Rollerblading
Pickleball
Picnicking
Playground (visit/play)
Skateboarding
Outdoor Soccer
Indoor Soccer
Swimming (pool)
Tennis
Volleyball
Youth Camps
Group Trips

* 12. What is your age?

* 13. Male or Female?

* 14. How many people are in your household?

* 15. In what area of Palos Heights do you live?

* 16. How can the Palos Heights Parks and Recreation Department improve communication with residents? (choose all that apply)

* 17. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about parks and recreation in Palos Heights?

* 18. If you would like a copy of the survey results, or to stay informed about parks and recreational activities in Palos Heights, please provide your e-mail address.

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