* 1. Are you a resident of the City of Portage?

* 2. What is your gender?

* 3. What are the age ranges of you and members of your household?

* 4. Have you or members of your household visited a City of Portage park during the past 12 months?

* 5. How important are each of the following recreational facilities to you or members of your household?

  Very Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Walking / jogging
Nature trail
Biking
Playground
Picnicking
Baseball/softball
Tennis
Swimming
Boating
Ice skating
Sledding
Volleyball
Fishing
Soccer
Disc golf
Golf
In-line skating
Football
Skateboarding
Pickle ball
Basketball
Concessions

* 6. Overall, how would you rate the condition of the City parks you have visited?

  Excellent Good Fair Poor Not Visited
Lexington Green Park
Westfield Park
Haverhill Park
Portage Creek Bicentennial Park
Central Park
Oakland Drive Park
West Lake Nature Preserve
Ramona Park
Lakeview Park
South Westnedge Park
Bishop's Bog Preserve
Schrier Park
Harbors West Park
Millennium Park
Liberty Park
Veterans Memorial Park
Eliason Nature Reserve

* 7. How would you rate the overall quality of the Recreation Programs in which your household participated in?

  Excellent Good Fair Poor Did not participate
New Years Eve Skate
Winter Jamboree
Spring Carnival
Indoor Walking
Art in the Park
Bicycle Safety Camp
Family Fishing Fair
Paddlesports Event
Girls Softball Clinic
Little Lunkers Fish Camp
Kids Sort Sampler
Adult Beach Volleyball
Adult Kickball
Skating / Ski Lessons
Volleyball Camps
Basketball Camps
Peacock Strut
Skateboard Camp
Monster Mash
Youth Tennis Camp
Winter Carnival
Holiday Programs
Football Camp
Music Festival
Lacrosse Clinic
Drama Camp
Park Adventures
Lunch and Learns
Summer Movie Night
Advanced Anglers Fish Camp
Adult Fall Softball
Summer Concerts

* 8. Have you or members of your household participated in any recreation programs offered by the City of Portage during the last 12 months?

* 9. Indicate your opinion with the following to improve the Portage park system.

  Strongly Agree Agree No Opinion Disagree Strongly Disagree
Redevelop/upgrade existing parks to support a broader range of activities
Acquire land for future parks and open space
Focus effort on better maintenance of existing facilities
Develop additional non-motorized trails
Provide additional recreational programs and activities
No additional parks or changes to current facilities

* 10. What public/private recreational facilities outside of the City of Portage have you or members of your household used during the last 12 months? (mark all that apply)

* 11. What are recreation facilities you would MOST LIKE TO SEE more of or added in the city to meet the needs of the members of your household? (select multiple)

* 12. What recreation programs does your household have a NEED for? (select multiple)

* 13. What are reasons preventing you or members of your household from using parks, recreational facilities or programs more often?  (select multiple)

* 14. Rank the benefits of parks, trails, and programs that are important to your household.

  Very Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Make Portage a desirable place to live
Improve physical health and fitness
Preserve open space and environmental features
Improve mental health and reduce stress
Develop and improve youth social skills and self-image
Increase property values
Attract new residents and businesses
Help reduce crime

* 15. How important is to you that the City provide quality recreation programs, events and services to citizens?

* 16. Rank in order of priority parks and recreation services on which the city should focus for the next five (5) years.

* 17. How frequently do you use concessions or bring food to park facilities?

* 18. Would you visit a park more frequently if coffee / breakfast or lunch in a cafe setting was available?

* 19. How would you rank the appearance, maintenance and cleanliness of existing facilities?

  Excellent Good Fair Poor Have not visited this park
Lexington Green Park
Westfield Park
Haverhill Park
Portage Creek Bicentennial Park
Central Park
Oakland Drive Park
West Lake Nature Preserve
Ramona Park
Lakeview Park
South Westnedge Park
Bishop’s Bog Preserve
Schrier Park
Harbors West Park
Millennium Park
Liberty Park
Veterans Memorial Park
Eliason Nature Reserve

* 20. Do you think improvements are needed in any of the following areas regarding park facility maintenance?

  Yes No No Opinion
Restrooms appearance/cleanliness
Lighting
Safety
Unsafe equipment
Broken/missing equipment
Barrier free accessibility (parking/paths)
Quality of landscaping
Quality of lawn areas and green space
Beach / waterfront
Tree maintenance
Fence maintenance
Cleanliness of facilities
Graffiti

* 21. What type of community events and festivals would you like to see in Portage?

* 22. Please add any additional comments below.

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