Citizens of Belmont: The City of Belmont would like your input on the parks and recreation facilities in our community. This survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. We greatly appreciate your time.

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* 1. What is your gender?

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* 2. What is your age?

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* 3. Counting  yourself, how many people live in your household?

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* 4. How many persons in your household (counting yourself) are:

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* 5. In which of the following leisure activities and recreation programs do you and others in your household participate regularly? (Check all that apply)

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* 6. Which FOUR of the activities and recreation programs listed in Question #5 do you and members of your household participate in the most often? (Please write in the numbers in the space below for your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th choices by using the numbers from the list in question #5 above)

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* 7. Have you or other members of your household participated in any recreation programs offered in by Belmont P&R during the past 12 months?

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* 8. Overall, how would you rate the recreational programs offered by Belmont?

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* 9. Have you or members of your household visited the J. Paul Ford Recreation Center or City Parks in the past year?  (Park/Facility Sites: Belmont Central Elementary, Stowe, Kevin Loftin Riverfront, Davis, Linford, Ebb Gantt, Frady, Reid, Rocky Branch, Rodden)

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* 10. Which park or facility in Belmont do you visit the most often? (Please include the name and/or the location of the park or enter or enter N/A)

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* 11. Overall, how would you rate the physical condition of ALL the parks/ facilities in Belmont you have visited?

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* 12. From the following list, please check ALL the organizations that you and members of your household use within the Belmont area for recreation and parks programs and facilities.

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* 13. Which of the following types of park and recreational facilities in Belmont have you and others in your household visited or used during the past 2 years? (Check all that apply)

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* 14. Which of the parks facilities listed above do you and members of your household USE THE MOST OFTEN? [Please use choices from question 13 above]

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* 15. Do you think that well maintained parks enhanced the property value of surrounding homes?

Adequacy of Facilities Provided by the City of Belmont: In this section, we would like your opinion regarding the adequacy of recreational facilities provided by the City. 

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* 16. Indicate how you perceive the adequacy of the City facilities listed below

  Meets My Needs Available but Inadequate for My Needs Important But Not Available Not Interested/Do Not Utilize No Opinion
Walking/Jogging/Fitness/Bicycle Paths
Playgrounds or Tot Lots
Water access
Soccer fields
Baseball/Softball fields
BMX off road/Mtn. bike trails
Volleyball court
Picnic shelters
Single family picnic sites
Benches/Sitting areas (people watching space)
Open Space
Amphitheater

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* 17. Of the previously mentioned facilities that do not adequately meet your needs, which are most needed in your area?

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* 18. What type of facilities that are not listed above would you like to see added?

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* 19. Thinking about the area in which you live, do you think that your area has adequate facilities compared to other areas in the City?

Adequacy of Recreation Programs offered by the City of Belmont:
Next, we would like your opinion regarding the adequacy of RECREATION PROGRAMS that are available to you (your child) regardless of where those programs are. Please indicate how you perceive the adequacy of the recreation programs listed below by selecting the appropriate box.

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* 20. Please indicate how you perceive the adequacy of the recreation programs listed below by selecting the appropriate box.

  Meets My Needs Available but Inadequate for My Needs Important But Not Available Not Interested/Do Not Utilize No Opinion
Fitness, mind and body activities
Nature/environmental activities
Outdoor adventure activities
Youth activities
Adult sports
Arts and cultural activities
Dance/step show/cheerleading activities
Summer day camp programs
Open public pools/swim areas
After school activities
Outdoor concert series
Special events/festivals
Open gyms
Child development activities (tutoring, study buddy, computer, gaming, etc.)
Wildlife education activities
Swimming instruction
Pre-Kindergarten activities
Teen activities
Adult activities
Activities or older adults/seniors

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* 21. Are there other recreation programs in which you (your child) would like to participate, but cannot for some reason?

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* 22. If you answered yes to question # 21, what is the most important reason why you do not participate?

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* 23. To which of the following private recreation facilities do you belong?

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* 24. Thinking about the area where you live; do you believe that your area has adequate park and recreation programs?

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* 25. In your opinion, how important is the contribution of parks and recreation to the quality of life in Belmont?

Preferences for Park and Recreation Funding

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* 26. Compared to other priorities for Belmont, how important do you think it is for the City to fund improvements to parks and recreation facilities over the next 10-years?

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* 27. What is your preference in funding park improvements or new recreation and park facilities?

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* 28. Which one of the following statements best describes how you feel park and recreation programs and facilities should be funded? (Please select one)

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* 29. Which one of the following statements best describes how you feel the City should fund maintenance of park and recreation facilities? (Please select one)

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* 30. There are a variety of ways that the City can finance park and recreation facilities, please indicate how you feel about each option listed.

  Strongly Oppose Somewhat Oppose Somewhat Support Strongly Support Don't Know
Increase facility/program fees
Increased non-resident user fees
Property tax assessment (defined time frame)
Special event fees
1/2 cent sales tax (50 cents per $100 spent)
1/4 cent sales tax (25 cents per $100 spent)
1/8 cent sales tax (12.5 cents per $100 spent)

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* 31. Several improvements could be made to existing Belmont park facilities. For each improvement, please indicate whether you think it is very important, somewhat important, or not important for the City to address and improve?

  Very Important Somewhat Important Not Important Don't know
Increase the number of parks
Adding gym space
Renovating existing outdoor athletics fields
Renovating playgrounds
Adding an indoor play park
Adding more picnic ares
Adding space to the Ford Center
Walking, jogging, and bicycle trails
Expanding existing parks and open space
Adding swimming pools
Adding other water features such as splash parks
Develop green ways & improve pedestrian travel to/from parks

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* 32. Belmont Parks & Recreation may consider developing and maintaining NEW recreation and parks facilities. For each item listed below, please indicate whether you think it is very important, somewhat important, or not important for us to develop

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Acquire land for future park development
Multipurpose trails (biking/skating/jogging/walking)
Outdoor pools/splash pad
Environmental education/nature facility with interpretive programs
Indoor rec center/ gym with exercise & senior activity center
Handicap accessible playgrounds
Extreme sports park (BMX, skateboarding, in-line skating, etc.)
Additional athletic fields
This concludes the survey. Thank you for your time.
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