Welcome to the Alabaster Parks Survey

Dear Resident,

Quality of life for our residents is the mission and purpose of our city. As we have grown, we have become a more diversified community with an array of interests & activities.  It is important for us to hear from you, especially about the areas & programs which impact the majority, as well as the pride in our community. 

Your input is needed regarding parks, recreation programs, and facilities in the City of Alabaster. Even if you do not currently utilize any of our current parks or programs, we still need your input. Please complete this short survey to help guide city leaders in establishing priorities for the future and growth of our community. 

Thank you for taking time to help us serve you. 

Sincerely,
Mayor Marty Handlon
City of Alabaster
(205) 664-6831

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* 1. Please indicate if you or any member of your household has used the following parks in Alabaster.

  Yes No Not aware of this park
Abby Wooley Park
Alabaster Municipal Park
Buck Creek Park
Hero's Park
Limestone Park
Veterans Park
Warrior Park
Willie B. Arrington Park

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* 2. Which of the following ways do you learn about recreation programs and activities in Alabaster? Please check all that apply.

  Currently Prefer
Alabaster Website
Printed signs and flyers at park facilities
Newspaper
Friends and neighbors
Temporary signs
Emails 
Facebook
Other social media outlets such as Twitter, Instagram, etc.
Flyers/newsletters 

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* 3. Please indicate if you or any member of your household has a need/want for each of the Parks and Recreation FACILITIES listed below by checking either "Yes" or "No"

  Yes No
Aerobics/Dance Rooms
Amphitheater/Stage
Archery Range
Banquet/Meeting Rooms
Baseball Fields
Basketball Courts
Bowling Facility
Community Gardens
Concession Stands
Disc Golf Course
Dog Parks
Fishing Facility
Football Fields
Indoor Pool
Mountain Bike Trails
Multipurpose Meeting Rooms
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Pavilions/Picnic Sites
Playgrounds
Racquetball Courts
Recreation Center/Gymnasium
Restroom Buildings
Ropes Course and Zipline
Sand Volleyball Courts
Skateboard Area
Soccer/Lacrosse Multi-Purpose Fields
Softball Fields
Splash Pad
Tennis Courts
Walking and Biking Trails (Paved)
Walking and Hiking Trails (Natural Surface)

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* 4. Please indicate if you or any member of your household has a need/desire for the parks and recreation PROGRAMS listed below by checking "We Currently Use" and/or "Please Add" to the City of Alabaster.

  We Currently Use Please Add
Adult basketball/volleyball programs
After-school programs/out-of-school camps
Art classes (pottery, painting, etc.)
Bicycle lessons and clubs
Community special events (festivals, etc.)
Fitness and wellness programs (Yoga/Tai Chi, etc.)
Gardening classes and events
Golf lessons/clinics
Outdoor programs (nature hikes, etc.)
Performing arts programs
Programs for people with special needs
Recreation/competitive swim team
Running events (5K, 10K, marathons)
Sand volleyball programs
Senior programs and services
Tennis lessons and leagues
Walking/jogging/running clubs
Water fitness programs/lap swimming
Youth baseball/softball programs
Youth basketball/volleyball programs
Youth enrichment programs (clinics and mentoring programs)
Youth fishing classes
Youth football programs
Youth lacrosse programs
Youth learn to swim programs
Youth soccer programs

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* 5. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements.

  Agree Disagree Neutral
Alabaster parks are well distributed throughout the City
Parks provide a way for me and my family to be more physically active
Parks provide a space for positive social interaction for me and my family
Parks in Alabaster make our city a more desirable place to live
I am satisfied with the overall value that my household receives from the parks in the City of Alabaster
I would be willing to volunteer to help improve our parks

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* 6. Do you travel outside of Alabaster city-limits to use other parks and recreation facilities on a regular basis?

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* 7. How do you rate parks and recreation as compared to other priorities in the community such as (schools, infrastructure, public safety, etc.)?

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* 8. During recent stakeholder meetings a number of "dream big" ideas emerged for the future of the parks and recreation system. From the list below, please rank your priorities in order from 1 to 8, with 1 being your highest priority

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* 9. If Alabaster were able to build a large recreation facility, which of the components below would you like to include? (Check all that you want to include)

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* 10. To generate funding to pay for desired improvements, please indicate which revenue source you prefer?

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* 11. How much would you be willing to pay per month per household for a new recreation center/gymnasium facility Alabaster?

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* 12. Would you like to see more multi-use paths connecting parks, businesses, and area attractions?

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