5-Year Parks & Recreation Master Plan Survey

Allendale Charter Township is currently conducting a comprehensive planning process to develop a master plan for its parks and recreation system. The master plan is used as an overall guide to the development and operation of the Township’s parks and recreational facilities. A crucial component of the process is obtaining and integrating input from you, the patrons of the system. Your input helps us decide how to most prudently allocate our resources. If you are interested in sharing your feedback with us, please answer our brief survey.

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* 1. A little about you:

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* 2. How long have you lived in Allendale Charter Township?

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* 3. In what ZIP code do you reside?

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* 4. Do you have children under the age of 18?

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* 5. How many children, by age, live in your household?

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* 6. Is there anyone living with you who are  elderly, disabled,  or with  special needs?

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* 7. How often do you visit the following recreation facilities? (See

  None Once every six months Once a month Twice a month Once a week or more
Allendale Community Park (located at 68th St. & M-45)
K-12 school recreation facilities
GVSU recreation facilities
Ottawa County Parks Facilities
Other recreation facilities

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* 8. What activities do you do most at Allendale Community Park?

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* 9. How supportive are you of Allendale Charter Township creating a  connected system of non-motorized paths  throughout Allendale Township?

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* 10. How supportive are you of Allendale Charter Township purchasing land to be able to expand recreational opportunities?

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* 11. Why do you visit parks in general? Check all that apply:

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* 12. How safe do you feel at these parks?

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* 13. Overall, how satisfied are you with the parks system?

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* 14. How satisfied are you with the following items related to Allendale Charter Township owned Parks & recreation facilities?

  Very Satisfied  Satisfied Neutral Dissatisfied Very Dissatisfied
Close to home
Beauty & Aesthetics
Cleanliness
Size
Handicapped Access
Type of Facilities
Conditions of Facilities

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* 15. How satisfied are you with the availability of the recreation opportunities at Allendale Charter Township owned Parks Facilities?

  Very Satisfied Satisfied Neutral Dissatisfied Very Dissatisfied
Opportunities for children
Opportunities for persons with disabilities
Opportunities for seniors
Opportunities for adults
Opportunities for teens

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* 16. Of the following, please check the items that may  prevent  you from visiting and using a Allendale Charter Township owned parks facility:

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* 17. I would use Allendale Charter Township Parks more if more of the following were available.

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* 18. Please rate the quality of maintenance at Allendale Charter Township owned Parks and facilities you use.

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* 19. What type of additional parks/facilities or open space do you think is most needed in Allendale Charter Township? Where should it be located?

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* 20. When considering priorities for the next five years for Allendale Charter Township Parks & Recreation, how important to are the each of the following?

  Extremely Important Important Neutral Not Important N/A
Provide non-motorized trails to connect all neighborhoods with parks, schools and the region trail system.
Increase Opportunities to access rivers/waterways
Land Purchase for future park development
Township owned Aquatic and Fitness Center
Provide more passive recreation opportunities (picnicking, bird watching, nature trails)
Provide more active recreation or sports (athletic fields, basketball, tennis, pickleball)

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* 21. How important to you is preservation and access to the following natural and cultural resources within Allendale Charter Township owned parks?

  Extremely Important Important Neutral Not Important N/A
Rivers Streams Lake
Forests
Scenic Views
Wetlands
Grasslands/Meadows
Farmland/Agricultural Activities

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* 22. As the system of pedestrian pathways and sidewalks are developed, how important to are the following connections?

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Neighborhoods to the regional trail system
Neighborhoods to Grand Valley State University
Neighborhoods to the downtown, city center, commercial retail destinations
Neighborhoods to Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods to Adjacent Communities
Neighborhoods to major employers

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* 23. How well do you think Allendale Charter Township communicates to you about parks and recreation facilities and opportunities?

Poorly Neutral Very Well
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* 24. Would/How do you prefer to be contacted about activities and services offered by the Parks and Recreation department? Check those that you use (provide email if you want to receive updates).

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* 25. If you have anything you'd like to add that we haven't touched on, please include your thoughts and ideas below.

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