Thank you for your interest in open space and recreation in the Town of Barnstable.  This survey is meant to get your thoughts on the importance of parks, trails, conservation areas, recreation programs and other opportunities.  The information gathered by this survey will help update the Town’s Open Space and Recreation Plan, last adopted in 2010.   

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1. Do you feel there is a need to preserve additional open space in Barnstable?

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2. Help determine the priorities for land acquisition. Rank, in order of importance to you, how Barnstable should invest its resources. One (1) is the top priority, five (5) is the lowest priority.

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3. How frequently do you visit the following open space and recreation facilities in Barnstable?

  Frequently
(1 time a week or more)
Sometimes
(1-2 times a month)
Rarely
(less than 5 times a year)
Sports Areas (sports fields, golf courses, tennis courts)
Natural Open Spaces / Trails
Parks
Waterfront Areas
Indoor Recreation Facilities

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4. Choose up to three activities that you most often participate in within the Town of Barnstable. If you frequently participate in activities that are not on the list, include them in 'Other'.

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5. Choose up to three activities you would LIKE to do most. Assume facilities are available and you have the time, money and transportation to do whichever three activities you want.

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6. Help determine the priorities for improving the recreation system. Rank, in order of importance to you, how Barnstable should invest its resources. One (1) is the top priority, three (3) is the lowest priority.

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7. Are you satisfied with the Town places/facilities for children under the age of 18 to play and recreate?

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8. Are you satisfied with the Town places / facilities for adults to play and recreate?

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9. Are you satisfied with the general condition of the Town recreation facilities you or your family use?

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10. Barnstable should prioritize the development of what types of trails or pathways? (Choose all that apply)

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11. If you seldom use or do not currently use pathways or trails in Barnstable, what are your primary reasons (Choose your top 2 choices)

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12. Have any household members used recreational programs provided by the Town in the last year? Enter the number of people in each age group that participated.

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13. Which one of the following statements best describes how you feel recreation programs provided by the Town should be funded? (Choose one)

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