Community Needs

The City of Bedford Parks and Recreation Department would like your input to help determine parks and recreation priorities for our community that can be utilized for the master plan: the Park and Multi-Generational Recreation Center currently known as Bedford Boys Ranch Park – Phase Next. This survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete. We greatly appreciate your time.

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* 1. From the following list, please CHECK ALL of the following ways you learn about recreation programs and activities.

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* 2. Which THREE methods of communication would you MOST PREFER the City to use to communicate with you about recreation programs and activities?

  First Choice Second Choice Third Choice
City Website
Friends of Websites
Materials at Park and Recreation Facilities
Conversations with Park Staff
Splash Radio
Friends and Neighbors
Promotions at Special Events
Temporary Signs at Parks or around City
Smart Phone Application
Emails
Facebook
Instagram
Flyers/newsletter
City Council meetings

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* 3. The items listed below focus on AMENITIES/FACILITIES that may be found in PARKS. For each item, choose the response that best describes, in your opinion, how important or unimportant it would be for the City to construct at BOYS RANCH PARK – PHASE NEXT.  Answer choices include ‘Very Important,’ ‘Important,’ No Opinion,’ ‘Unimportant,’ and ‘Very Unimportant.’

  Very Important Important No Opinion Unimportant Very Unimportant
Outdoor Basketball Courts
Baseball Fields
Softball Fields
Outdoor Family Aquatic Center
Tennis Courts
Pavilions/Picnic Sites
Playgrounds
Restroom Buildings
Special Events Area
Soccer/Lacrosse/Multi-purpose fields
Concession Stands at Athletic Fields
Walking Trails

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* 4. Which FOUR amenities/facilities are MOST IMPORTANT to your household?

  First Choice Second Choice Third Choice Fourth Choice
Outdoor Basketball Courts
Baseball Fields
Softball Fields
Outdoor Family Aquatic Center
Tennis Courts
Pavilions/Picnic Sites
Playgrounds
Restroom Buildings
Special Events Area
Soccer/Lacrosse/Multi-purpose fields
Concession Stands at Athletic Fields
Walking Trails

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* 5. The items listed below focus on FACILITIES that may be found in INDOOR MULTI-GENERATIONAL RECREATION CENTERS.  For each item, choose the response that best describes, in your opinion, how important or unimportant it would be for the City to construct at the new BOYS RANCH PARK MULTI-GENERATIONAL RECREATION CENTER.  Answer choices include ‘Very Important,’ ‘Important,’ No Opinion,’ ‘Unimportant,’ and ‘Very Unimportant.’

  Very Important Important No Opinion Unimportant Very Unimportant
Kiddie Pool
Childcare (babysitting)
Competitive/Lap Swimming Pool
Game rooms (i.e. Pool/Billiards, Foosball, etc.)
Group Exercise Studios (Yoga, Spinning, Pilates, Aerobics, Dance, etc.)
Gymnasium (Indoor Basketball, Volleyball, Pickleball Courts)
Gymnastics Rooms
Indoor Cardio/Weight Training Areas 
Indoor Swimming Facilities 
Indoor Walking/Jogging Tracks 
Meeting Rooms/Multi-Purpose Rooms
Multi-Purpose Recreation/Activity Pool
Racquetball Courts
Lounge
Banquet Hall

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* 6. Which FOUR facilities are MOST IMPORTANT to your household?

  First Choice Second Choice Third Choice Fourth Choice
Kiddie Pool
Childcare (babysitting)
Competitive/Lap Swimming Pool
Game rooms (i.e. Pool/Billiards, Foosball, etc.)
Group Exercise Studios (Yoga, Spinning, Pilates, Aerobics, Dance, etc.)
Gymnasium (Indoor Basketball, Volleyball, Pickleball Courts)
Gymnastics Rooms
Indoor Cardio/Weight Training Areas 
Indoor Swimming Facilities
Indoor Walking/Jogging Tracks
Meeting Rooms/Multi-Purpose Rooms
Multi-Purpose Recreation/Activity Pool
Racquetball Courts
Lounge
Banquet Hall

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* 7. The items listed below focus on PROGRAMS AND SERVICES that may be offered at the BOYS RANCH PARK – PHASE NEXT AND MULTI-GENERATIONAL RECREATION CENTER.  For each item, choose the response that best describes, in your opinion, how important or unimportant it would be for the City to offer at the Boys Ranch Park and Multi-Generational Recreation Center.  Answer choices include ‘Very Important,’ ‘Important,’ No Opinion,’ ‘Unimportant,’ and ‘Very Unimportant.’

  Very Important Important No Opinion Unimportant Very Unimportant
Games (Bridge, Dominos, Mahjong, Pinochle)
Art Classes (Pottery, Painting, Ceramics, etc.)
Quilting
Performing Arts/Music Programs
Rentals (Weddings, Birthday parties, Baby Showers, Special Occasions, etc.)
Community Special Events (Concerts, Festivals, etc.)
Indoor Special Events
Community Dances
Fitness and Wellness Programs (Yoga, Tai Chi, etc.)
Basketball/Volleyball/Pickleball Leagues
Gymnastics
Water Fitness Programs/Lap Swimming
Recreation/Competitive Swim Team
Swim Lessons
After School Programs/Out-of-School Camps
Open Gym Time
Personal Training
Programs for People with Special Needs
Outdoor Special Events (4thFest, etc.)
Running Events (5K, 10K, Marathons)
Tennis/Pickleball Lessons and Leagues
Baseball/Softball Programs
Flag Football Programs
Lacrosse Programs
Soccer Programs

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* 8. Which FOUR INDOOR OR OUTDOOR programs/services are MOST IMPORTANT to your household?

  First Choice Second Choice Third Choice Fourth Choice
Games (Bridge, Dominos, Mahjong, Pinochle)
Art Classes (Pottery, Painting, Ceramics, etc.)
Quilting
Performing Arts/Music Programs
Rentals (Weddings, Birthday parties, Baby Showers, Special Occasions, etc.)
Community Special Events (Concerts, Festivals, etc.)
Indoor Special Events
Community Dances
Fitness and Wellness Programs (Yoga, Tai Chi, etc.)
Basketball/Volleyball/Pickleball Leagues
Gymnastics
Water Fitness Programs/Lap Swimming
Recreation/Competitive Swim Team
Swim Lessons
After School Programs/Out-of-School Camps
Open Gym Time
Personal Training
Programs for People with Special Needs
Outdoor Special Events (4thFest, etc.)
Running Events (5K, 10K, Marathons)
Tennis/Pickleball Lessons and Leagues
Baseball/Softball Programs
Flag Football Programs
Lacrosse Programs
Soccer Programs

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* 9. Where have you participated in ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT in Bedford?  Please CHECK ALL that apply.

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* 10. Please CHECK ALL of the following reasons why you may NOT have participated in COMMUNITY SERVICES PROGRAMS (recreation, arts, culture, theater).

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* 11. What types of ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT activities are needed in Bedford?. Answer choices include ‘Definitely Needed,’ ‘Somewhat Needed,’ No Opinion,’ ‘Not Needed,’ and ‘Definitely Not Needed.’

  Definitely Needed Somewhat Needed No Opinion Not Needed Definitely Not Needed
Theatre
Dance
Music
Film
Lectures
Literary and Poetry Events
Visual Art Exhibitions
Multi-media Art Exhibitions
Events that Celebrate Cultural Diversity
Community Festivals
Performing Arts Classes
Visual Arts Classes
Digital Media Classes (Filmmaking, Photography, Graphic/Web Design)
Work By Local Artists
Open Artist Studios
Open Mic Events
After School Programs
Programs in Parks

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* 12. Please CHECK ALL of the following groups where you believe ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT activities are needed.

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* 13. What words or phrases would you use to describe the PERSONALITY of your community in Bedford? (Please check up to three from the list below.)

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* 14. What would you consider to be the City of Bedford’s GREATEST ASSET? (Please choose one from the list below.)

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* 15. What words should be used to describe the PERSONALITY of the future Multi-Generational Center?  (Please check up to three from the list below.)

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* 16. If the facility was constructed in a way that met your households needs, what FREQUENCY, on average, would someone in your household use these new/renovated facilities?

 
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