Introduction

Everett is updating its 2016 Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) plan to guide its park system to meet community needs. The PROS Plan is a locally-prepared plan that will contain Everett’s vision, goals, service objectives, and a program for both park capital investment and park system operation. Every six years, the PROS Plan is updated to meet Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) guidelines so that Everett can be eligible for grant funding.

The PROS Plan will also create a capital plan with revenues and costs that can fold into the City’s Comprehensive Plan and budget, as well as support a parks impact fee so that as the City grows, the park system can be improved and sustained.
The project will be developed over 2021 with adoption by March 1, 2022 to meet RCO requirements.
 
The PROS Plan is intended to help the City develop a vision and guiding principles, and achieve:
*Equity and balance 
*Curiosity, wildness, and adventure
*Environmental and economic resilience 

What are your ideas? Share your vision for Everett parks, trails, and open space. This survey will take about 15 minutes.

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* 1. What Everett District do you live or work in? If you both live and work in Everett, identify the district where you live.

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District and Neighborhoods Maps

District and Neighborhoods Maps

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* 2. What Everett neighborhood do you live or work in? If you both live and work in Everett, identify the district where you live.

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* 3. What Everett parks and trails do you love and visit the most?

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* 5. What activities do you enjoy in parks? Select all that apply.

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* 6. Do you leave Everett to participate in recreation activities? If so, what do you do and where do you go?

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* 7. Please prioritize how important the following staff duties are to you and your park experience.

  1 Very Unimportant 2 Somewhat Unimportant 3 Neutral 4 Important 5 Very Important
Patrolling parks and enforcing park rules
Picking up litter, emptying trash and cleaning restrooms
Closing gates, ensuring quiet in parks after dark
Providing education to the public/youth about natural resources
Locating and cleaning up homeless encampments on park property
Well-groomed landscape (e.g. turf, ornamental landscaping)
Maintain healthy tree canopy
Providing rental halls and picnic shelters for the public to use

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* 8. How do you typically get to a park or trail? (Select All that Apply)

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* 9. Are there any obstacles that make it hard for you to visit your local park (busy intersections, freeways, no sidewalks, lack of bike lanes, others?)

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* 10. Does anyone in your household play golf?

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* 11. How often have you or someone in your household played golf  in the last year?

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* 12. Do you play at Everett Golf Courses? If so which ones?

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* 13. What do you like best about Everett Parks?

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* 14. What do you dislike about Everett Parks? How can we improve?

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* 15. Are there any programs, facilities, or activities other communities have which you think would benefit Everett park users if they were available here? If so, which?

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* 16. If you had $100 to spend on recreation facilities, what activities would you spend it on?
Next to each recreation facility write in a dollar amount. Put “0” if you don’t want to spend anything on that area. Put $100 if you want to spend everything on one area. You can spend the money any way you want. Spend the most money on the areas that are most important to you. Spend all $100, but don’t spend more than $100! (Note: please enter whole numbers with no percents or decimals or dollar signs in the boxes below.)

How much will your $100 buy?

·       $10 per mile of trail

·       $10 for one waterfront facility (boat launch, beach access)

·       $10 for 40 acres of open space

·       $40 for four active recreation, ballfields, restroom, concession stand

·       $30 for 3-holes of a golf course

·       $5 for playground, a family activity facility

·       $50 for one gym or community center

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* 17. If you answered other above, please describe.

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* 18. How many people live in your household?

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* 19. What are the ages of your household members?

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* 20. What is your race/ethnicity? Check all that apply.

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* 21. What do you think the best methods for informing you, your friends, and/or family would be regarding updates on the PROS Plan progress?

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* 22. If you would like to be included in the project mailing list, please provide your email address. (Optional)

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on the Everett Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan, and Rethinking Community Wellbeing.

To follow along with the PROS plan please visit the project website! everettwa.gov/PROSplan

For more information, please contact Cory Rettenmier, Recreation and Golf Manager, Everett Parks and Facilities via email CRettenmier@everettwa.gov or tel. 425.257.7314
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