City of St. Marys Comprehensive Recreation, Parks and Open Space Plan

The City of St. Marys Implementable Comprehensive Recreation, Parks and Open Space Plan will be a powerful tool for the City to build a high quality park, recreation, natural resource conservation and  trails system.  It provides a direction to enhance the quality of recreational opportunities, park facilities, and trails.  The detailed information provided will assist in setting  goals and the appropriate allocation of needed support.

The planning process is led by a three-step progression of questions that would allow this plan to be custom-made for the City.

·       Where are we now?

·       Where do we want to be?

·       How do we get there?

Public Input is an essential component of the plan. Thank you for participating in this survey.  Survey results will be posted on the City website in early 2022. 
Deadline to complete the survey is February 15, 2022

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City of St. Mary's - Existing Parks

City of St. Mary's - Existing Parks

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* 1. Do you live in the City of St. Marys?

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* 2. Please indicate the number of people living in your household according to the following age ranges:

  1 2 3 4 5
Under the age of 4
Ages 5-12
Ages 13-18
Ages 19-29
Ages 30-59
Ages 60+

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* 3. Where do you think the City should focus its parks and recreation efforts in the future?

  High Priority  Priority  Low Priority  Not Necessary
Expand recreation programs and activities
Improve amenities in existing parks
Protect open space and natural resources
Develop walking and biking trails that connect parks, neighborhoods, schools and businesses
Enhance accessibility in parks  (ADA)

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* 4. The following is a list of recreation activity categories.  Check the box if members of your family would like to participate in the activity listed, if they are or would be made available.

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* 5. What experiences do want when visiting parks or recreation areas?  Select all that apply

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* 6. Please provide your impression of Memorial Park, Wolfel Avenue (#1 on survey map)

  Excellent  Good  Fair  Poor
Cleanliness
Attractiveness
Safety
Location 
Amenities Available
Parking

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* 7. Please provide your impression of Diamond St. Neighborhood Park (#2 on survey map, located near Grant and Diamond Street)

  Excellent  Good  Fair  Poor
Cleanliness
Attractiveness
Safety
Location 
Amenities Available
Parking

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* 8. Please provide your impression of Kaulmont Park, Schissle Street (#3 on survey map)

  Excellent  Good  Fair  Poor
Cleanliness
Attractiveness
Safety
Location 
Amenities Available
Parking

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* 9. Please provide your impression of "City Diamond Park". (#4 on survey map)

  Excellent  Good  Fair  Poor
Cleanliness
Attractiveness
Safety
Location 
Amenities Available
Parking

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* 10. Please provide your impression of the Downtown Event Park (#5 on survey map, new park located behind the parking garage)

  Excellent  Good  Fair  Poor
Cleanliness
Attractiveness
Safety
Location 
Amenities Available
Parking

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* 11. Please provide your impression of Berwind Park, 440 Berwind Street (#6 on survey map)

  Excellent  Good  Fair  Poor
Cleanliness
Attractiveness
Safety
Location 
Amenities Available
Parking

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* 12. Please provide your impression of Luhr Park, 224 Park Street (#7 on survey map)

  Excellent  Good  Fair  Poor
Cleanliness
Attractiveness
Safety
Location 
Amenities Available
Parking

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* 13. Please provide your impression of Benzinger Park, 133 Fleming Road (#8 on survey map)

  Excellent  Good  Fair  Poor
Cleanliness
Attractiveness
Safety
Location 
Facilities Available 
Parking

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* 14. How often do you visit one of the City's Parks?

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* 15. If the City would expand facilities at the existing parks how important would it be to provide the following amenities?

  Very Important  Somewhat Important  Not Important Not Needed
Amphitheater/band shell 
Baseball/Softball-youth
Baseball/Softball-teens and adults
Basketball Court
Bicycling/walking/running trails 
Bocce Court 
Playgrounds
Community garden space 
Cross-country skiing 
Dog park (a fenced, off leash area)
Disc golf course 
Football field 
Horseshoe court
Multi-use sports fields (soccer/lacrosse/field hockey)
Pickleball Court
Picnic Pavilion
Restrooms
Adult Exercise Equipment
Skateboard Park 
Tennis Court 
Volleyball Court 
Ice skating (seasonal)
Dek Hockey
Shade
Storm water Management
Accessibility

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* 16. Do you feel a system of trails, greenways and open space throughout the City is needed

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* 17. The Parks and Recreation Department provides many recreation programs for the community, many are offered at no cost.  To offset the expense of the program and expand opportunities would you be willing to pay a fee to participate in the activities such as summer camp, youth and adult programs?

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* 18. How do you find information regarding recreation programs, sports leagues and special events located in the City of St. Marys?

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* 19. The City and Recreation Board are looking for additional ways to generate revenue for the Parks and Recreation Department, permitting alcohol in the parks with a permit has been discussed.  Would you support the development of an park alcohol permit policy?

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* 20. Has the 2020-2021 Covid 19 Pandemic impacted your need or interest in access to parks and open space?

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* 21. How important is it that the City continue to dedicate tax dollars towards investments to public parks, trails and open space?

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* 22. Thank you for taking time to complete this questionnaire.  Please visit the City of St. Marys website for updates to the project and additional outreach opportunities.  If you are interested in receiving updates, please provide your contact information below.  It will not be shared with any other parties. Additional thoughts related to this project can be sent to Heather Cuyler, Pashek+MTR at hcuyler@pashek+MTR.com

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