KINGSPORT PARKS AND RECREATION NEEDS ASSESSMENT 

The City of Kingsport thanks you for your interest and participation in parks and recreation. Information received from this survey will assist the city as we plan for the future. This survey questionnaire has been designed to give you an opportunity to voice an option about the City's Parks and Recreation. YOUR OPINIONS ARE VERY IMPORTANT, and will be used in assisting the city in establishing goals and objectives now and in the future. 

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* 1. Do you pay property taxes to the City of Kingsport?

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* 2. If not, please provide your zip code: 

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* 3. Have you or members of your household visited any of the following City Parks during the past year? [Please select the number of times visited]

  None 1 - 10 10 - 20 20+
Bays Mountain Park
Boatyard-Riverfront Park
Borden Park
Brickyard Park
Carousel Park
Centennial Park
Cloud Park
Dale Street Park
Domtar Park
Eastman Park at Horse Creek
Edinburgh Park 
Glen Bruce Park
Hammond Park 
Highland Street Park
J. Fred Johnson Park/ Veteran's Memorial
Memorial Gardens Park
Preston Forest Park
Ridgefields Park
Riverbend Park
Riverview Park
Riverwalk Park
Rock Springs Park
Rotary Park
Rotherwood Park
Sevier Avenue Park

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* 4. If your household has a need for the type of facilities listed in the previous question please indicate how well Parks and Recreation currently meets your needs.

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* 5. During the past year, how would you rate the overall physical condition of the facilities visited in the previous question?

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* 6. Please indicate all the ways you learn about the City of Kingsport's Parks and Recreation programs and activities.

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* 7. Have you or any of your household visited any of the following City Parks and Recreation facilities during the past year? [Please select the number of times visited]

  None 1-10 10-20 20+
Allandale Mansion
Civic Auditorium
Disc Golf at Borden Park
Dogwood Park/ Dog Park
Greenbelt
Lynn View Community Center
Riverview Splashpad
Scott Adams Skate Park
Tennis Courts (V.O. Dobbins and/or Borden Park)
V.O. Dobbins Sr. Complex

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* 8. Please identify any reasons preventing your household from using City Parks, Activities, Facilities, or Programs MORE OFTEN. Check all that apply.

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* 9. Of the following Parks and Recreation Facilities, which TYPE of facilities does your household have a NEED? Please select using the scale of 1 - lowest need, to 4 - highest need.

  1 2 3 4
Baseball/Softball fields
Bike Park
Boating Access
Community Gardens
Disc Golf
Facilities for persons with disabilities
Fishing areas
Indoor basketball - volleyball courts
Indoor fitness/exercise facilities
Kayak/ Canoe Access
Large Community Parks
Meeting rooms and rental spaces
Multi-purpose fields (soccer/football/lacrosse)
Natural areas and wildlife habitats
Off-leash dog parks
Outdoor basketball courts
Outdoor Concert Areas
Picnic/ Shelter Areas
Pickleball Courts
Playgrounds
River Access
Running/Walking Track
Skate Parks
Small neighborhood Parks
Splashpads
Synthetic surface sports fields
Tennis Courts
Walking and biking trails

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* 10. Please identify what benefits your household the MOST from using City Parks, Activities, Facilities or Programs. Check all that apply.

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* 11. If Parks and Recreation were to develop new indoor space, please rank ALL-potential spaces your household would use. Select the circle using the scale of 1-lowest need, to 4-highest need.

  1 2 3 4
Classroom Space
Indoor soccer/lacrosse
Multi-court gymnasium
Space for parties/banquets
Space for teen activities 
Walking and jogging track
Fitness Equipment
Space for Business Meeting
Space for Concerts/Entertainment
Space for exhibitor/vendor shows

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* 12. What area recreational facilities has your household utilized during the past year for indoor and/or outdoor recreation. Please use the scale of 1-lowest need, to 4 highest need.

  1 2 3 4
Kingsport Aquatic Center
Bays Mountain
Boys and Girls Clubs
Kingsport Carousel
Cattails Golf Course
Colleges/University
Churches
Facilities in neighboring cities
Girls Inc.
Homeowners Association Facilities
Hunter Wright Stadium
Kingsport Senior Center
National Parks
Private fitness Facilities
Private neighborhood facilities
Kingsport Renaissance Center
School facilities and playgrounds
Warriors Path State Park
YMCA
Kingsport Farmer's Market

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* 13. During the past year, how would you rate the overall quality of the recreation and sports programs you participated in?

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* 14. Have you or members of your household participated in the following PROGRAMS/ACTIVITIES or SPECIAL EVENTS during the past year? [Please select the number of times visited]

  1 2 3 4
Adult fitness/wellness programs
Adult programs 50+
Allandale Christmas Tours
After school programs
Archery classes
Croquet at Allandale
Eaglenest disc golf
Easter Egg Roll
Fall/Spring break camps
Funfest
Funfest Volleyball Tounament
Home-school P.E.
Nature programs/environmental
One pitch softball tournament
Skate park Xtreme Showdown
Youth fitness and wellness
Youth sports leagues
Youth summer camp programs
Adult Sports Leagues
Tennis Lessons
Couch to 5k
Walking clubs
Teddy Bear and Me Programs
Letters to Santa Program
Glow Dodgeball Tournament
Health and Nutrition Programs

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* 15. Of the Programs/Activities or Special Events listed, which type of event does your household have a NEED? [Please use the scale of 1-lowest need, to 4-highest need.]

  1 2 3 4
Adult fitness/wellness programs
Adult programs 50+
Allendale Christmas Tours
After school programs
Archery classes
Croquet at Allandale
Eaglenest disc golf
Easter Egg Roll
Fall/Spring Break Camps
Funfest
Funfest Volleyball Tournament
Home-school P.E.
Nature programs/environmental
One pitch softball tournament
Skate park Xtreme Showdown
Youth fitness and wellness
Youth sports leagues
Youth summer camp programs
Adult sports leagues
Tennis Lessons
Couch to 5k
Walking clubs
Teddy Bear and Me Program
Letters to Santa Program
Glow Dodgeball Tournament
Health and Nutrition Programs

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* 16. Based on your knowledge of the Division of Parks and Recreation, please rank the following options [1-lowest preference to 4-highest preference]

  1 2 3 4
Create an outdoor venue for festivals/concerts
Create/Enhance neighborhood and business access to the greenbelt
Develop new facilities
Develop new walking/biking trails and connect existing trails
Develop new youth and adult athletic fields
Develop access to rivers
Develop/Upgrade neighborhood parks
Expand the Kingsport Greenbelt
Expand programs and services
Fix-up/repair existing  park facilities
Fix-up/repair existing recreation buildings
Maintain existing facilities
Purchase land for developing athletic fields and recreational facilities
Purchase land to preserve open space and green space
Purchase land for new parks
Support organized activities at recreation facilites
Upgrade tennis facilities
Create new tennis facilities
Undecided

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* 17. Which FOUR of the ACTIONS in  are you willing to fund with your City Tax Dollars [Please choose ONLY four options and select each number ONCE in order of preference.]

  1 2 3 4
Create an outdoor venue for festivals/concerts
Create/Enhance neighborhood and business access to the greenbelt