The City of Fredericksburg needs your input! Help us make Fredericksburg an even better place to live, work, and play.

The City of Fredericksburg is currently updating its Comprehensive Plan and creating a Parks Master Plan. These documents will help the City guide the growth and development of Fredericksburg in a manner that reflects the community’s desired character.

As a concerned citizen, the City takes your opinions very seriously. Please take some time to answer this survey and help guide future decisions. Your answers will remain anonymous, and the survey will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

Instructions: This anonymous community survey will ask you a series of questions that will capture your input regarding what types of development or redevelopment you would like to see, how important certain city services and amenities are to you, and demographic information that will allow us to compile detailed reports. Your comments will directly influence all the planning efforts that the City of Fredericksburg is conducting.

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* 1. How long have you lived in Fredericksburg?

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* 2. If you are a resident of Fredericksburg, what is the primary reason you chose to live in Fredericksburg?

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Fredericksburg Area Map

Fredericksburg Area Map

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* 3. Based on the map above, where do you live?

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* 4. Do you rent or own your home? Check all that apply.

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* 5. What is your approximate age?

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* 6. Do you have any children under the age of 19 living in your home? Check all that apply.

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* 7. Which of the following best describes your current employment?

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* 8. Describe what you love about Fredericksburg.

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* 9. What would you say is the most critical issue facing Fredericksburg today?

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* 10. Do you feel that Fredericksburg is on the right track with recent growth and development?

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* 11. How satisfied are you with the City of Fredericksburg’s performance for each of the following areas?

  Very Satisfied Satisfied No Opinion Dissatisfied Very Dissatisfied
Encouraging economic growth
Implementing effective land use and zoning
Controlling quality of development
Encouraging citizen involvement
Listening to and communicating with citizens
Planning for the future needs of the community
Managing City funds
Value of taxes paid
City government transparency
Employment Opportunities within Fredericksburg or Gillespie County

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* 12. How satisfied are you with each of the services listed below?

  Very Satisfied Satisfied No Opinion Dissatisfied Very Dissatisfied
Parks, athletic facilities, and trails
Recreational services and programs
Senior services and programs
Community events
Fire protection
Police protection
Emergency medical services
Municipal courts
Traffic enforcement
Street maintenance and repair
Sidewalk maintenance and repair
Water / wastewater services
Storm drainage / flood protection
Trash / recycling
Code enforcement
Animal control

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* 13. What are your top priorities for the future of Fredericksburg? Please rank the following in order of importance, with one (1) being most important to you and ten (10) being least important.

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* 14. How important is it for the City of Fredericksburg to address the following issues in your neighborhood in the near future?

  Very Important Important Not Important No Opinion
Improving the overall condition of existing housing
Increasing code enforcement
Increasing the number of affordable housing options
Managing Short Term Rentals
Improving the condition of existing streets and sidewalks
Adding sidewalks and/or bike lanes
Providing additional parks or recreation amenities in close proximity
Providing additional trails in close proximity
Reducing crime
Addressing stray animals
Addressing too much on-street parking in my neighborhood
Reducing the speed of traffic within my neighborhood

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* 15. What type of housing is most needed or missing in Fredericksburg? Please rank the following in order of which type of housing is most needed, with one (1) being the type of housing that is most needed or missing and five (5) being most available in Fredericksburg or least needed. 

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* 16. In general, do you feel there is enough housing choice (i.e., variety of market options) currently available for the citizens of Fredericksburg?

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* 17. On Main Street, what are the three (3) most important improvements you would like to see?

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* 18. How frequently do you visit the following parks in Fredericksburg?

  Frequently Sometimes Rarely Never
Cross Mountain Park
Elementary School Park
Town Pool
Marktplatz
Frantzen Park
Old Fair Park
Oak Crest Park
Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park
Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park Pool
Fort Martin Scott

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* 19. How important are the following facilities to you?

  Very Important Important Not Important No Opinion
Indoor recreation facilities
Soccer fields
Baseball fields
Basketball fields
Tennis courts
Pickleball courts
Football fields
Swimming pools
Golf courses
Other (please specify)

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* 20. What is keeping you from using the trail facilities in Fredericksburg more? Check all that apply.

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* 21. Please state if you agree or disagree with a list of statements related to Fredericksburg parks.

  Agree Disagree No Opinion
Better parks will help to improve quality of life for our residents
Better parks and recreation facilities would help strengthen our City economically.
The City should publish a list of volunteer and donation opportunities to allow the public to help improve City parks.
I believe that the City should more fully develop the parkland and open space that it already owns.
I am willing to pay additional City taxes and/or consider a bond initiative to see new parks and recreational amenities added to the community.
I’m satisfied with the overall quality of parks in my neighborhood.
I’m satisfied with the overall quality of parks in Fredericksburg.

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* 22. Using the list below, identify which of the following park activities you would most like to participate in. First column for your personal preference; second column for your child up to age 10; third column for your child aged 11-18. (Please check up to 5 choices for each column)

  Your Personal Preference Your Child (Up to Age 10) Your Child (Aged 11-18)
Adult athletic league
Art / crafts classes
Baseball
Basketball
Biking – Road bike
Biking – Mountain Bike
Biking – BMX
Boating
Camping
Canoeing / kayaking
Dance / yoga
Disc golf
Dog Park
Exercising at a private gym
Fishing
Flag / tackle football
Festivals or special events
Golfing
Group exercise / fitness classes
Gymnastics
Horseback riding
Hunting
Motorized racing / ATV park
Pickleball
Picnicking
Playgrounds
Racing events (5k, mud run, bike race, triathlon, etc.)
Running / jogging
Senior athletic league
Shooting sports (trap, skeet, rifle/pistol range, etc.)
Skateboarding
Soccer
Softball
Splash pad
Swimming / Diving competitively
Swimming for leisure / fitness
Tennis
Viewing nature / wildlife / birding
Volleyball
Walking / hiking on trails
Walking the dog
Working out / lifting weights
Youth athletic league
I / we do not participate in recreation activities

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* 23. How would you feel about paying higher City taxes or fees to fund each of the following items?

  Support Oppose Undecided
Need for improved traffic flow and safety
Need for street repair and replacement
City efforts in attracting additional commercial and / or community services to Fredericksburg
Need for increasing the City’s efforts to promote and enhance Main Street
Need for trails, greenways, and open space
Need for additional recreation facilities and park amenities
Economic development incentives to better compete with surrounding communities

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* 24. Where do you learn / find out the latest information regarding the City of Fredericksburg? Check all that apply.

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