Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Survey

Welcome to the City of Centralia survey for the 2019/2020 Parks & Recreation Plan Update. The new Plan will establish a road map for providing high quality, community-driven parks, trails, open space and recreation facilities throughout Centralia. The update will establish goals and priorities and recommend specific projects for the city's parks and recreational lands for the next 20 years. The participation process involves input from local residents, the general public, and state agencies.  The final review and adoption of the Plan are scheduled for the Winter of 2019/2020.

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* 1. Do you live in Centralia?

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* 2. Do you own or rent your residence?

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* 3. Do you live, work or go to school in the City of Centralia?

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* 4. How old are you?

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* 5. How many years have you lived in Centralia?

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* 6. How many school-aged children do you have?

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* 7. How important are parks and recreation facilities and programs to the overall quality of life in Centralia?

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* 8. What is your favorite park in Centralia?

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* 9. Approximately how often did you or members of your household visit a city park during the past 12 months?

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* 10. In 2019, how often did you or someone in your household use the playgrounds at Borst, Riverside, or Pearl Street Memorial parks?

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* 11. What is the main reason you or members of your household visit Centralia parks facilities?

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* 12. If you seldom use or do not use the parks in Centralia, what is your primary reason?

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* 13. Do you or members of your household feel safe in Centralia parks and open space areas?

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* 14. Which one of the following statements best describes how you feel park and recreation programs and facilities should be funded? 

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* 15. Approximately how often did you or members of your household use the Borst Park trail system during the past 12 months?

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* 16. Considering trails - how important is it to you to expand the trail system?

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* 17. Regarding picnic shelters, should Centralia

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* 18. Regarding community kitchens (rentals), should Centralia

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* 19. Did you or any members of your household drive through the Borst Park Christmas Light display in December of 2018?

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* 20. Have you or a member of your household visited the Borst Home or Borst homestead in the last year?

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* 21. Considering the Borst Park Fort, how important is it to repair?

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* 22. Would you support donating additional money to support a specific project in a city park, for example, rounding up your monthly utility bill to the nearest dollar to fund repairs for the Borst Park Fort?

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* 23. How satisfied are you with the quality of the ballfields in Borst Park?

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* 24. How satisfied are you with the playground facilities in Borst Park?

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* 25. How satisfied are you with the restroom facilities in Borst Park?

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* 26. How satisfied are you with the community kitchens in Borst Park?

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* 27. How satisfied are you with picnic shelters in Borst Park?

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* 28. Rank in order what you think the City should address, construct, or repair at Borst Park.

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* 29. If you could pick a new park feature in Borst Park what would you install?

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* 30. In order to improve the Borst Park playing fields (for example turfing the softball, baseball, and soccer fields), would you support paying a small fee ($3.00 or less) for parking at the playing fields only, not other areas of Borst Park?

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* 31. How satisfied are you with the overall quality of Borst Park?

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* 32. How satisfied are you with the playground facilities in Riverside Park?

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* 33. How satisfied are you with the restroom facilities in Riverside Park?

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* 34. How satisfied are you with picnic shelters in Riverside Park?

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* 35. Rank in order what you think the City should address, construct, or repair at Riverside Park.

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* 36. How satisfied are you with the overall quality of Riverside Park?

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* 37. If you could pick a new feature in Riverside Park what would you install?

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* 38. How satisfied are you with the new splash pad/park at the Pearl Street Memorial Plaza?

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* 39. Should the City of Centralia construct a larger splash pad?

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* 40. If the City constructs a larger splash pad where should it be located?

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* 41. Considering the outdoor pool at Pearl Street, do you think Centralia should

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* 42. Overall, how satisfied are you with the online registration/reservation program?

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* 43. What recreational activities, programs, or events would you most like to see added or enhanced in Centralia?

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* 44. There may be opportunities to partner with non-profit or private businesses in developing athletic facilities.  Would you approve sports-related non-profit or private businesses being developed within a public park that results in additional funding that helps to operate and maintain the park?

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* 45. Rank the following items in order of your priority for the parks system.

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* 46. How satisfied are you with the quality of George Washington Park?

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* 47. How satisfied are you with the multi-purpose room in the Centralia Train Depot?

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* 48. Have you played soccer or pickleball on the new Gold Street Park hard courts?

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* 49. What is your favorite open space/natural area in Centralia?

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* 50. Have you or a family member hiked the trails on Seminary Hill?

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* 51. How satisfied are you with the quality of the Seminary Hill natural area?

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* 52. In your opinion, what age group is most under-served by the current parks and recreation services?

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* 53. In your opinion, what age group is over-served by the current parks and recreation services?

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* 54. Overall, how would you rate the physical condition of ALL of the City of Centralia parks you have visited?

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* 55. Is there anything else that you would like us to know about the City's parks and recreation programs?

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