Introduction

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires the City of Lawrence to update its Open Space and Recreation Plan every seven years in order to be eligible for state grants from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. This short survey is the first step in the update of the plan. Please take a few minutes to complete these questions. We greatly appreciate your participation. YOUR input is critical! 

* 1. How important are the following actions to improving Lawrence's parks and recreation facilities?

  Very Important Important Less Important Not Important No Opinion
Maintain existing park facilities, such as sports fields and playground equipment
Activate existing parks by adding new amenities 
More offstreet walking paths similar to the Spicket River Greenway
Additional community garden opportunities
Improve accessibility for those with disabilities

* 2. What are your priorities for Lawrence's parks? Check all that apply.

* 3. What amenities, sports or activities you would like to add to Lawrence's park system?

* 4. Which of these recreational activities does your household participate in. Check all that apply.

* 5. Which of these parks does your household use regularly? Check all that apply.

* 6. How do you get to the Lawrence park you visit most frequently?

* 7. How frequently do you visit Lawrence Parks?

* 8. How satisfied are you with Lawrence's parks and recreational facilities for the following age groups?

  Very Satisfied Satisfied Less Satisfied Not Satisfied No Opinion
Toddlers
Lower Elementary (grades K-2)
Upper Elementary (grades 3-6)
Middle School (grades 7-8)
High School (grades 9-12)
Young Adults (19-25 years old)
Adults (26-64 years old)
Senior Citizens (65+ years old)
Handicapped

* 9. Do you consider parks and recreational facilities to be well distributed throughout the city?

* 10. In what ways would you be willing to help Lawrence improve its parks and recreational facilities?

  Yes No
Volunteer to help build and maintain parks
Donate money towards improvements and programs
Participate in a monthly meeting group to discuss parks

* 11. How many people reside in your house?

* 12. How many individuals in your household are children (under 18 years old)?

* 13. How many individuals in your household are over the age of 65?

* 14. How many years have you lived in Lawrence?

* 15. Which Lawrence neighborhood do you live in?

* 16. Thank you for taking our survey and helping to shape the future of Lawrence.  

Please feel free to share additional information or comments.

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