Jefferson County is developing a long-range plan for Parks & Recreation, and we need your help. Your input is critical in helping us meet the needs of our growing community. Please take a few minutes to provide us with your opinions on recreation programs and facilities in Jefferson County. You should be 18 years of age or older to respond to the survey. We ask that only one survey per household is completed and submitted. The survey will remain open until  January 19, 2021. This survey is anonymous.

Jefferson County is committed to improving the quality of life for residents and believes recreation programs and facilities are an essential part of their long-range plans. The County will also be holding two public meetings in the coming months to gain further community input. Notices will be posted and published once the dates are set. We appreciate your participation in this survey and hope you will join us for the public meetings as well. Please do not hesitate to contact the Jefferson County Mayor’s Office at 865-397-3800 if you have any questions.
Tell us about your household:

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* 1. Please tell us where your household lives.

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* 2. Check the racial/ethnic group that best describes your household.

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* 3. How many people of each age group live in your household?

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* 4. I live in Jefferson County

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* 5. I am a/an

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* 6. How does your family travel to recreation facilities?

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* 7. Can you or anyone in your family walk or bike to a city or county park and recreation facility from your residence?

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* 8. If yes, is there any recreation facility or destination (such as a schoolyard, gym,  state park, national park or green space) that you (or someone living in your home) can walk or bike to?

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* 9. Please rank the following health issues in their importance to you (or your family. 1 being the most important and 9 being the least important.

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* 10. Has Covid-19 changed your household's pattern of physical activity or use of Park & Recreation Facilities? (check all that apply)

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* 11. If Yes, please indicate

  Walking, Jogging, Running, Use of Trails, etc Use of indoors facilities such as gyms, recreation centers, etc Use of outdoor facilities such as playgrounds, ballparks, sports, fields, etc Aquatic activates such as swimming, boating, fishing, etc Home based activities such as exercise equipment, backyard, playgrounds, and internet/tv classes
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Tell us about your parks in Jefferson County:

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* 12. How often does your household use the following amenities at Ruritan Park?

  Daily Weekly Monthly Seasonally Annually Never
Boys and Girls Club
Walking Trail
Soccer Fields
Volleyball Court
Tell us about your parks in Jefferson City:

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* 13. How often does your household use the following amenities at Centennial Park?

  Daily Weekly Monthly Seasonally Annually Never
Ball Field
Walking Trail
Multi Use Field
Picnic Shelters
Playgrounds
Dog Park

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* 14. How often does your household use the following amenities at  Mossy Creek Station?

  Daily Weekly Monthly Seasonally Annually Never
Amphitheater
Pavilion/Stage

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* 15. How often does your household use the following amenities at Roy Harmon Park?

  Daily Weekly Monthly Seasonally Annually Never
Ballfield
Swimming Area
Picnic Shelters
Basketball Court
Tennis Courts

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* 16. How often does your household use the following amenities at Mossy Creek Wildlife Viewing Area?

  Daily Weekly Monthly Seasonally Annually Never
Paved Multi Use Trail
Boardwalk and Viewing Pavilions

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* 17. How often does your household use the following amenities at Nelson Merry Park?

  Daily Weekly Monthly Seasonally Annually Never
Baseball/Softball Fields
Basketball Court
Playground

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* 18. How often does your household use the following amenities at the Jefferson City Community Center?

  Daily Weekly Monthly Seasonally Annually Never
Swimming Area
Basketball Court
Fitness Center
Mutli Use Rooms
Classes

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* 19. How often does your household use the following amenities at Mossy Creek Complex?

  Daily Weekly Monthly Seasonally Annually Never
Baseball/Softball Fields
Soccer Fields
Gravel Multi-Use Trail
Tell us about your parks in Dandridge, TN:

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* 20. How often do you use the amenities at the Dandridge Dock?

  Daily Weekly Monthly Seasonally Annually Never
Boat Launch
Fish Pier
Boat Slips

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* 21. How often do you use the amenities at the Field of Dreams?

  Daily Weekly Monthly Seasonally Annually Never
Classes
Gymnasium
Mutli-Use Activity Rooms
Picnic Shelters
Ball Fields
Football Fields
Softball Fields
Paved Multi Use Trail
Playground
Tell us about your parks in New Market, TN:

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* 22. How often does your household use the following amenities at  New Market City Park?

  Daily Weekly Monthly Seasonally Annually Never
Softball Fields
Baseball Fields
Walking Path
Playground with Picnic Shelter
Picnic Pavilion

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* 23. How often does your household use the following amenities at the Roadside Park?

  Daily Weekly Monthly Seasonally Annually Never
Pavilion
Picnic Tables
Tell us about your parks in Baneberry, TN:

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* 24. How often does your household use the following amenities at Baneberry Community Room?

  Daily Weekly Monthly Seasonally Annually Never
Community Room

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* 25. How satisfied are you with the current parks and recreation facilities and activities in Jefferson County?

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* 26. How accessible are the facilities and activities provided by Jefferson County to all citizens no matter their age, race, religion, gender, national origins, or physical ability?

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* 27. What recommendations would you offer to improve the accessibility of the above facilities?

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* 28. How did you last find out about the parks and recreation activities offered to your household? (check all that apply)

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* 29. Other than city and county parks in Jefferson County, what other parks and recreation activities does your family do in our region (within 20 miles or a 30-minute drive)?

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* 30. Which of the following activities and services do you think are important for public parks and recreation agencies to provide? (Check all that apply)

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* 31. Are there any additional parks and recreation activities that members of your household would like to see provided in Jefferson County?

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* 32. Please rank the following activities in order of importance for your household; 1 being the highest priority/most important, and an 8 being the lowest priority/least important.

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* 33. How important do you think it is to provide new or improved recreational facilities and activities for our community?

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* 34. I would be in favor of new or increasing existing funding methods to expand facilities to Jefferson County.

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* 35. How should Jefferson County fund new recreation facilities?

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* 36. Please provide any other comments and suggestions relative to Parks and Recreation you would offer to Jefferson County for our consideration.

Jefferson County is committed to improving the quality of life for residents. Recreation programs and facilities are an important part of long-range planning for quality of life in Jefferson County. The County will be holding a series of public meetings in the coming months to gain further community input. Notices will be posted and published once the dates are set. We appreciate your participation in this survey and hope you will join us for the public meetings as well. Please do not hesitate to contact the Jefferson County Mayor’s Office at 865-397-3800 if you have any questions. Thank You!

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