The City of La Porte Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of updating the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan, and would like resident participation in the planning. The Master Plan guides the development and operation of parks, open space, and trails in the City. A crucial component of the process is obtaining and integrating input from you, the patrons of the system.

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* Getting to know you: Do you live in the City of La Porte?

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* Getting to know you: What is your approximate age?

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* Getting to know you: How many people live in your household?

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* Getting to know you: Do you have any children under the age of 19 living in your home?

Check all that apply (note: leave blank if you do not live in the City of La Porte).

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* 1. Within the past 12 months, how often have you visited La Porte parks and/or recreation facilities?

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* 2. Within the past 12 months, how often have you used La Porte non-motorized trails?

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* 3. What is your favorite La Porte Park(s)?

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* 4. What do you not like about your favorite park or what would you change about your favorite park?

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* 5. Identify your top 10 park facilities/elements:

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* 6. Please rank the City’s performance in providing the following park facilities/elements:

  SATISFIED No Opinion DISSATISFIED
Baseball Fields
Basketball (Outdoor Courts)
Community Gardens
Disc Golf Course
Dog Park (Off Leash)
Equestrian Facilities
Fishing
Football Fields
Golf Course
Grills
Horseshoe Pits
Landscaping
Multi-purpose rooms
Natural Areas
Nature Trails
Park Shelters
Paved Multi-use Trails
Performing Arts Space
Playgrounds
Picnic Areas
Recreation Center (Indoor)
Shade Trees
Skate / Bike Park
Soccer / Multi-purpose Fields
Softball Fields
Splash pads
Swimming pool (Indoor)
Swimming pool (Outdoor)
Wave Pool
Tennis Courts
Viewing nature / wildlife / birding
Volleyball (Sand Courts)

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* 7. If you DO NOT utilize the City's parks, please select your reasons why:

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* 8. Do you travel outside of La Porte to participate in recreational activities? If yes, what activity do you primarily participate in outside of the City?

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* 9. Are there any parks, recreation or culture activities that you or members of your household would like to see offered in La Porte that are not currently available? 

List as many as you would like.

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* 10. Rate the overall satisfaction with athletic and recreational programming made available to La Porte residents.

Satisfied No Opinion Dissatisfied
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 11. Please check all of the programs that you or members of your household are interested in:

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* 12. If you DO NOT participate in recreation programs or activities, please select your reasons why:

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* 13. Please rate if you agree or disagree with a list of statements related to La Porte parks.

  AGREE No Opinion DISAGREE
Better parks will help to improve our city image.
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 park land and open space that it already owns.
I believe that the City needs a more consolidated, centralized parks system for ease of access and maintenance.
I am willing to pay additional City taxes and/or consider a bond initiative to see new parks and recreational amenities upgraded.
I’m satisfied with the overall quality of parks in my neighborhood.

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* 14. Please rate the importance of the following actions the Parks and Recreation Department could take:

  VERY IMPORTANT IMPORTANT No Opinion NOT IMPORTANT VERY UNIMPORTANT
Improve and enhance maintenance of park facilities.
Renovate existing neighborhood parks, playgrounds, shelters, parking, etc.
Provide parks and amenities that can be used by people with disabilities.
Develop new water parks (facility with splash pad, swimming pool, etc.)
Partner with the school district to provide mutually beneficial facilities and programs.
Renovate the existing public pools.
Work to preserve environmentally sensitive areas such as the bay front and areas with flooding.
Develop new indoor recreation space.
Renovate existing outdoor athletic facilities (soccer, baseball/softball, basketball, etc.)
Work to increase the diversity of recreational programming/events within parks.
Develop additional walking and biking trails.
Increase number of athletic facilities (soccer, baseball/softball, basketball, etc.).
Renovate existing fitness facilities.

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* 15. How do you rate the quality of operation and maintenance of La Porte parks and/or facilities?

  EXCELLENT GOOD No Opinion FAIR POOR
Condition of Buildings
Natural Areas Stewardship
Mowing/Tree trimming
Weed Control
Parking
Restroom Cleanliness
Signage and Information
Green Infrastructure (Trails, trees, etc.)
Trash Removal
Security

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* 16. Please indicate your level of support for a variety of financing strategies that would increase funding for the City’s parks and recreational programming.

  SUPPORT UNDECIDED OPPOSE
Increase the Department’s annual budget.
Raise funds for new facilities through voter approved bond initiative.
Increase fees for those who use specialized or maintenance intensive recreational facilities.
Increase rental fees for park facilities.
Increase fees for those who participate in recreation programming.

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* 17. What would you like to see happen with the City’s open space on the bay at 1010 and 1106 Bayshore Drive (next to Sylvan Beach Park)?

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* 18. How do you obtain information about La Porte Parks Department parks and recreational facilities?

Check all that apply.

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* 19. What method(s), do you feel are the most effective way to provide information regarding park facilities and recreation programs offered within the City?

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* 20. Which statement most accurately reflects your opinion?

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* 21. Which initiatives should the La Porte Parks Department prioritize for future implementation?  

Check all that apply.

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* 22. Please provide any additional comments you may have regarding parks and recreation facilities in La Porte.

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