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Public Input Survey

The City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department has started the process of preparing a five-year master plan (2023-27) to improve parks and recreation opportunities throughout our city. Public input is being sought to provide the framework and set the priorities for those proposed improvements.
 
All residents are encouraged to take this on-line survey. The department wants the master plan to reflect the desires and needs of the community. Therefore, the citizens’ responses to these questions are very important.

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* 1. Have you or any members of your household visited any City of La Porte parks and/or facilities during the past 12 months?

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* 2. If yes, approximately how often did you or any members of your household visit City of La Porte parks and/or facilities during the past 12 months?

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* 3. Overall, how would you rate the physical condition of the City of La Porte parks and/or facilities you have visited?

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* 4. From the following list, check all the City of La Porte parks or facilities you or any member of your household have visited during the past 12 months.

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* 5. For each of the following amenities currently or potentially provided by the City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department, please indicate if you feel the amenity is very important, somewhat important, not important or not sure.

  Very Important Somewhat Important Not Important Not Sure
Archery ranges
Baseball/softball fields
BMX (pump) track
Boat launches
Cabins
Camping areas
Community center
Community or regional parks
Cross-country ski trails
Disc golf courses
Fitness trails
Fishing access and piers
Football fields
Golf courses
Golf driving ranges/practice facilities
Hiking trails
Horseback trails
Horseshoe pits
Inclusive playgrounds
Indoor basketball/volleyball courts
Indoor ice rinks
Indoor soccer fields
Indoor swimming pools
Indoor tennis/pickleball courts
Kayak/canoe launches
Lacrosse fields
Miniature golf courses
Mountain bike trails
Multiuse (paved) trails
Nature preserves
Nature education centers
Neighborhood parks
Obstacle (Spartan) courses
Off-leash dog parks (fenced)
Outdoor basketball courts
Outdoor ice rinks
Outdoor handball/racquetball courts
Outdoor/sand volleyball courts
Outdoor soccer fields
Outdoor stages or amphitheaters
Outdoor swimming pools
Picnic shelters
Pickleball courts
Playgrounds
Senior center
Skate parks
Sledding hills
Splash pads
Swimming beaches
Teen center
Tennis courts
Walking trails
Zip line course

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* 6. If not listed, what amenities would you like to see provided by the City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department. (If none, click on the next question.)

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* 7. Please select all reasons that prevent you or any member of your household from visiting City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department parks and facilities more often.

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* 8. Of the following City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department amenities which have been newly constructed or recently renovated, please indicate your level of satisfaction with the project.

  Very Satisfied Somewhat Satisfied Not Satisfied Not Sure
18th Street Greenway
Bill Reed Tennis Complex (Kesling Park)
Chessie Trail
Clear Lake Trail/Boardwalk (Fox Park)
Dennis F. Smith Amphitheater (Fox Park)
Disc Golf Course (Kesling Park)
Jeff DeCamp Field (Clarke Park)
Fort La Play Porte (Kesling Park)
Stone Lake Beach/Kayak Launch (Soldiers Memorial Park)
Stone Lake Trail (Soldiers Memorial Park)

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* 9. If you have visited Stone Lake Beach during the past six months, please indicate your level of satisfaction with each of the following amenities or services.

  Very Satisfied Somewhat Satisfied Not Satisfied Not Sure
Beach house/restrooms
Beach sand
Concessions
Kayak launch
Lifeguarding
Parking
Permanent cornhole boards/ping pong table
Picnic area/grills
Playground/climbing wall
Spray towers

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* 10. From the following list, please indicate the level of improvement needed for existing City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department facilities.

  Not Needed Somewhat Needed Very Much Needed Not Sure
Access roads
Baseball/softball fields
Beach
Bike racks
Drinking fountains
Golf course
Handicap accessibility/inclusive amenities
Multiuse (paved) trails
Natural areas
Outdoor basketball courts
Park entrance signs
Parking
Pickleball courts
Picnic shelters
Picnic tables
Playground equipment
Restrooms
Security lighting
Skate park
Sports lighting
Tennis courts

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* 11. Have you or any members of your household participated in any programs or events offered by the City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department during the past 12 months?

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* 12. If yes, how would you rate the quality of the programs or events in which you or any members of your household participated?

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* 13. Approximately, how many different programs or events offered by the City of La Porte Park and Recreation have you or any members of your household participated in during the past 12 months?

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* 14. For each of the following programs currently or potentially provided by the City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department, please indicate if you feel the program is very important, somewhat important, not important or not sure.

  Very Important Somewhat Important Not Important Not sure
Adult basketball
Adult dance
Adult fitness (yoga, aerobics, etc.)
Adult pickleball
Adult soccer
Adult tennis
Before and after school programs
Birthday parties
Bus trips (day trips)
Child care
CPR/First Aid courses
Dog training
Fine arts courses (painting, drawing, etc.)
Gymnastics
Lifeguarding classes
Martial arts
Pottery/ceramics courses
Preschool dance
Preschool sports
Preschool tumbling
Senior (age 55 or older) programs
Teen programs
Youth art camps/courses
Youth baseball/softball/T-ball
Youth basketball
Youth dance
Youth fitness (yoga, aerobics, etc.)
Youth flag football
Youth lacrosse
Youth nature camps/courses (environmental)
Youth pickleball
Youth science camps/courses
Youth soccer
Youth sports camps/courses
Youth tennis

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* 15. If not listed, what programs would you like to see offered by the City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department. (If none, click on the next question.)

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* 16. Please select all reasons that prevent you or any member of your household from participating in programs or events offered by the City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department more often.