Introduction

Welcome to the community survey for the City of St. Joseph Parks & Recreation Department! Your input will be included in our updated Parks Master Plan for 2021 and will serve as a valuable tool to help the City prioritize park improvements over the next 5 years. The survey will be open through the month of October, 2020.

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* 1. Are you a resident of St. Joseph?

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* 2. What is your age?

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* 3. How many people are in your household?

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* 4. How often do you visit St. Joseph City Parks?

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* 5. Do our existing facilities and recreation programs meet your needs?

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* 6. If you are not a frequent park user and recreation participant, why not? (can choose more than one)

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* 7. What City programs or events have you or your family attended/participated in over the past 18-24 months?

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* 8. How do you obtain information about the City Parks & Recreation Department? (can choose more than one)

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* 9. How do you get to the parks most often?

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* 10. Which St. Joseph City Parks do you visit regularly (a few times a year or more)

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* 11. Which park is your favorite?

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* 12. Why is that park your favorite?

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* 13. Why do you visit St. Joseph City Parks? (can choose more than one)

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* 14. What additional types of amenities would you like to see offered by our parks and recreation facilities? Example would be specific play structures, courts for specific sports, kayak launch, more trails, etc.

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* 15. What additional types of recreation programming would you like to see in your neighborhood parks?

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* 16. If you said 'more programs' in the question above, please provide an example.

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* 17. What type of programming would you use at Howard Ice Arena in warmer months?

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* 18. How important are each of the following to your decision to live in St. Joseph?

  Not Important At All Not Very Important Neutral Important Very Important
Amenities such as libraries, museums, public art, parks
Recreational opportunities (beaches, parks, special events, programs

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* 19. How would you rate the importance of the following community services, facilities, and activities?

  Not Important At All Not Very Important Neutral Important Very Important
Outdoor recreation activities and/or sports leagues
Local parks
Sports and recreation facilities
Leisure/recreation for youth and teens
Expand recreation trail system in natural areas along rivers, Lake Michigan, and ravines

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* 20. What would be your priority for funding various community services?

  Very Low Priority Somewhat Low Priority Neutral Somewhat High Priority Very High Priority
Maintain public beaches
Maintain public parks (other than beaches)
Acquire new public parks
Summer recreation programs
Howard Ice Arena

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* 21. Please rate your satisfaction with the following:

  Very unsatisfied Somewhat unsatisfied Neutral Somewhat satisfied Very satisfied
Number and size of parks
Condition of parks
Condition of facilities
Condition of park amenities
Variety of park activities
Amount of flexible green space
Quality of sports fields and courts
Connections to and between parks
Variety of recreation programs
Variety of art and cultural events

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* 22. What is the single most important thing the City of St. Joseph could do to make the parks more useful and valuable to you? 

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* 23. If you would like to receive emails with Master Plan updates and invites to view the final Plan, please leave your email address here.

Thank you for your time! You are helping to build a strong future for your local parks!

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