The Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District is planning the development of a dog park at Palo Corona Regional Park’s Rancho Cañada Unit. Please take a few minutes to tell us what you think. Your participation is very important to us!

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* 1. How many dogs do you have under 25 pounds?

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* 2. How many dogs do you have that are 25 pounds or more?

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* 3. Where do you exercise your dog(s)?

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* 4. How desirable is an off-leash area to you?

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* 5. On a scale where 1 = Strongly Disagree, 2 = Disagree, 3 = Neutral, 4 = Agree and 5 = Strongly Agree, please rate the extent to which you agree/disagree with each statement:

  1 Strongly Disagree 2 Disagree 3 Neutral 4 Agree 5 Strongly Agree
My dog helps me find leisure time I would not take on my own.
Being a dog owner has improved my physical health.
I feel happier when I watch my dog play with other dogs.
My dog helps me meet people who are not like me.
I find it easier to initiate a conversation with people if they have a dog with them.
I feel a sense of community when I am among a group of people with dogs.
I have learned more about my community on my walks with my dog.
Having a dog has made me more interested in the sustainability of open space.
Being around others with dogs promotes responsible dog ownership.

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* 6. Do you think the community would benefit from the development of a fenced off-leash dog park at Palo Corona Regional Park’s Rancho Cañada Unit?

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* 7. Would you use the dog park if one were developed at Palo Corona Regional Park’s Rancho Cañada Unit?

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* 8. If you visit the Palo Corona Regional Park Rancho Canada Unit with your dog(s), would you use the dog park, the trails, or both?

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* 9. When would you be most likely to use the dog park?

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* 10. How many times a week do you think you would use the dog park?

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* 11. The dog park may be developed at the former golf course that is now Palo Corona Regional Park’s Rancho Cañada Unit. How far do you live from there?

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* 12. How would you get to the dog park?

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* 13. If you were going to travel with your dog(s) in a car, which of these things would encourage you to stop at the dog park?

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* 14. The following is a list that includes types of shade structures and natural features that promote dog play, add visual interest, and provide additional seating. On a scale where 1 = Extremely Desirable, 2 = Very Desirable, 3 = Somewhat Desirable, 4 = Not So Desirable and 5 = Not At All Desirable, how desirable is each one?

  1 Extremely Desirable 2 Very Desirable 3 Somewhat Desirable 4 Not So Desirable 5 Not At All Desirable
Use of tree stumps/trunks
Use of natural boulders
Permanent natural wood pergola for shade
Permanent composite wood and steel pergola for shade
Removable fabric sails instead of a pergola for shade
The use of trees instead of a built structure for shade

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* 15. Please select the 5 MOST IMPORTANT items for a successful dog park, in your opinion. Use the arrows to choose the item for 1-most important of your five choices, then another item for 2, and so on, until you have ranked your five most important items on this list. We are not asking you to rank the entire list.

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* 16. Please select the 5 LEAST IMPORTANT items for a successful dog park, in your opinion. Use the arrows to choose the item for 1-least important of your five choices, then another item for 2, and so on, until you have ranked your five least important items on this list. We are not asking you to rank the entire list.

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* 17. What are your concerns about having a dog park at Palo Corona Regional Park’s Rancho Cañada Unit?

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* 18. Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District will need the assistance of a volunteer-based dog park group to help with dog park stewardship, design, fundraising for park construction, and education of the dog park rules. You are invited to volunteer to help establish a dog park at Palo Corona Regional Park’s Rancho Cañada Unit! What would you like to do?

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* 19. There would be no fees for the use of the dog park, but a funding strategy is being developed for the construction. Please check the ways in which you are interested in participating:

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* 20. Where do you live?

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* 21. What is your age?

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* 22. Thank you for completing the survey! Our staff will use this input to guide the design of the dog park. Updates about the project will be posted on the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District's website. If you are interested in being further involved in the development/design of the dog park, please provide your contact information below:

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