Marshalltown Parks and Recreation Department

In order for the City of Marshalltown to continue to provide quality parks, trails, recreation amenities and maintenance of these facilities for you and our community, we must first evaluate the needs of our community and the perception of parks and recreation amenities in Marshalltown.  As part of the planning process for the 2018-2028 Strategic Master Plan, we encourage you to fill out the survey below. Your input is greatly appreciated and will help shape the future of Marshalltown’s parks and recreation opportunities.

* 1. What three words would you use to describe recreation?

* 2.  What is your age group?

* 3. How long have you lived in Marshalltown?

* 4. How important are parks, trails, and open space to Marshalltown’s overall quality of life?

* 5. How often do you or a member of your household typically visit a City of Marshalltown park, trail, or open space area?

* 6. Which of these City amenities or programs do you or your household use most often?
(Select up to 3)

* 7. How would you rate the overall quality and condition of each of the following?
(Excellent, good, fair, poor)

  Excellent Good Fair Poor
Trails
Open space areas
City recreation buildings or community centers
Outdoor sports fields (soccer, football, baseball, etc.)
Playgrounds
Neighborhood and/or community parks
Outdoor sports courts (tennis, basketball, etc.)
Park shelters

* 8. Overall, how would you rate the quality/physical condition of the existing City parks and recreation facilities?

* 9. What is your favorite outdoor recreation activity?

* 10. What activities/amenities do you feel Marshalltown should focus on over the next 5-10 years? (select up to 5)

* 11. What activities do you use the City’s trail system for?

* 12. What discourages you most from using the City’s trails?

* 13. Which do you believe are the most important issues for this plan to address? (select up to 3)

* 14. Which parks or recreation areas do you use most? (Select up to 3)

* 15. Why do you visit certain parks more often than others? (Select all that apply)

* 16. Do you feel there are enough parks, trails, and open space opportunities, including sports, for the following groups?
(Yes or No)

  Yes No
Toddlers
Youth (ages 4-9)
Pre-teen (10-12)
Teenage (13-17)
Young Adult (18-30)
Adult (31-54)
Seniors (55+)
People with special needs

* 17. What do you feel the City is lacking in terms of parks and recreation?
(Select up to 3)

* 18. Cities offer parks and recreation facilities and programs to their residents for various reasons. Please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree that the City should offer services for each of the following purposes.

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Somewhat Disagree Disagree
Protecting the natural environment and promoting environmental conservation
Providing opportunities for residents to maintain and improve their health
Providing green and natural spaces for people to enjoy and spend time outdoors
Providing greater mobility, with trails and paths for residents to use for exercise and non-motorized transportation
Enhancing the community’s economic vitality, making Marshalltown an attractive place to live, work, and play
Providing opportunities for outdoor gatherings and special events
Providing sports and recreational opportunities
 Attracting visitors/potential future residents

* 19. Which of the items below do you feel is a priority for the City to invest in over the next five years? (Select in rank order)

* 20. What types of recreational opportunities would you like to add?

* 21. Which image do you prefer most in relation to trails?

* 22. In relation to bike lanes, which do you prefer?

* 23. Which type of play structure do you prefer?

* 24. In addressing stormwater runoff, which do you prefer?

* 25. Which image do you prefer for events?

* 26. Which type of wayfinding signage/features do you prefer?

* 27. Which type of interpretive/educational signage do you prefer?

* 28. Any additional comments?

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