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The City of Odessa Parks and Recreation Department  is preparing a Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Urban Landscapes Master Plan that includes an Athletic and Sports Strategic Plan component; and would like resident participation in the planning process. The Master Plan guides the development and operation of parks, open space, urban landscapes, and athletics in the City. A crucial component of the process is obtaining and integrating input from you, the patrons of the system. Please take a moment to answer to the questionnaire below.
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* Parks and recreation facilities and programs are important to the quality of life here in Odessa.

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* Within the past month, how often have you visited Odessa parks, recreation, and/or athletic facilities?

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* What is your favorite Odessa Park(s)?

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* Which FOUR of the facilities from the list in the previous question, are most important to your household? Write-in your answers below.

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* If you do not utilize the City Parks, please select your reasons why:

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

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* Which FOUR of the programs from the list in the previous question, are most important to your household? Write-in your answers below.

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* What sport(s) do you or members of your household play or represent? (check all that apply)

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* Do you feel the athletic fields at current locations are easily accessible?

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* Do you travel outside of Odessa to participate in recreational and/or athletic activities? If YES, what activity do you primarily participate in outside of the City?

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

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* Are there any parks, recreational programs or cultural activities that you or members of your household would like to see offered in Odessa that are not currently available?  List as many as you would like.

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* Rate the overall satisfaction with athletic and recreational programming made available to Odessa residents.

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

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* How important to you are the following amenities for a NEW SPORTS COMPLEX in Odessa?

  Very Important Moderately Important Not Important at All
Concessions/restroom facilities.
Ample and conveniently located parking.
Athletic field lighting.
Shaded spectator seating.
Scoreboards.
Indoor, air-conditioned/heated space.
Practice/warmup areas before games.
Outdoor basketball courts.
Walking trails.
Playgrounds.
Batting cages.
Practice pitching areas.
Sand volleyball courts.
Outdoor tennis courts.
Picnic shelters.
Disc golf.
Horseshoe and/or washer areas.
BBQ grills.
Outdoor pickleball courts.

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* Please rate whether you AGREE or DISAGREE with a list of statements related to Odessa 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 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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* 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.
Develop new water parks (facility with splash pad/sprayground, swimming pool, etc.)
Partner with the school district to provide mutually beneficial facilities and programs.
Renovate the existing public pools.
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.).

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* How do you rate the quality of operation and maintenance of Odessa parks and/or facilities?

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

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* What would be the most effective ways to provide information regarding park facilities and recreation programs offered within the City? (check all that apply)

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* Which initiatives should the Odessa Parks Department prioritize for future implementation?  (check all that apply)

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* Would you pay more for a new home in a new subdivision if you knew some of the money would be used for providing additional parks and open space areas in that subdivision?

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* Do you live in the City of Odessa?

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* By leaving your contact information below, you will also be entered in a drawing for a new Apple iPad® with thanks to the Odessa Parks Foundation.

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

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