Community Needs

Powhatan County would like your input to help determine parks and recreation priorities for our community.  This survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete. We greatly appreciate your time.

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* 1. The items listed below focus on PARKS/AMENITIES/FACILITIES. For each item, choose the response that best describes, in your opinion, how important or unimportant each of these are to you and members of your household.  Answer choices include ‘Very Important,’ ‘Important,’ No Opinion,’ ‘Unimportant,’ and ‘Very Unimportant.’

  Very Important Important No Opinion Unimportant Very Unimportant
Small neighborhood parks
Community Gardens
Walking and Biking Trails
Equestrian Trails
Off-Leash Dog Parks
Skateboarding Parks
Baseball Fields
Softball Fields
Covered Picnic Areas
Football Fields
Lacrosee Fields
Soccer Fields
Tennis Courts
Pickleball Courts
Outdoor Basketball/Volleyball Courts
Gymnasium
Swimming Pools/Water Parks/Splash Pads
Open Space Conservation Areas/Trails
Boating and Fishing Areas
Disc Golf Course
Community Center
Large Community Parks
Environmental Education Center
Adventure Area (Ropes Course, Zipline, etc.(
Meeting Rooms/Training Spaces
Performing Arts Venue
Internet Cafe
Shooting Ranges (archery, target shooting)

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* 2. Which FOUR Amenities are MOST IMPORTANT to your household?

  First Choice Second Choice Third Choice Fourth Choice
Small neighborhood parks
Community Gardens
Walking and Biking Trails
Equestrian Trails
Off-Leash Dog Parks
Skateboarding Parks
Baseball Fields
Softball Fields
Covered Picnic Areas
Football Fields
Lacrosee Fields
Soccer Fields
Tennis Courts
Pickleball Courts
Outdoor Basketball/Volleyball Courts
Gymnasium
Swimming Pools/Water Parks/Splash Pads
Open Space Conservation Areas/Trails
Boating and Fishing Areas
Disc Golf Course
Community Center
Large Community Parks
Environmental Education Center
Adventure Area (Ropes Course, Zipline, etc.(
Meeting Rooms/Training Spaces
Performing Arts Venue
Internet Cafe
Shooting Ranges (archery, target shooting)

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* 3. The items listed below focus on PROGRAMS AND SERVICES that may be offered by Powhatan County Parks and Recreation.  For each item, choose the response that best describes, in your opinion, how important or unimportant it would be for the County to offer each of these programs and services.  Answer choices include ‘Very Important,’ ‘Important,’ No Opinion,’ ‘Unimportant,’ and ‘Very Unimportant.’

  Very Important Important No Opinion Unimportant Very Unimportant
Tennis Lessons and Leagues
Programs for People with Special Needs
Community Special Events
Pickleball Lessons/Clinics/Leagues
Outdoor Environmental Programs
Youth Learn to Swim Programs
Water Fitness Programs/Lap Swimming
Recreation/Competitive Swim Teams
Youth Enrichment Programs
After School/Out of Scool Programs and Camps
Youth Basketball/Volleyball Programs
Adult Basketball/Volleyball Programs
Sand Volleyball Programs
Youth Soccer Programs
Youth Baseball /Softball Programs
Performing Arts Programs
Youth Football Programs
Youth Lacrosse Programs
Fitness and Wellness Programs
Open Swim
Open Gymnasium for Drop-In/Pick-Up Basketball/Volleyball
Reservaton/Rental of Picnic Shelters
Reservation/Rental of Indoor Meeting Space
Reservation of Athletic Fields
Programs and Services for Adults 55+
Golf Lessons
Archery
Target Shooting

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* 4. Which FOUR programs and services are most important to your household?

  First Choice Second Choice Third Choice Fourth Choice
Tennis Lessons and Leagues
Programs for People with Special Needs
Community Special Events
Pickleball Lessons/Clinics/Leagues
Outdoor Environmental Programs
Youth Learn to Swim Programs
Water Fitness Programs/Lap Swimming
Recreation/Competitive Swim Teams
Youth Enrichment Programs
After School/Out of Scool Programs and Camps
Youth Basketball/Volleyball Programs
Adult Basketball/Volleyball Programs
Sand Volleyball Programs
Youth Soccer Programs
Youth Basketball/Softball Programs
Performing Arts Programs
Youth Football Programs
Youth Lacrosse Programs
Fitness and Wellness Programs
Open Swim
Open Gymnasium for Drop-In/Pick-Up Basketball/Volleyball
Reservaton/Rental of Picnic Shelters
Reservation/Rental of Indoor Meeting Space
Reservation of Athletic Fields
Programs and Services for Adults 55+
Golf Lessons
Archery
Target Shooting

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* 5. A potential funding source for park and recreation improvements is Powhatan County’s Tax Rate - of which ONE CENT is equal to, on average, $15 per year per household.  

 Currently, ¾ of 1 cent of the County’s $0.88 Tax Rate funds parks and recreation services in Powhatan County.

Please indicate your preferred level of ADDITIONAL TAX RATE financial support for THE IMPROVEMENT of parks and recreation services in Powhatan County (choose one):

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* 6. What words or phrases would you use to describe the PERSONALITY of your community in Powhatan County? (Please check up to three from the list below.)

 
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