We want to hear from you!

Northfield Township is updating its Parks and Recreation Master Plan.  This plan will help guide the Township as it develops and improves its parks and recreation system over the next five years (2020-2025).

We invite you to provide feedback on your experiences and opinions on the parks and recreation facilities, programs, and services offered by Northfield Township, and comment on any improvements or new initiatives you would like to see in the future.

Your input in this plan is crucial to helping Northfield Township make the best investments in parks and recreation over the next five years.  This confidential survey will take about 10 minutes to complete.

You may only submit this survey once. Online and hard-copy surveys must be completed by Monday, December 7, 2020. Hard copy survey submissions must be returned to Northfield Township Hall located at 8350 Main St., Whitmore Lake, MI 48189.  If you have any questions, please contact Northfield Township at (734)-449-2880.
 
Disclaimer: This survey is not a scientific survey. The purpose of this survey is to collect informal opinions to help the Parks and Recreation Commission and Township Board create a Parks and Recreation Plan that reflects community values. The results of this survey will be used to inform the Parks and Recreation Commission and  Township Board in developing the 2021 Parks and Recreation Plan.

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* 1. Please check which of the following parks and recreation facilities you have visited over the past 12 months.

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* 3. Please identify the importance of the following guiding principles for parks and recreation in Northfield Township.

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Enhance the health and wellness of the community through a variety of recreational opportunities throughout the year.
Strive to ensure all new projects are fiscally sustainable
Offer township residents opportunities to walk, run, and bike safely without leaving their community.
Enhance and preserve healthy ecosystems for native plants, fish, and wildlife.
Offer township residents the opportunity to enjoy the Whitmore Lake waterfront.
Foster a township-wide sense of pride in, and support for our community's recreational assets.
Create landscaping showcasing native plantings and natural materials to enhance Northfield Township's natural beauty.
Support agritourism and events featuring the township's farmers.
Encourage safe cycling, hiking and horseback riding on rural roads.
Develop an interconnected network of recreation facilities and trails to enhance quality of life, offer health benefits and provide non-motorized transportation options.
Initiate and maintain community special events or contests to invite, encourage and engage public participation and exploration of township parks and amenities.
Seek, encourage, recognize and reward private investment and participation in the construction and maintenance of park amenities.

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* 4. Please identify the importance of the following possible parks and recreation projects within Northfield Township.

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Extend the River Walk along Horseshoe Lake Drain from the Jennings Road Athletic Complex to Barker Road.
Create trails and boardwalks through the proposed Seven Mile Preserve Park (township-owned land behind the Public Safety Building).
Bandshell
Bathrooms
BMX Park
Canoe/kayak/paddleboard launch
Small neighborhood parks (i.e. playgrounds, pocket parks)
Community green
Disc golf
Farmers market
Fishing pier
Kids' adventure walk through natural areas
Landscaped areas with paths and benches
Parking lot
Pavilion
Playground
Skate park (skateboarding)
Beach/swimming area
Sports field
Trails-paved
Trails-unpaved
Water overlook (bridge/structure/platform with railings hanging over Whitmore Lake)

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* 5. How should the township pay for additional parks and recreation amenities and their maintenance? Please check all that apply.

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* 6. Do you live in Northfield Township?

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* 7. What is your age?

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* 8. Do you have any additional comments regarding parks and recreation in Northfield Township?

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* 9. (Required) Similar to a Public Hearing, you must provide your first name, last name, and address for your survey to be counted.

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* 10. (Optional) Please list your email address if you are interested in learning more or helping with the development of parks and recreation opportunities within Northfield Township. Please also advise if there is a specific project you would like to assist with.

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