Thank you to everyone who participated in our first round of surveying, in which we received over 2,100 responses. This 2nd round of questions aims to gather additional information on what types of new facilities the community may prefer as well as which potential funding options work best. 

This survey addresses 4 topics and should take less than 5 minutes to complete. We appreciate your input. 
WATER/AQUATICS 

In the first round of surveying, a large number of respondents selected “Water facilities” (i.e. indoor pool, splash pad, water play, etc.) as their top-ranked choice for future recreation facilities in Mt. Lebanon.

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* 1. If you had to choose one new aquatics amenity (in addition to the existing outdoor swim center), which would your household prefer?

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* 2. If outdoor splash pads/spray parks were constructed, which of the two options would your household prefer?


INDOOR RECREATION

When considering a possible new and/or expanded indoor recreation center for Mt. Lebanon, initial survey results found that community members prefer the following (Top 5) facilities to be included within the center: Fitness & weight area, Indoor aquatics, Indoor walking track, Indoor sports courts, and community room/classrooms.  Now, we hope to learn more about your specific preferences.

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* 3. Of the options for Fitness & weight area, which would your household prefer? Select your top 2 choices.

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* 4. How would your household use an indoor track, if it were constructed? Select all that apply.

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* 5. If indoor multi-purpose sports courts were constructed,  which uses would your household enjoy most frequently? Select up to 2.

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* 6. How would your household use a community room/classroom, if it were constructed? Select all that apply.

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* 7. How would your household use indoor aquatics, if it were constructed? Select all that apply.

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* 8. How important is it for indoor aquatics to be included as part of a new/expanded indoor recreation center in Mt. Lebanon?


FINANCING 

Funding for new and/or expanded recreation facilities is supported in part by municipal taxes. Most respondents to the first survey indicated they were willing to pay about $5 more per month to support the municipality's parks and recreation assets. If the municipality were to consider a tax rate increase that would cost each household on average about $5 more per month (or about $60 a year), an additional $675,000 could be generated each year. Also, please note that Mt. Lebanon currently funds parks and recreation out of the general fund while some other municipalities have a dedicated millage towards recreation funding.

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* 9. Would you support an increase in taxes to maintain or expand Mt. Lebanon's current parks, recreation, and open spaces?

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* 10. Would you support an increase in taxes to fund the construction of new recreation facilities in Mt. Lebanon?

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* 11. If a neighboring community pursued the construction of a new recreation facility, would you support Mt. Lebanon partnering to partially fund such a project if Mt. Lebanon residents could use the facility at a reduced rate?



LOCATION

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* 12. Please rate the following possible locations for a new indoor recreation center that includes some of the five assets listed above (Fitness/weights, Indoor aquatics, Indoor Track, Multi-purpose courts, community rooms). How often would you visit each location?

  At least once per week A few times per month A few times per year I would not use
Expansion of the existing recreation center at Main Park
New recreation facility in or near Uptown Business District
New recreation facility within Mt. Lebanon and near the municipal border (i.e. McNeilly Park)
New recreation facility outside of Mt. Lebanon but within 1 mile of the municipal border
New recreation facility outside of Mt. Lebanon and more than 1 mile from the municipal border


Backgound

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* 13. Do you live in Mt. Lebanon?

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* 14. In your household, who uses the parks most often? If used equally, select all that apply.

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* 15. Select your age group.

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* 16. Please feel free to share any additional thoughts you may have related to Mt. Lebanon parks and recreation.

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