Recreation Master Plan Residents Survey- Your Ideas Matter

The Town of Sackville is looking to establish priorities for the future development of our parks and recreation facilities, programs and services.  Your responses to this survey will be used to update our Recreation Master Plan.  Input from the community is an important part of the planning process and helps us identify our goals and objectives for the next five years.  With this plan, we hope to enrich the future of our community and improve the quality of life in Sackville.

* 1. Parks and recreation facilities and programs are important to the quality of life here in Sackville.

* 2. Do our existing facilities and recreation programs meet your needs?

* 3. Are you a Sackville resident

* 4. In year, your age is:

* 5. If you or anyone in your household has a disability, what kind of accommodations would make our facilities easier to use?

* 6. How would you describe your household?

* 7. How can we best let you know about about our events, programs, and services? (Check all that apply.)

* 8. How often do you or a member of your household visit Town of Sackville Parks?

  At least once a week A few times a month Once a month A couple times a year Not at all
Waterfowl Park
Rail Trail from TRHS to Middle Sachville
Bill Johnstone Memorial Park
Lillas Fawcett Park
Memorial Park
Beech Hill Park
Ogden Loop and Crooked Tree Trail Systems
Skateboard/Extreme Bike Park

* 9. Why do you visit our parks? Check all that apply.

* 10. How do you get to our parks? Check all that apply.

* 11. What features would you like to see added in our parks?

  High priority Medium priority Low priority Not needed
More Walking/jogging trails
Outdoor fitness equipment
Mountain Bike trails/track
Leash-free Dog park
Picnic areas/shelters
Charcoal Grills
Picnic tables
Park Benches
Natural Playground equipment

* 12. How would you rate the following concerning our parks?

  Excellent Good Fair Don’t know No opinion
Number and size of parks
Condition of our parks
Condition of our park amenities and features
Variety of park activities
Amount of flexible green (open) space in parks
Connections to and between parks

* 13. How would you rate the following facilities in Town?

  Excellent Good Fair Poor Don't Know No Opinion
Bill Johnstone Memorial Activity Centre
Mount Allison Pool
Mount Allison Fitness Centre
Mount Allison Gymnasium
Marshview Gymnasium
Salem Gymnasium
Tantramar Gymnasium
Middle Sackville Baptist Church Gymnasium
Tantramar Veteran’s Memorial Civic Centre
Quality of sports fields
Quality of tennis courts
Sidewalks in Town
Biking Safely in Town

* 14. In your opinion, how important is it for Sackville to develop, replace and/or maintain the following recreation facilities over the next five years?

  High Priority Medium Priority Low Priority Not Needed
Beech Hill Park Interpretation Centre/meeting space
Indoor gymnasium (for basketball, volleyball, pickleball, and/or badminton)
Indoor walking track
Community Centre
Dedicated art room
Dedicated youth space
Replace/refurbish Mount Allison Pool
Replace/refurbish Mount Allison Gymnasium

* 15. How would you rate the variety of recreational programs for all ages offered by the Town.

* 16. How would you rate the quality of the recreational programs offered by the Town?

* 17. Please rate your satisfaction level with the following programs offered by the Town.

  Dissatisfied Mostly Satisfied Very Satisfied Love it!
Big Buddies
Learn to Run
50+ Aerobics
Primetime Aerobics
Summer Programs
March Break Programs

* 18. If you have young children (ages 0-12), what programs have they participated in during the last 12 months?  Please check all that apply?

* 19. What other children programs would you like to see offered in Sackville??

* 20. If you have any teenagers or consider yourself a youth, what programs have they/you participated in during the last 12 months?  Please check all that apply?

* 21. What other youth programs would you like to see offered in Sackville?

* 22. What ages 18-55 programs in Sackville have you participated in during the last 12 months?  Please check all that apply.

* 23. What other ages 18-55 programs would you like to see offered in Sackville?

* 24. What senior programs (age 55 and older) have you participated in during the last 12 months?  Please check all that apply.

* 25. What other senior programs would you like to see offered in Sackville?

* 26. How do you register for recreation programs with Sackville Recreation? Check at least one.

* 27. What events have you attended in the last 12 months?  Please check all that apply.

* 28. Are there any of the events above you have not heard of?

* 29. How would you rate the following?

  Terrible Not bad Good Excellent Don't know
Variety of art and cultural events
Bridge Street as an event space
Bill Johnstone Memorial Park as an event space
Winterfest Events
Fall Fair Events
Family Day at Doncaster Farm
Canada Day Celebrations
NB Day Celebrations
Sports Recognition Night
New Year’s Levee
BHP Challenge
Sackville Pride Parade
Concerts in the Park
Movies in the Park
Operation Beautification

* 30. What other special events would you like to see happen in Sackville?

* 31. Do you have any other suggestions or comments about Parks and Recreation in the Town of Sackville?

* 32. Did you know there is a “Cycling Without Age” accessible bicycle in Town that can be used free of charge for anyone who would like to experience a bike ride but cannot pilot the bicycle themselves? (Contact for more information)

* 33. Would you like to be kept informed of progress on the Recreation Master Plan?

* 34. Would you like to be added to our monthly e-newsletter list?

* 35. Would you be interested in being contacted about volunteer opportunities with Town of Sackville Programs and Events?