The City of Vandalia would like your input to help determine parks and recreation priorities for our community. This survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete.

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* 1. Facility Use. Please indicate whether you or members of your household have used or visited each of the following facilities below. 

  Yes No
Vandalia Recreation Center
Vandalia Senior Center
City-owned parks (e.g., Robinette Park, Jeffers Park)
City-owned sports fields (e.g., Sports Complex, Helke Park)
City-owned playgrounds (e.g., Helke Park, Robinette Park)
Private Facilities (e.g., Private Workout Facilities, Yoga Studios)
Cassel Hills Swimming Pool (Seasonal)
Cassel Hills Golf Course (Seasonal)
Other public park and recreation facilities/amenities (e.g., Taylorsville Five Rivers MetroPark, Art Van Atta Park) 

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* 2. Facility Condition. Please indicate your perception of the condition of the following facilities below.

  I do not visit this facility Excellent Good Fair Poor
Vandalia Recreation Center
Vandalia Senior Center
City-owned parks (e.g., Robinette Park, Jeffers Park)
City-owned sports fields (e.g., Sports Complex, Helke Park)
City-owned playgrounds (e.g., Helke Park, Robinette Park)
Private Facilities (e.g., Private Workout Facilities, Yoga Studios)
Cassel Hills Swimming Pool (Seasonal)
Cassel Hills Golf Course (Seasonal)
Other public park and recreation facilities/amenities (e.g., Taylorsville Five Rivers MetroPark, Art Van Atta Park) 

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* 3. Recreation Center Usage:  When visiting the Vandalia Recreation Center, please indicate the activity spaces you or other members of your household use.   If you do not use the Vandalia Recreation Center, please mark "NO" for each of the choices below

  YES NO
Aquatic Center
Fitness Center
Child Care Center
Group Exercise Studio
Gymnasium
Walking Track
Rock Climbing Wall
Meeting Rooms

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* 4. Please rate how well ALL facilities of this type—across the community at large—meet the needs of your household.

  Do not need this amenity 100% Met 75% Met 50% Met 25% Met 0% Met
BMX/dirt bike/pump track or courses
Community gardens
Diamond athletic fields (baseball, softball, etc.)
Disc golf
Dog Park
Indoor event/party/meeting space
Indoor fitness equipment
Indoor gymnasium (basketball courts, volleyball courts, etc.)
Indoor pickleball/tennis/racquetball courts
Indoor walking tracks
Indoor lap swimming pools
Indoor leisure/recreation swimming pools
Mountain hiking/bike trails
Outdoor basketball courts
Outdoor educational nature areas
Outdoor fitness areas/equipment
Outdoor large event space/amphitheater
Outdoor pickleball/tennis/racquetball courts
Outdoor pool
Outdoor shelters
Outdoor track
Outdoor volleyball courts (sand, grass, etc.)
Passive recreation space
Rectangular athletic fields (soccer, lacrosse, football, etc.)
Skate park
Splash pad

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* 5. Please rate how well the recreation programs of this type meets the needs of your household.

  Do not have a need for this program 100% Met 75% Met 50% Met 25% Met 0% Met
Adapted recreation programs
Art, dance performing arts 
Before and after school care
Bird watching
BMX/Skate/Biking programs
Cooking classes
Education classes
Esports/gaming programs
Fitness and wellness classes (Adult)
Fitness and wellness classes (Child)
Free self-directed drop-in activities (cards, dominos, board games, etc.)
Free/low-cost community events
Golf programs
Learn-to-swim programs
Nature education/certification
Outdoor fitness programs
Outdoor trips (single day)
Pickleball leagues
Skate-park programs
Sports leagues
Summer camps
Teen activities
Tennis lessons and leagues
Virtual programs
Volunteer programs
Water fitness classes

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* 6. Special Events. From the following list, please check the SPECIAL EVENT concepts you and the members of your household would be MOST INTERESTED in.

  YES NO
Cultural celebrations/festivals (food, performances, arts, etc.)
Day events/field trips
Entertainment (music, movies, performers, etc.)
Environmental events (Earth Day, Arbor Day, etc.)
Food/beverage (farmers market, tastings, etc.)
Health and wellness events (bike, walk, run, etc.)
 Holiday-themed events (Halloween, Easter, etc.)
Sports tournaments/competitions (basketball, football, soccer, etc.)

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* 7. Please rate how well your needs for program/service of this type are being met by the City of Vandalia and/or other private sector agencies.

  Do not have a need for this program/service 100% Met 75% Met 50% met 25% met 0% met
Alzheimer/Parkinson's programs
Arts and Crafts programs and activities
Cognitive strengthening programs (memory exercises)
Computer classes and programs
Counseling services
Dance lessons and programs
Day trips, tours, and excursions to popular tourist attractions
Evidenced based health programs
Financial services program (tax filing)
Health screenings (blood pressure, cancer, vision, etc.)
Healthy eating programs and dieting programs
Housing programs
Intergenerational programs
Legal assistance programs
Lunch/meal programs
Music classes and programs
Social gatherings
Special interest classes (gardening, writing, book clubs)
Support groups (bereavement, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's)
Transportation programs/services
Veteran specific programs
Volunteer opportunities programs
Weekly programs (cards, billiards, mahjong)

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* 8. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements concerning some potential benefits of the City of Vandalia's parks and recreation system.

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know
Improves my (my household's) physical health and fitness
Helps to reduce crime in my neighborhood and keep kids out of trouble
Makes Vandalia a more desirable place to live
Increases my (my household's) property value