The City of Williamston is seeking public input as we update the parks and recreation master plan. 

We are eager to hear your ideas about the programs, services, and facilities that the city offers. The survey is anonymous and will take just a few minutes to complete. The survey can be filled out online (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Williamstonpandrsurvey) or returned to Williamston City Hall, either in person or by mail, to 161 E. Grand River Ave., Williamston, MI 48895 by October 26, 2018. 


Thank you for your participation!

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* 1. I believe parks and recreational programs are vital in our community.

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* 2. Please rate the following Williamston parks and recreational facilities in order of importance to you.

  No opinion Not Important at all Somewhat important Extremely important
McCormick Park (downtown along Red Cedar River)
Memorial Park (south of Williamston elementary schools)
Old Mill Park (Red Cedar River Boardwalk)
Howard Dahlstrom Memorial Park (formerly Deer Creek Park)
Volunteers Community Park (located adjacent to The Commons)

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* 3. How would you rate the condition and maintenance of McCormick Park, located downtown along the Red Cedar River?

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* 4. How would you rate the condition and maintenance of Memorial Park, located south of Williamston elementary schools?

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* 5. How would you rate the condition and maintenance of Howard Dahlstrom Memorial Park, formerly Deer Creek Park?

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* 6. How would you rate the condition and maintenance of Volunteers Community Park, located adjacent to the Commons?

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* 7. Which of the following city parks and facilities do you frequent? (select all that apply)

  Never Occasionally Fairly Often Very frequently
McCormick Park
Memorial Park
Old Mill Park (Red Cedar River Boardwalk)
Howard Dahlstrom Memorial Park
Volunteers Community Park

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* 8. If you do not frequent McCormick Park, please tell us why (select all that apply).

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* 9. If you do not frequent Memorial Park, please tell us why (select all that apply).

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* 10. If you do not frequent Volunteers Community Park, please tell us why (select all that apply).

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* 11. Are you satisfied with the number and type of parks available in the City of Williamston?

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* 12. Do the facilities currently available in the City meet the needs of the community, exceed what is needed, or fall short of meeting those needs?

  Meets the Need Exceeds Falls Short Undecided
Performing arts space
Paved biking/walking pathway
Fitness and wellness program area
Park lands
Playgrounds
Athletic fields
Tennis courts
Dog parks
Nature trails
Picnic areas
Pickleball courts
Sand volleyball courts
Public restrooms

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* 13. Select the top three type of recreation or facilities you would most like to see implemented or increased in the City of Williamston? 

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* 14. Please rank the following goals for the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

  Of the highest importance Very important Important Somewhat important Not important
Development of new parks and recreation facilities
Access and transportation to parks
Preservation of natural and cultural resources
High quality of park and facility design
Recreation programming for residents
Updating existing facilities
Maximizing use of facilities by both active and passive users
Acquisition of new property for parkland
Variety of special events at parks facilities
Nature programming activities at parks
Improvement and expansion of Red Cedar River boardwalk
Creation of paved biking/walking pathway

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* 15. By which method do you prefer to learn about Williamston's parks, facilities, recreation programs, and special events?

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* 16. Pavilions at McCormick Park are currently used on a first-come, first-served basis. Should the City of Williamston permit the rental of pavilions for a small fee?

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* 17. How do you usually get to the parks or facilities?

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* 18. What is your age range?

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* 19. Including yourself, how many people live in your household?

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* 20. Do you live in the City of Williamston?

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* 21. If you do not live in the City of Williamston, where do you live?

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* 22. Thank you for participating in the Williamston Parks and Recreation Master Plan survey! Please provide any additional comments that you have for the Parks and Recreation Plan.

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