COLUMBUS COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION SURVEY

Over the next 8 months the Columbus County Parks and Recreation Department will be preparing a Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master plan to guide improvements over the next 10 years. Through research and public input, this plan will assess the current parks and recreation facilities, determine community recreation needs and identify needed improvements. The purpose of this project is to develop a community-supported plan that provides guidance to the county's parks and recreation department to effectively prioritize, fund, develop, and manage parks, recreation facilities, open space, trials, and recreation programs.

A major component of this process is this community-wide needs assessment survey. Your participation is crucial in determining the future direction and goals of our community's recreation and parks. Even if you do not currently participate in any recreation programs or utilize the park system in any way, your survey answers will still be important.

We appreciate your time and efforts to make Columbus County a great place to live, work and play.

Sincerely,
Columbus County Parks and Recreation Department

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* 1. For each of the facilities listed below, please indicate how often you and/or your family have visited in the past year.

  1-5 visits 6-11 visits 12 or more visits No visits this year Not aware of this facility
Fitness Park
Edgewood Park
Riegelwood Community Park
Old Dock Community Park
Fair Bluff Riverwalk Park
Carver Community Park
Progressive Women's Park
Cerro Gordo Athletic Fields
Chadbourn Depot Museum
Civitan Park - Orange St., Tabor City
Tabor City Recreation Complex
Lake Tabor Park
Bogue Community Park
Elra  & Gertrude Spaulding Community Park
St. James Community Park
Elizabeth Brinkley Park
Council Field
Bolton Park
Buckhead Park
Sandyfield Park
Ransom Community Park

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* 2. For each of the parks facilities listed below, please indicate your level of satisfaction with the amenities. Provide additional comments to supplement your feedback.

  Very Satisfied Somewhat Satisfied Not Satisfied Don't Know
Fitness Park
Edgewood Park
Riegelwood Community Park
Old Dock Community Park
Fair Bluff Riverwalk Park
Carver Community Park
Progressive Women's Park
Cerro Gordo Athletic Fields
Chadbourn Depot Museum
Civitan Park
Tabor City Recreation Complex
Lake Tabor Park
Bogue Community Park
Elra & Gertrude Spaulding Community Park
St. James Community Park
Elizabeth Brinkley Park
Council Field
Bolton Park
Buckhead Park
Sandyfield Park
Ransom Community Park

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* 3. Do you think the following facilities, programs, and activities provided in Columbus County are currently meeting the needs of the community? Please check the appropriate response.

  Very Satisfied Somewhat Satisfied Not Satisfied Don't Know
Parks/Park Land
Trails/Greenways
Baseball Fields
Softball Fields
Soccer Fields 
Basketball Courts
Tennis/Pickleball Courts
Volleyball Courts
Water Play - Splash Pad
Playground for all abilities
Dog Parks
Picnic Facilities
Athletic Programs
Fitness Programs
Pre-School Early Childhood Programs
Teen Programs
Senior/Active Adult Programs
Arts Programs
Adventure Programs
Aquatic Programs
Nature Programs
Access to Gymnasium
Summer Camps
Special Events/Seasonal
Adult Sports Leagues
Programs for Individuals with Special Needs

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* 4. Please indicate what you feel is the level of need for each item listed below that Columbus County should consider adding in the future.

  Top priority need Somewhat needed Probably not needed Definitely not needed Don't know
Parks/Park Land
Trails/Greenways
Baseball Fields
Softball Fields
Soccer Fields 
Basketball Courts
Tennis/Pickleball Courts
Volleyball Courts
Water Play - Splash Pad
Playground for all abilities
Dog Parks
Picnic Facilities
Athletic Programs
Fitness Programs
Pre-School Early Childhood Programs
Teen Programs
Senior/Active Adult Programs
Arts Programs
Adventure Programs
Aquatic Programs
Nature Programs
Access to Gymnasium
Summer Camps
Special Events/Seasonal
Adult Sports Leagues
Programs for Individuals with Special Needs

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* 5. Using the list below indicate how often you take part in the following activities, whether through the Columbus County Parks and Recreation Department or not:

  Very often Often Occasionally Never
Individual and Family Activity such as walking, bicycling, picnicking, bird watching, visiting a playground
Organized Athletic Activity such as Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Softball
Special Events such as holiday special events, volunteer events, or community celebrations 
Classes or Programs such as Summer Camps, Fitness Programs like Yoga or Barre, Senior programs

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* 6. How would you rate the Columbus County Parks and Recreation programs and activities?

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* 7. Please place a check next to the Youth Programs/Leagues that you OR your family have and/or would like to participate in. (Note: blank answers will be counted as no participation and/or no interest).

  Have participated in Would like to participate in
Youth Sports: Adaptive Sports for Special Needs
Youth Sports: Baseball League
Youth Sports: Basketball League
Youth Sports: Cheerleading
Youth Sports: Disc Golf League
Youth Sports: Flag Football
Youth Sports: Lacrosse League
Youth Sports: Skating/Skateboarding
Youth Sports: Soccer League
Youth Sports: Softball League
Youth Sports: Off road biking (BMX, Mountain Biking)
Youth Sports: Sports Camp
Youth Sports: Swim Team
Youth Sports: Tennis Programs
Youth Sports: Volleyball

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* 8. Please place a check next to the Adult Sports Programs/Leagues that you OR your family have and/or would like to participate in. (Note: blank answers will be counted as no participation and/or no interest).

  Have participated in Would like to participate in
Adult Sports: Adaptive Sports for Special Needs
Adult Sports: Baseball League
Adult Sports: Basketball League
Adult Sports: Disc Golf
Adult Sports: Flag Football League
Adult Sports: Kickball League
Adult Sports: Pickleball
Adult Sports: Soccer League
Adult Sports: Softball League
Adult Sports: Swim Team
Adult Sports: Tennis League
Adult Sports: Ultimate Frisbee
Adult Sports: Volleyball League
Adult Sports: Futsal

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* 9. Please place a check next to the Active Adults/Seniors Programs/Leagues that you OR your family have and/or would like to participate in. (Note: blank answers will be counted as no participation and/or no interest).

  Have participated in Would like to participate in
Fitness Programs - Yoga, Dancing, Barre
Greenway Walks and Low Impact Hiking
Game Days- Bingo, Cards
Travel- Local and out of Town
Sports- Pickleball
Aquatic Program- Water Aerobics
Art Studio- Sewing, Painting, Crafts

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* 10. Please place a check next to the Special Events, Classes and Activities that you OR your family have and/or would like to participate in. (Note: blank answers will be counted as no participation and/or no interest.)

  Have participated in Would like to participate in
5K/ 10K/ Marathons
Art Shows
Bird Watching
Bicycle Safety Classes
Challenge/Ropes Course
Camping
River Camps (Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddling, Water Safety)
Adventure Trips
Disc Golf
Food Truck Events
Geocaching
Farmers Markets
Preschool Music/ Kindermusik
Nature Programs
Pop-up Park
Programs for Individuals with Special Needs