Take the survey to help create the plan!

The Town of Holland is writing an Open Space and Recreation Plan and we are looking for input from residents of the town. The last plan was written in 2004. With a current plan Holland would be able to receive funding from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to purchase land for trails, recreational areas and open space.

This meeting will help identify the needs of the community and input from all residents is sought to create a comprehensive plan that addresses the kinds of open space and recreation opportunities the people of Holland would like.

This survey asks questions regarding the kinds of recreation people participate in, the special “sights” of Holland and what kinds of family activities people are interested in such as enjoying the lake, taking a walk, playing baseball, hunting, etc… 

Questions?  Please contact Holland residents Howie Fife (413-245-3124) or Jennifer Ohop (hollandosrp@gmail.com) 
Thank you for your participation!

* 1. What type of land is most important to protect or acquire in Holland?

* 2. What do you think symbolizes Holland's unique character?  Please list landscapes, views, locations or other outdoor experiences.  Where might you take a visitor or guest?

* 3. What are you interested in?

* 4. Have you participated in any of the following activities/sprots in the past 12 months?  If there was/is a town program or facility that offered the activity, would you/do you use it?

  I have done this in the past 12 months I would use a town facility/program if it was offered for this activity.
ATV use
Bicycling
Boating
Camping
Canoeing/Kayaking
Dancing
Equestrian
Fishing
Geocaching
Hiking
Hunting and/or Trapping
Ice Skating
Picnicking
Running
Skateboarding
Snowmobiling
Swimming
X-C Skiing
Walking
Basketball
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Softball
Softball
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track & Field
Volleyball
Yoga

* 5. Please rate the availability of recreational opportunities in Holland for the following groups:

  Very Good Good Adequate Needs Improvement Don't Know
Pre-school children
Elementary school children
Teens & Young adults
Adults
Seniors
People with disabilities

* 6. How often do you use the following recreational facilities/areas?

  Often Sometimes Rarely Never I did not know this exsisted
Lake Siog Park
Quinebaug Water Trail
Lake Siog Pass Trail
Lost Lake
Holland Pond Boat Ramp
Quinebaug Woods
Public Boat Launch on Hamilton Reservoir
Hitchcock Field
Playground at the Elementary School
May Brook Glen
Programs/Classes offered at the Community Center
Holland Library
Helen Kreiger Conservation Area
Holland Rod & Gun Club
Property owned by Norcross

* 7. To what extent did the following factors affect your decision to live in Holland?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important Strongly Agree
Family
Job
Easy Commute
Cost of Living
Rural Character
Outdoor Recreation
Schools

* 8. Which of the following would you do or support to preserve open space and recreaion land in Holland?

* 9. How long have you lived/owned in Holland?

* 10. What is your age?

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