Survey Introduction

Let your voice be heard today! The City of Sarasota would like your input to help determine park and recreation priorities for our community. This online survey is one of two surveys currently being completed for this project. The other survey is a random mail-survey being sent to only a limited number of households in the City via United States Parcel Service (USPS). If you happen to receive the mail-survey, please take the time to complete it. This online survey is available for anyone and everyone who is interested in providing their input, regardless of whether you receive or do not receive the random mail-survey. Parks and recreation facilities contribute significantly to your quality of life, and your opinions are very important to us. Please complete this brief survey. We greatly appreciate your time!

* 1. Parks, recreation, and open spaces provide a multitude of benefits. From the following list, please select the top FIVE benefits that are MOST IMPORTANT to you and your household.

  1st choice 2nd choice 3rd choice 4th choice 5th choice
Community character (quality of the built environment, neighborhoods, streetscapes, etc.)
Community safety
Conservation of natural areas
Economic development (helping the city to be more vibrant, increasing property values, and attracting/retaining business)
Education (arts, culture, science, etc.)
Food production education/community gardens
Neighborhood/Community open space for social interactions and play (creating sense of community/bringing people together)
Recreation and athletics
Sustainability (ecological, fiscal, and social equity)
Transportation/Connectivity (i.e. bike lanes, greenways)
Preserving the heritage of the City of Sarasota
Promotion of holistic health (physical, social engagement, psychological), wellness, and fitness
Youth development
Other

* 2. Please CHECK ALL of the following City of Sarasota parks and facilities that you or members of your household have visited during the past 12 months.

* 3. Below please find a list of  Parks and Recreation amenities. Please indicate if you or any member of your household NEED MORE, if there are ALREADY ENOUGH, or if there are TOO MANY of the type of recreation facilities listed below. 

  NEED MORE ALREADY ENOUGH TOO MANY
Baseball/Softball fields
Boating access - Motorized
Boating access - Non-Motorized (e.g. canoe, kayak)
Community/Recreation/Teen centers
Community gardens
Disc golf course
Fishing pier
Dog park
Game tables (e.g. chess, checkers, dominoes, etc.)
Golf course
Indoor fitness centers
Indoor gymnasiums (basketball, volleyball)
Indoor gymnastics area
Indoor nature center
Indoor swimming pool
Large community parks
Multi-purpose fields
Natural areas/Nature parks
Neighborhood parks
Outdoor basketball courts
Outdoor fitness equipment
Outdoor football/soccer/lacrosse fields
Outdoor swimming pool
Park shelters and picnic areas
Paved multi-purpose areas
Paved multi-purpose trails
Performance arts center
Pickleball courts
Playgrounds
Restrooms at existing parks
Sand volleyball
Senior centers
Sidewalks
Skate park
Sprayground/Splash pads
Tennis courts
Unpaved walking and hiking trails
Food concessions
Park benches/seating
Other

* 4. Which FOUR amenities listed below, are MOST IMPORTANT to your household?

  1st choice 2nd choice 3rd choice 4th choice
Baseball/Softball fields
Boating access - Motorized
Boating access - Non-Motorized (e.g. canoe, kayak)
Community/Recreation/Teen centers
Community gardens
Disc golf course
Fishing pier
Dog park
Game tables (e.g. chess, checkers, dominoes, etc.)
Golf course
Indoor fitness centers
Indoor gymnasiums (basketball, volleyball)
Indoor gymnastics area
Indoor nature center
Indoor swimming pool
Large community parks
Multi-purpose fields
Natural areas/Nature parks
Neighborhood parks
Outdoor basketball courts
Outdoor fitness equipment
Outdoor football/soccer/lacrosse fields
Outdoor swimming pool
Park shelters and picnic areas
Paved multi-purpose areas
Paved multi-purpose trails
Performance arts center
Pickleball courts
Playgrounds
Restrooms at existing parks
Sand volleyball
Senior centers
Sidewalks
Skate park
Sprayground/Splash pads
Tennis courts
Unpaved walking and hiking trails
Food concessions
Park benches/seating
Other

* 5. Below please find a list of Parks and Recreation programs and activities. Please indicate if you or any member of your household NEED MORE, if there are ALREADY ENOUGH, or if there are TOO MANY of the type of recreation programs and activities listed below.

  NEED MORE ALREADY ENOUGH TOO MANY
Adult athletic leagues
Adult education (e.g. GED, degree, trade)
Adult fitness/wellness
Adult learn to swim
Adult performing arts/dance
Athletic special events (e.g. 5k, marathons)
Before and after school programs
Camps (e.g. summer/school break)
Child day care
Community meetings
Community special events (e.g. concerts, green markets, festivals)
Cooking classes
Date Night/Parents Night Out child care
Digital media, photography programs
Education lecture series
Footgolf
Galas, formal events
Gymnastics
Language classes
Movies in the park
Music programs
Nature programs/environmental education
Outdoor dining
Preschool programs
Programs for people with disabilities
Senior education (e.g. computer, special interest)
Senior leisure programs
Teen programs
Temporary art exhibits
Video games/virtual gaming
Water fitness
Youth arts/painting/crafts/drawing classes
Youth athletic leagues
Youth education (e.g. computer, programming, special interest classes)
Youth fitness/wellness
Youth learn to swim
Youth performing arts/dance
Other

* 6. Which FOUR activities/programs listed below, are MOST IMPORTANT to your household?

  1st choice 2nd choice 3rd choice 4th choice
Adult athletic leagues
Adult education (e.g. GED, degree, trade)
Adult fitness/wellness
Adult learn to swim
Adult performing arts/dance
Athletic special events (e.g. 5k, marathons)
Before and after school programs
Camps (e.g. summer/school break)
Child day care
Community meetings
Community special events (e.g. concerts, green markets, festivals)
Cooking classes
Date Night/Parents Night Out child care
Digital media, photography programs
Education lecture series
Footgolf
Galas, formal events
Gymnastics
Language classes
Movies in the park
Music programs
Nature programs/environmental education
Outdoor dining
Preschool programs
Programs for people with disabilities
Senior education (e.g. computer, special interest)
Senior leisure programs
Teen programs
Temporary art exhibits
Video games/virtual gaming
Water fitness
Youth arts/painting/crafts/drawing classes
Youth athletic leagues
Youth education (e.g. computer, programming, special interest classes)
Youth fitness/wellness
Youth learn to swim
Youth performing arts/dance
Other

* 7. Please CHECK ALL of the following reasons that prevent you or other members of your household from using the parks, greenway trails, and recreation facilities of the City of Sarasota.

* 8. Please indicate how supportive you would be of each of the following actions that the City of Sarasota could take to improve the Parks and Recreation system.

  Very Supportive Somewhat Supportive Not Sure Not Supportive
Acquiring land for developing parks and recreation facilities
Acquiring land for developing sports/athletic fields and courts
Acquiring land for developing sports complexes for travel leagues regional/national competitions that attract tourism
Acquiring land to preserve greenspace, tree canopy, and provide access to natural areas
Acquiring land to develop more greenways and trails
Completely redesigning and renovating existing parks to meet resident needs and priorities
Developing a Teen Center
Developing an Indoor Pool/Aquatics Center
Developing new athletic fields and courts
Developing new greenways trails, high quality bicycle facilities, and shaded sidewalks that enhance connectivity
Developing new parks and recreation facilities to meet resident needs and priorities
Expanding park resources to improve facility maintenance