1. 2020-2027 Longmeadow Open Space/Recreation Survey

Longmeadow is in the process of updating its Open Space Plan. Your responses to this questionnaire will help town committees, boards and departments set priorities for open space and recreation planning and policy to qualify for state and federal grant programs.

A current plan is an important component of qualifying for and receiving certain grants. Please help Longmeadow by taking this opportunity to express your opinions about open space and recreation in Longmeadow.

Open space may include both public and private lands. Recreation includes active sports such as baseball, tennis, and running as well as passive activities such as birding, walking and picnicking. 

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* 1. Please indicate how important you think the protection of open space in Longmeadow is for the following functions. (Very important, Somewhat important, Somewhat unimportant, Very unimportant)

  Very Important Somewhat important Somewhat unimportant Very Unimportant
Natural Resource Protection
Drinking Water Protection
Aesthetic/Scenic Quality
Historic Character
Passive Recreation (recreational activities that do not require prepared facilities)
Active Recreation (structured individual or team activity that requires use of facility, field, course or equipment)
Wildlife Habitat
Agriculture/Forestry
Climate Resilience
Carbon Sequestration

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* 2. The following list shows a number of recreational activities that people enjoy in Longmeadow or elsewhere in the region. Please check the boxes to tell us your thoughts and level of participation for each of these activities.  You may select more than one box per activity.

  Participate regularly in Longmeadow Adequate space in Town Not adequate space in Town I am unsure if there is adequate space Participate regularly elsewhere
Walking
Jogging
Hiking
Swimming
Road biking/cycling
Off-road/trail/mountain biking
Tennis
Pickleball
Golf
Volleyball
Skateboarding
Horseback riding
Motorized trail use
Cross country skiing
Snowshoeing
Boating/canoeing
Hunting
Fishing
Exercise class
Adult league/ town recreation league sports
Youth league/ town league recreation league sports
Adult pick-up sports
Youth pick-up sports
Playground use
Birding
Nature study
Camping
Picnicking
Dog walking on-leash
Dog walking off-leash

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* 3. Please indicate how often in the past year YOU or YOUR FAMILY have visited and/or used the following public open space areas and recreational activities in Longmeadow?

  Daily Weekly At least once/month Few times/month Few times/year Never
Blinn Memorial Tennis Courts
Bliss Park
Bliss (Reynolds) Swimming Pool
Bliss baseball fields
Bliss tennis courts
Community House
Greenwood Park
Greenwood Swimming Pool
Greenwood Center
Greenwood playground
Council on Aging
Wolf Swamp Road Fields
Wolf Swamp Road Trails and Conservation area
Turner Park- Athletic Fields
Turner Park- Pond and Trails
Laurel Park
Storrs Park- Strople field
Storrs Park- DiPippo field
Fanny Stebbins Wildlife Refuge
The Meadows
Town Green
Community Gardens on Longmeadow Street
Connecticut River access dock on Anthony Road
Williams Middle School fields
Williams Middle School gymnasium
Glenbrook Middle School fields
Glenbrook Middle School gymnasium
Longmeadow High School fields
Longmeadow High School swimming pool
Longmeadow High School gymnasium
Center School gymnasium
Center School playground
Wolf Swamp School fields
Wolf Swamp School gymnasium
Wolf Swamp School playground
Blueberry Hill School fields
Blueberry Hill School gymnasium
Blueberry Hill School playground

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* 4. Please check all of the following that are important to you:

  Not important Neutral Important Very important I do not know what this is
Protecting farmland/agricultural land
Protecting forests
Protecting water quality
Protecting wildlife habitats
Maintaining non-motorized trails
Expanding non-motorized trails
Maintaining motorized trails
Expanding motorized trails
Preserving scenic views
Improving safety of existing recreation resources
Improving organized sports/recreational programming/opportunities for adults
Improving organized sports/recreational programming/opportunities for youth
Improving public access to local waterways
Improve information resources about local recreational opportunities
Improve signage at existing recreational properties/facilities
Expanding sidewalks
Adding on-road bike lanes
Expanding connections and access to existing off-road trails
Protecting/preserving the natural functions of floodplains
Recreational land use
Development of synthetic turf for athletic use

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* 5. Would you be interested in learning more about about (check all that apply):

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* 6. Do you have anything else to tell or ask us about natural resources, land conservation, open space or recreation needs in Longmeadow?

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* 7. Who is completing this survey?

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* 8. Please add your email if you'd like to be informed of future meetings, progress and follow up regarding the Longmeadow Open Space and Recreation Plan.  Thank you!

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