For the city’s overall existing parks and trails system

Dear Resident,

The City of Watsonville is currently assessing the existing and future needs for recreation, programs and facilities within the city’s trails and parks.  We are developing a long-range strategic plan for the city’s overall trails and parks system, and conceptual plans for City Plaza and Ramsay Park.  Our goals for this planning process include the following:

•       Coordination and update of the City’s trails and parks resources and amenities to reflect current and future needs of residents and visitors.

•       Respond to city wide trails and parks usage as it relates to surrounding uses and neighborhoods.

•       Coordination of user group objectives

•       Building code and infrastructural improvements

We would like your input to help us determine what is missing and what is needed.

This survey has three parts. The first is for the overall city parks and trails system, the second is for City Plaza and the third is for Ramsay Park.

Please help us by taking the time to answer the following questions. You can also complete the survey on our website: www.watsonvillerec.com. Each member of your household ages 16 and over is asked to fill out a separate questionnaire. Unless otherwise instructed, check only one answer to each question. If you have any questions, please call us at (831) 768.3240. Thank you for your time and help.

Nick Calubaquib

Parks & Community Services Director

City of Watsonville

The following questions are regarding your opinions on Watsonville parks and recreation services and facilities in general:

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* 1. What are the ages of our family members in your household (please select all that apply)?

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* 2. How long have you lived in the Watsonville?

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* 3. Does anyone in your family have a disability? If so, how many?

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* 4. If so to question 3, what type of disability (please select all that apply)?

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* 5. How far away do you live from a city trail?

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* 6. How far away do you live from a city park?

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* 7. How would you rate the overall level of Park and Recreation services in the City of Watsonville?

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* 8. How satisfied are you with the job the City of Watsonville is doing with the following:

  Very Satisfied Somewhat Satisfied Somewhat Dissatisfied Very Dissatisfied No Opinion
Maintenance and cleanliness of city parks and recreation facilities
Availability and condition of play structures and equipment in city parks
Quality of service provided by parks and recreation department staff
Safety of city parks
Availability of recreation programs
Availability of city-wide events and festivals, such as the Strawberry Festival
Registration system for recreation programs and classes

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* 9. How often in the last 12 months have you or a member of your household used a city trail?

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* 10. How often in the last 12 months have you or a member of your household visited a city park?

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* 11. In general, why do you use the city trails? (Please prioritize the following list by writing in #1 for your primary reason, a #2 for your secondary reason, and a #3 for your third reason, etc.)

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* 12. In general, why do you visit city parks? (Please prioritize the following list by writing a #1 for your primary reason, a #2 for your secondary reason, and a #3 for your third reason, etc.)

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* 13. Is there anything that prevents you, or members of your household, from visiting city parks or recreation facilities more often? Select all that apply.

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* 14. How often have you used the city park facilities in the last 12 months? (Specify number of times for each facility)

  Never 1-5 6-20 21-40 41+ Weekly Daily
Playgrounds
Park walking paths
Tennis courts
Lawn areas
Picnic facilities
Community Center
Swimming facilities

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* 15. Do you use pathways within parks for exercise?

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* 16. From the following list of facilities, which are most important in the city trails system (Please select your top 3 preferred choices)

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* 17. Which of the following amenities are most needed in the city’s parks (Please select your top 3 preferred choices)

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* 18. How would you like to incorporate public art along city trails?

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* 19. How would you like to incorporate public art in city parks?

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* 20. In the past 12 months, have you, or a member of your household, attended any city recreation program or event sponsored by the Watsonville Parks and Community Services
Department?

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* 21. If programs were to be added to the existing city recreation programs, what additional activities should be offered? (Please check your top 5 choices).

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* 22. Which of the following recreational facilities are most needed (Please select your top 3 preferred choices)?

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* 23. How do you get to city trails?

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* 24. How do you get to city parks?

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* 25. Would you reduce your driving to the park if more bicycle parking, a local bus or a shuttle service was provided?

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* 26. How is the parking capacity at trail heads?

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* 27. How is the parking capacity at the city’s parks?

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* 28. For group picnic areas what is most important?  Select all that apply:

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* 29. At the group picnic areas how many people should each group picnic hold?

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* 30. Where do you typically get information about local parks, recreation programs, events, and facilities? Select all that apply:

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* 31. How many times a year do you participate in the following activities? Please check the appropriate box.

  None 1-5 Times 6-10 Times 11-15 Times 16-20 Times 21-30 Times 30+ Times
Badminton
Baseball
Basketball
Bicycling for Pleasure
Bird Watching / Feeding
Bocce
Computer (Personal)
Concerts
Croquet
Cultural Arts Classes, Activities and Events
Dog Walking
Drama (Participate)
Exercising / Aerobics
Fairs & Festivals
Family Activities
Field Hockey
Football
Gardening
Gymnastics
Handball / Racquetball 
Horseshoes
Instructional Classes
Jogging / Running
Lacrosse 
Musical Instruments (Playing)
Nature Walks
Painting / Sketching
Photography
Picnicking 
Playground (Visit / Play)
Roller Skating / In-Line Skating
Rugby
Skateboarding
Shuffle Board
Soccer
Softball
Summer Camps
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball (Outdoor / Sand)
Walking, Hiking or Running

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* 32. From all of the recreation activities listed in this question, pick the ten (10) activities you would most like to do if the facilities were available. Rank them in order of your preference in the provided column. For example, write 1 next to your favorite activity, write 2 next to your second choice, etc.