The Open Space and Recreation Plan Update will inventory existing parks, playgrounds, athletic facilities, schoolyards and other lands of conservation interest, identify community needs and establish a prioritized action plan for improving passive and active recreational properties, facilities, programs and related amenities throughout the community. The updating of the plan will make the Town eligible for state funding for various open space and recreation project initiatives.    

YOUR OPINION COUNTS!

How many members live in your household (including yourself)?

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* 1. How many members live in your household (including yourself)?

How many people of the following age groups live in your household?

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* 2. How many people of the following age groups live in your household?

  1 2 3 4 5
0 - 4 years
5 - 9 years
10 - 14 years
15 - 18 years
19 - 25 years
26 - 39 years
40 - 65 years
> 65 years
How many years have you lived in Wayland?

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* 3. How many years have you lived in Wayland?

Do you or any member of your household have any of the following conditions?

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* 4. Do you or any member of your household have any of the following conditions?

  Yes No
Blindness, deafness, or a severe vision or hearing impairment?
A condition that substantially limits one or more basic physical activities such as walking, climbing stairs, reaching, lifting, or carrying?
How important is it for the town to acquire and preserve open space for natural resource protection? (meadows, agricultural land, waterways, wetlands, floodplain, aquifer, etc.)

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* 5. How important is it for the town to acquire and preserve open space for natural resource protection? (meadows, agricultural land, waterways, wetlands, floodplain, aquifer, etc.)

How important is it for the town to acquire and preserve areas and facilities for active recreational use? (more physically-intensive: running, children's play, soccer, baseball, etc.)

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* 6. How important is it for the town to acquire and preserve areas and facilities for active recreational use? (more physically-intensive: running, children's play, soccer, baseball, etc.)

How important is it for the town to acquire and preserve areas and facilities for passive recreational use? (less physically-intensive: nature walks, photography, painting, picnics, etc.)

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* 7. How important is it for the town to acquire and preserve areas and facilities for passive recreational use? (less physically-intensive: nature walks, photography, painting, picnics, etc.)

To help us understand your priorities for existing open space and acquiring new open space, please indicate the importance of the following:

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* 8. To help us understand your priorities for existing open space and acquiring new open space, please indicate the importance of the following:

  Very Important Important Neutral Less Important
Maintenance and/or improving existing open space and recreation areas and facilities
Acquisition of additional land for conservation purposes
Acquisition of additional land specifically for new recreational facilities (playing fields etc.)
Equal emphasis on both maintaining/improving existing properties and acquiring new properties
How important to you are each of the following resources based on your use of Wayland open space and recreation areas?

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* 9. How important to you are each of the following resources based on your use of Wayland open space and recreation areas?

  Very Important Important Neutral Less Important
Areas for appreciation and observation of nature and wildlife
Areas for outdoor education about nature
Team and competitive sports facilities (basketball, soccer, field hockey, etc.)
Passive recreation areas (walking, bird watching, photography, tai chi, etc.)
Areas for reading, relaxation or contemplation
Areas for aerobic exercise (running, biking, etc)
Areas for dog walking and play
Areas for social interaction (picnics, group events, etc.)
Areas for fishing
Areas for swimming
Access for canoes, kayaks
Areas for scenic views
Areas for winter activities (sledding, ice skating, etc.)
Playgrounds and activities for young children
Areas for community gardens
How important are the following objectives?

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* 10. How important are the following objectives?

  Very Important Important Neutral Less Important
Increase the number, length and connectivity of trails
Improve visibility and promote availability of open space properties that are available for public use & enjoyment
Update/improve neighborhood parks
Increase number of family picnic areas
Increase active recreation areas (basketball, tennis, etc.)
Protect wetlands, rivers, streams and ponds (from encroachment, development or overuse).
Set aside additional areas for conservation
Preserve scenic areas and views
Protect drinking water supply
Improve playgrounds for children
Increase the number of playgrounds
Increase accessibility to recreation facilities for persons with disabilities
Preserve historic character
Create healthier transportation options (bike paths, multi-use trails, etc.)
Prevent pollution of lakes, ponds, brooks, and streams from pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals and storm water runoff
Reduce flooding and control storm water
Enhance forest management and planting initiatives to enhance air quality, provide wildlife habitat, add to scenic character
Increasing access to the Sudbury River
Improving access to other water bodies
What are the most significant needs regarding the supply, quality, public access, or accessibility of open spaces and facilities? Please list no more than three town needs in order of their importance to you.

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* 11. What are the most significant needs regarding the supply, quality, public access, or accessibility of open spaces and facilities? Please list no more than three town needs in order of their importance to you.

What public outdoor open space, recreation, and conservation lands do you and members of your household use most often? (Please select no more than 3)

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* 12. What public outdoor open space, recreation, and conservation lands do you and members of your household use most often? (Please select no more than 3)

 What privately owned outdoor open space, recreation, and conservation lands do you and members of your household use most often? (Please select no more than 3)

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* 13.  What privately owned outdoor open space, recreation, and conservation lands do you and members of your household use most often? (Please select no more than 3)

Please answer the following questions about your satisfaction with the town’s recreational areas (very much, somewhat, very little, not at all):

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* 14. Please answer the following questions about your satisfaction with the town’s recreational areas (very much, somewhat, very little, not at all):

  Very Much Somewhat Very Little Not At All
Do the town’s current outdoor recreational areas meet your needs?
How satisfied are you with the facilities for children and youth to play and recreate in town?
How satisfied are you with the facilities for adults to play and recreate in town?
Do you know where all the open space and recreation resources are in town?

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* 15. Do you know where all the open space and recreation resources are in town?

Are you satisfied with the current types of recreational and conservation area programming offered by the town? (Hiking, biking, organized sports, environmental education, etc.)

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* 16. Are you satisfied with the current types of recreational and conservation area programming offered by the town? (Hiking, biking, organized sports, environmental education, etc.)

If you answered “No” to the previous question, in what ways can the current recreational and conservation area programming be improved?

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* 17. If you answered “No” to the previous question, in what ways can the current recreational and conservation area programming be improved?

What other types of recreational and conservation area programming would you like to see offered by town?

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* 18. What other types of recreational and conservation area programming would you like to see offered by town?

Please identify any existing recreation or conservation areas in town that you would like to see improved.

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* 19. Please identify any existing recreation or conservation areas in town that you would like to see improved.

Please identify any particular properties in town that you would like to see acquired for conservation or recreational purposes and include the reason why.

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* 20. Please identify any particular properties in town that you would like to see acquired for conservation or recreational purposes and include the reason why.

If you would like to know more about these resources, how would you like to receive that information?

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* 21. If you would like to know more about these resources, how would you like to receive that information?

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