City of Trenton Parks and Recreation Community Survey
RequiredRequired Question(s)
Required 1.
Are you a resident of Trenton?
Yes
No, but own a Trenton Business
No, but work in Trenton
No, but utilize Trenton Parks and Recreation Services
Required 2.
Please indicate the area of the city in which you live.
East of Fort Street and between King and Van Horn
East of Fort Street and North of King
East of Fort Street and South of Van Horn
West of Fort Street and North of West Road
West of Fort Street and South of West Road
West of Fort Street and South of Van Horn
Required 3.

From the list below, please check ALL Trenton Parks you and members of your household have used/visited during the past year. Select all that apply. If none, indicate so under other.

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Affholter Park
Haas Park
Rotary Park
Kennedy Park
Lathrop Park
Lexington Park
Lions Park
MacArthur Park
North McLouth Park
South McLouth Park
Meyer Ellias Park
Slocum Truax Park
Tefend Park
Teifer Park
Williamson Park
Cambridge Tot Lot
Cora Tot Lot
Emeline Tot Lot
Syckelmoore Tot Lot
Southwicke Square Tot Lot
Other  
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Required 4.
Overall, how would you rate the physical condition of ALL Trenton parks you have visited.
Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor
Required 5.

From the list below, please check all the Facilities managed by Trenton Parks and Recreation that you or members of your household have used/visited during the past year.

Cultural Center (Emily Frank Farm House/Barn/Garden Complex)
Kennedy Recreation Center (Ice Arenas)
Kennedy Outdoor Aquatic Center (pool)
Rotary Park Boat Ramp
Elizabeth Park Marina (managed by Trenton Parks and Recreation)
Westfield Activities Center
Other  
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Required 6.
How would you rate the physical condition of ALL Trenton facilities you have visited?
Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor
Required 7.
Approximately how many different recreation programs/services offered by Trenton Parks and Recreation have you or members of your household participated in over the past 12 months?
1 program
2 to 3 programs
4 to 6 programs
7 to 10 programs
11 or more programs
have not participated in any programs during the past 12 months
Other  
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Required 8.

How would you rate the overall quality of programs/services in which you or members of your household have participated?



Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor
Required 9.

Please check all the ways you learn about Trenton Parks and Recreation programs and activities.



Newspaper articles/advertising
Trenton Parks and Recreation website
Trenton Parks and Recreation Buzz Magazine
Social Media (facebook, twitter, instagram)
Cable access television
Flyers at Community Facilities
School Flyers
E-mail Newsletters
Conversation with staff
Word of mouth
Direct mailings
Digital marquee
Other  
Required 10.
Please check ALL the POTENTIAL Social Network sites you and members of your household would use to stay current with Trenton Parks and Recreation programs and activities.
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google Plus
Instagram
Other  
Required 11.
From the following list, please check ALL the reasons that prevent you and members of your household from using parks, recreation facilities and programs offered by Trenton Parks and Recreation more often.
Facilities are not well maintained
Program or facility not offered
Facilities lack right equipment
Security is insufficient
Lack of quality programs
Too far from our residence
Class/program is full
Program times are not convenient
Use facilities in other communities
Fees are too high
Poor customer service by staff
Use services in other agencies
Not accessible for persons with disabilities
I do not know what is being offered
Operating hours not convenient
Registration for programs is difficult
Poor health/mobility
Lack of time
Lack of accessible parking
None
Other  
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Required 12.
Please rate the following community assets (pride points) which, in your opinion, best identifies the City of Trenton and should be showcased to create a positive sense of place?
 Don't Know Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree 
Waterfront Community - Natural Resources
Small town charm
High quality city services
Historic value
Desirable location to all of the Tri-County Area
Parks and Recreation
Trenton Public Schools
Community involvement
Business Districts
Safe community
Required 13.
Please rate the following park ammenities available to Trenton residents on how well your needs are being met.
 Do not have need 0% Met 25% Met 50% Met 75% Met 100% Met 
soccer fields
youth baseball/softball fields
adult softball fields
outdoor tennis courts
playground equipment
outdoor basketball courts
walking and biking path/trail
park shelters and picnic areas
open space/natural area
disc golf
Required 14.
Which four park ammenities from the list below are most important to your household?
soccer fields
youth baseball/softball fields
nature-based play area
outdoor tennis courts
playground equipment
outdoor basketball courts
walking and biking path/trails
park shelter/picnic area
open space/natural area
inline skating courts
pickleball
disc golf
Other  
Required 15.
Please rate the following facilities available to Trenton residents on how well your needs are being met.
 Do not have need 0% Met 25% Met 50% Met 75% Met 100% Met 
Outdoor Aquatic Center - Kennedy Pool
Cultural Center
Kennedy Recreation Center - Ice Arenas
Westfield Activities Center
Boat Launch - Rotary Park
Elizabeth Park Marina (managed by Trenton Parks and Recreation)
Required 16.
Which three facilities from the list below are most important to your household?
Outdoor Aquatic Center - Kennedy Pool
Cultural Center
Kennedy Recreation Center - Ice Arenas
Westfield Activities Center
Boat Launch - Rotary Park
Elizabeth Park Marina (managed by Trenton Parks and Recreation)
Other  
Required 17.
Please rate the following parks and recreation programs/services available to Trenton residents on how well your needs are being met.
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Senior Transportation
Senior Citizen Programs
Health and Wellness Programs (i.e. fitness classes)
Aquatic Programs (i.e. learn to swim)
Cultural Center Programs (i.e. art, music, cooking, gardening)
Skating Programs (i.e. figure skating lessons)
Adult Sports
Youth Sports
Enrichment Programs
Nature Programs
Required 18.
Which four programs/services from the list below are most important to your household?
Senior Transportation
Senior Citizen Programs
Health and Wellness Programs (i.e. fitness classes)
Aquatic Programs (i.e learn to swim, open swim)
Cultural Center Programs (i.e. art, music, cooking, gardening)
Skating Programs (i.e. skating lessons)
Adult Sports
Youth Sports
Enrichment Programs
Nature Programs
Other  
Required 19.
Below is a list of items that have been suggested from time to time. Please rank in the order of importance the items that would be of interest to you to see in Trenton. Place a 1 next to the item that is of LEAST interest and 10 next to the item that is of MOST interest.

(1 = Least Important)
 
Community Center (i.e. fitness equipment, indoor gym & track, pool, multi-purpose rooms, banquet center)
Impoved Ballfield/Soccer Facilities
Disc Golf
Expand natural park areas/preserve open green space
More accessible walking/biking trails/paths & connections - walkability of community
Upgrade playground equipment in parks
Develop waterfront for public use
Develop pickleball courts
Upgrade tennis courts
Dog Park
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Required 20.
Trenton Parks and Recreation currently charges user fees to help offset program costs. Please indicate the portion of costs (%) of providing the following types of programs you think should be paid for by user fees. NOTE: The remainder of any program costs not paid through user fees would be primarily paid through general fund.
 Don't know 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% 
Children's programs (ages 0-7 years)
Youth programs (ages 8-13 years)
Teen programs (ages 14-18 years)
Adult Programs
Senior Adult Programs (55 and older)
Programs for persons with disabilities
Community-wide special events
Required 21.
Although we have made some recent improvements to some parks and facilities, there is much more to do. A significant investment would be required to bring all parks up to standards. Given the current limited financial and staffing resources available to maintain and make all the necessary improvements, from the list below, please indicate how you would like to fund improvements. (check all that apply)
Municipal Bonds
Dedicated Millage for Park Improvements
Parks and Recreation Foundation
Grants
Adopt-a-Park Program
Donations
All the above
Other  
22.

A professional assessment of the Westfield Activities Center was conducted in July 2016. Based upon the current facility limitations, poor condition and the anticipated needs of the community for the next 30+ years, it has been determined that the City should consider an alternative site and build a new facility. Given this information, would you be in favor of this project.

yes
no
Other  
Required 23.
Currently, the average resident household pays less than $11 per month in tax dollars for Trenton Parks and Recreation programs, facilities and services. Knowing that, what would be the maximum amount you would be willing to pay to maintain the types of parks, facilities, programs and services that are most important to your household?
Over $25/month
$21-$24/month
$17-$20/month
$14-$16/month
$11-$13/month
none
Other  
Required 24.
If a tax referendum was held to fund parks and facilities improvements for the amount of tax dollars you indicated you would be willing to pay in question 22, how would you vote in an election?
Vote in Favor
Might Vote in Favor
Not Sure
Vote Against
Other  
Required 25.

The development of a non-profit Parks and Recreation Foundation, committed to sustaining parks and recreation for the City of Trenton and its residents, is being considered. How supportive would you be of such a foundation.

Very supportive
Somewhat supportive
Not sure
Not supportive
Other  
Required 26.

How frequently do you use Trenton's parks and facilities?

Every day
Every week
Every 2 - 3 weeks
Every month
Every 2 - 3 months
Every 4 - 6 months
Once or twice a year
Other  
Required 27.

How frequently do you use Recreation programs and services?

Every day
Every week
Every 2 - 3 weeks
Every month
Every 2 - 3 months
Every 4 - 6 months
Once or twice a year
Other  
Required 28.

How would you rate your level of satisfaction with the overall value your household receives from Trenton Parks and Recreation?

Highly satisfied
Somewhat satisfied
Neutral
Somewhat dissatisfied
Highly dissatisfied
Don't know
Required 29.

For each of the following potential benefits, please indicate your level of agreement with the benefits being provided by Trenton Parks and Recreation programs, facilities and services.

 Don't know Strongly disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly agree 
Help reduce crime
Increase property values
Improves Physical Health and Fitness
Preserves open space and the environment
Improves mental health and reduces stress
Strengthens family and sense of community
Makes Trenton a more desirable place to live
Promotes economic development
Help attract new residents and businesses
Promotes tourism
Required 30.

Counting yourself, how many people live in your household?

 

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Required 31.

 Counting yourself, please indicate the age ranges of persons in your household.




Under 5 years
5 - 9 years
10 - 14 years
15 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 44 years
45 - 54 years
55 - 64 years
65+ years
Required 32.

What is your gender?

Male
Female
Prefer not to answer
Required 33.

Which category describes your age?


Younger than 18
18 - 24
25 - 34
35 - 44
45 - 54
55 - 64
65 or older
Prefer not to answer
Required 34.

Which of the following best describes your race/ethnicity? (check all that apply)

Asian/Pacific Islander
African American/Black
Hispanic/Latino
Middle Eastern
Native American
White/Caucasian
Prefer not to answer
Required 35.

What best describes your employment status?

Employed full-time
Employed part-time
Self-employed
Not employed, but looking for work
Not employed, not looking for work
Military
Retired
Student
Homemaker
Prefer not to answer
Other  
Required 36.

Which category best describes your annual income?

Under $15,000
$15,000 - $29,999
$30,000 - $44,999
$45,000 - $59,999
$60,000 - $74,999
$75,000 - $89,999
$90,000 or more
Prefer not to answer
37.

Please share any additional comments or suggestions on another sheet to assist us in meeting the needs of the community.

 

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