Residents Encouraged to Take Survey on Parks, Recreation, Open Space, and Trails

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Residents Encouraged to Take Survey on Parks, Recreation, Open Space, and Trails

June 1, 2018 – Lewis and Clark County, in conjunction with the City of Helena, has commissioned a Parks and Recreation survey as part of an effort to better understand resident usage and needs for the park systems.  Community input is an important part of this process and helps the County and City to best tailor the plan to reflect residents’ desires and needs.

A random sampling of residents has been invited to take a survey, and these responses will provide statistically valid results.  In addition, the County and City invite all residents to provide feedback and input through an open-link survey that will go live on June 15, 2018. The general public who did not receive a mailed survey can participate on this day by visiting http://www.helenaparks.org/open. The open-link for this survey will close on June 30, 2018 at the end of the day.

The results of this survey will provide critical information in determining community values, satisfaction levels, needs and priorities, and demographics for the County/City's long-term planning efforts.  Questions will be asked about what types of programs, facilities, and services residents want in their parks system and where priorities should be placed.

This project is led by GreenPlay, LLC, with survey and data work done by RRC Associates.  A total of 3,500 households will be mailed a postcard invitation to an online survey, and responses from these residents will comprise the statistically-valid sample.  The open-link survey will give all residents an opportunity to provide feedback, and their responses will be included in the final report.  While open-link results will be kept separate from the statistically valid responses, these responses will none-the-less provide valuable feedback for Lewis and Clark County and the City of Helena.