Help Plan The Future Of Everett’s Parks

April 29, 2015

Everett, Everett Government

Everett Parks survey

You could win a $250 Everett Mall gift card for giving your opinion of Everett Parks.

The Everett Parks and Recreation Department is asking both adults and kids to take a survey about Everett Parks. The survey will be used to plan for the future. Those who take the survey will be entered into a drawing for a $250 Everett Mall Gift Card. Here’s more information and a link to the survey…

Everett Parks & Recreation invites Everett citizens to share their opinions, comments and suggestions to help update the City of Everett Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan. Participants who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for a $250 Everett Mall gift card.

The survey is part of a “strategic plan,” adopted in 2007 by Everett Parks & Recreation. The comprehensive plan has helped guide parks and recreation planning, policy and investments, and it needs to be updated. Parks Director Paul Kaftanski said the survey responses will allow the parks department to act like any good business as it plans ahead for the future.

“We’re taking a deep, hard look at our customer base and what they’re saying is important,” Kaftanski said. “Our future is literally in their hands.”

Two versions of the survey will be available. The adult survey is intended for citizens ages 18 and older, and a second survey is aimed toward youth ages 17 and younger. Participants can expect to spend about nine minutes or less answering both general and recreation-specific questions.

“We want to get a full-spectrum idea of how park-goers of all ages feel about our parks and facilities,” said Jeff Price, parks business manager. “We want to know what we’re doing well and what we can do better.”

In addition to guiding the planning for future improvements, the survey data and strategic plan update help meet state requirements for municipalities seeking recreation funding.

To take the survey online, click here. Paper surveys are available at the Forest Park Swim Center and the Recreation Office, located at 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., and both branches of the Everett Library.

City employees and their families are encouraged to take the survey, but are not eligible for the gift card drawing.


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8 Responses to “Help Plan The Future Of Everett’s Parks”

  1. Kyle Wiley Says:

    The link to take the survey is very small & hard to find

  2. Charlene Van Rossen Says:

    It would be nice is some of the parks had more sidewalks for people in wheelchairs. I don’t understand what you mean by website. I’m confined to a wheelchair, and love to read. It would be nice if there was a park where I could go and get around easier and feel safe at the same time.

  3. Elaine Kittelson Says:

    Filled it out!

  4. Donna Kosch Says:

    Attempted to take the survey 4 times and was unable to get on the site!!!!!!!
    I tried 2 search engines and went on several times!???

  5. Bruce Fifield Says:

    OK. I clicked on your link to the parks survey feedback and this is what I got ( and keep getting).
    What’s up with that?

  6. Kevin Says:

    I live right next to Forest Park and it’s an awesome Park. I hope Everett continues to develop their parks and rec to continue to make Everett a Family friendly place. My one gripe is that Forest Parks trash area is right next to the road on Federal and the Trash smell is really strong in warm temperatures.

    • Laura Reed Says:

      Forest Park is a lovely park. I love going there and milling about the woods. I agree the trash is pretty nauseating, but trash has to go somewhere. The only long-term solution for our trash problem is to throw less stuff away, recycle more, and buy products that use less or no packaging.