Owensville parks survey now online: city residents, non-residents, youth invited to participate in planning

A survey prepared on behalf of the Owensville Park Board is now online and also available in print form.

Owensville residents and members of the surrounding communities are invited to complete the survey now through Feb. 14. Owensville Park Board members are seeking information for long-term parks planning and invite all those who use the community’s parks to compete the survey.

Area youth are particularly encouraged to complete the survey since data compiled from it will be integrated into long-term planning.

The Park Board survey is live and installed in two places on the city of Owensville website (www.cityofowensville.com). It is found on the city’s “Home Page” and also under “Public Notices.” 

Paper copies are also available at the front counter at City Hall. Printed copies of the document will also be available at the Owensville Branch of Scenic Regional Library.

The survey was compiled by Owensville resident Cathy Lahmeyer, an alderman in Ward 1, with input from Owensville Park Board members. Dana Hampton, vice president of the park’s group, coordinated the compilation of survey question with Lahmeyer.

“Our survey is designed to solicit basic information about the public’s use of Owensville’s Park System,” an introduction to the survey notes. “We want to discover who is using the parks, find out what’s working and what’s not, as well as gather suggestions for improvements needed. The information gathered will be used to develop a 5-10 Year Strategic Plan for the department. The survey is open to all area residents who use the Park System, not just residents of the City of Owensville.”

Those taking the survey are asked to complete it in one sitting since the program is not set up to save answers if you leave the page.

“Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey,” members of the Owensville Park Board said in a press release announcing the opening status of the survey.

Make your opinion heard 

There are questions which will allow you to select more than one item you like, or which you use, in the park system. There is also an opportunity to add comments to certain questions in the survey if you wish.

It should take approximately 8 to 10 minutes to complete the survey.  

The survey is found online at https://survey.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_54nwieogZpWpodD 

Links to the survey will also be posted on The Republican’s website along with this story at www.GasconadeCountyRepublican.com .