Take the Metro Parks Tacoma Community Survey

Metro Parks Tacoma wants to know what you think about the services and programs it offers - the kinds of programs, the level of services, and what you might like to see more of.

Every six years Tacoma's parks district does a deep analysis of its offerings to check to see if they're offering the right programs in the right areas. An online survey available through December 31 will provide data to support that analysis.

There's a basic survey that asks what MP services/programs you have used and why, what programs and facilities are the most important to you, how you would like programming to be offered, what prevents you from participating more/at all in programming, and where you would want to see taxpayer dollars spent.

Then some participants in the basic survey will be randomly selected to participate in a much, much more in-depth survey. Seven pages in depth. Answers from both surveys will be included in the final assessment, which will guide Metro Parks decisions on programming and services going forward.

Click here to take the survey now.

What do you want to see more of? Kids programs? Adult sports? Zip lines? How about some new ideas - maybe something outside the box...?

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Also, here’s a link to the Conservatory at Wright Park.  They’re planning a big expansion and need your opinion there too.  Exciting!!  http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/conservatory-future/

December 17, 2015 at 9:04 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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More dog parks, please.  The goal should be to have one in walking distance (a mile or so) from every residence.

December 18, 2015 at 7:49 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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The link provided is not live and not readily apparent on the MP website.

December 18, 2015 at 7:55 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Sorry about that. It should be fixed now.

December 18, 2015 at 2:13 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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brittany wene

Since there are no pools, sprinklers, and slip & slides allowed in salishan then we desperately need a spray park. Summers get hot and boring for the kids in this community. Transportation to activitus is very limited

December 19, 2015 at 1:07 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Diane Salter

Love that you are reaching out to the community through innovative means. Getting feedback is a valuable tool in meeting the community needs. Great job!

December 22, 2015 at 1:21 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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John J

Agreed, getting feedback is critical. I would also add that survey design requires professional assistance. While I encourage as many people to complete the survey as possible, I also encourage MetroParks to talk to a trained research professional to help with survey design and execution. That was a very awkward and odd survey- there were even responses that made me & my wife scratch our heads- for instance, rank order 12 items (too many) and one of which included a ‘general operations of facilities.’ Questions at times were loaded, and there were no open end opportunities to provide both positive feedback and constructive criticism. Anyway, good to get feedback, but simply checking the box isn’t enough- there’s a right way to do it, too.

December 30, 2015 at 10:07 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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A skateboard park.Yes,a real one.Not a"skate dot"like kandle park.A real one.With pools, pipes ,clamshells,ect..Ya know one like the BIG cities of Kent,Milton,Gig harbor have all managed to provide to its citizens to enjoy the fastest growing sport on the planet.I know I’m dreaming in a town that just a few short years ago tried to OUTLAW this activity.I know it will never happen.But one can dream that this city will climb out of the 1950’s.

January 1, 2016 at 9:14 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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