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To whom it may concern:

Greetings.  We are a volunteer organization working to build a free public skatepark in our community. Would you please take a few minutes to fill out this survey, so that we can benefit from your experience with skateparks in your community.

Thank You.

Sincerely,
NAME
Skatepark Committee Member

Survey of Communities with Completed Skateparks

 GENERAL QUESTIONS

1. How long has your skatepark been in operation?  about ______ years

2. Where is your skatepark located? (check ONE)
______ City park
______ City property other than park
______ Other (Where? _________________________________________

3. What are the hours of operation of your skatepark? ___________________________

5. Is the skatepark lighted?
______ Yes (How? __________________________________________
______ No

6.  If the skatepark supervised?
______ Yes (by whom? _______________________________________
______ No

7. Is protective equipment required?
______ Yes (please describe, _________________________________________
______ No

8.  Are “at users risk” signs posted?
______ Yes (please describe, _________________________________________
______ No

7. Are other regulations posted?
______ Yes (please describe, _________________________________________
______ No

8. What is your estimate the number of users per day? ______________ user/day

9. Is the skatepark open to inline skates?
______ Yes
______ No
______ Sometimes (when? __________________________________________

10. Is the skatepark open to bicyclists?
______ Yes
______ No
______ Sometimes (when? __________________________________________

 
11. On an average day, what would you estimate to be the user age breakdown?
age 5-10:  ______%
age 11-15:  _____%
16 and over: _____%               = 100%

12. Please describe any problems that have occurred between user groups (for example, between skateboarders and in-line skaters, between children of different ages, etc.)
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

13. Please describe the other playgrounds/recreation areas/equipment that are incorporated into the area that holds the skatepark?
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

BUILDING/MAINTENANCE

1. How was the site chosen? ________________________________________________________________________

2. Did you receive donations to build the skatepark? (check all that apply)
______ Corporate donations (Monetary)
______ Corporate donations (In-kind)
______ Private donations (Monetary)
______ Private donations (In-kind)
______ Other donations? (please describe________________________________
_________________________________________________________________

3. What was the total cost of the skatepark? _____________________________

4. Have you had vandalism at the skatepark?
______ Yes, graffiti
______ Yes, littering
______ Yes, destruction of property or equipment
______ Yes, public urination
______ No

5.  How often does vandalism occur?
______ Never
______ About once a week
______ About once every 2 weeks
______ About once a month
______ About once every couple of months
______ About once a year or less

6. What are annual repair cost for the skatepark? ________________________

7. What are the standard maintenance requirements/costs for your park? _______annually

8. If you were building a skatepark again, please describe the changes or improvements you would make.
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________

9. Does your city plan additional skateparks in the future?
______ Yes, for sure
______ No
______ Maybe

10. Do you have any additional comments about building and maintaining a skatepark?
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________

LIABILITY/LEGISLATION

1. Is your city self-insured?
______ Yes
______ No, but we use a special liability carrier
______ No
Please explain __________________________________________________

2. Estimate number of injuries, claims and lawsuits from the skatepark
_________ injuries since skatepark opened
_________ claims since the skatepark opened
_________ lawsuits since the skatepark opened

3. What is the estimated amount paid out in claims since the skatepark opened?
$________________

4. Are individuals under age 18 required to have signed parental consent to use the skatepark?
______ Yes
______ No
______ Some (Who? ___________________________________________)

5. Does your city have an ordinance regarding skateboarding
______ Yes (please describe _________________________________________)
______ No

6. Does your city have an ordinance regarding in-line skating?
______ Yes (please describe _________________________________________)
______ No

7. Does your city have an ordinance regarding cycling?
______ Yes (please describe _________________________________________)
______ No

8. Do users of the skatepark bring skateable obstacles to add to the skatepark?
______ Yes, frequently
______ Yes, infrequently
______ No

FINAL QUESTIONS

1. In your opinion, what is the biggest problem with the skatepark? _____________________
________________________________________________________________________

2. In your opinion, what is the biggest benefit of the skatepark? ________________________
________________________________________________________________________

3. In your opinion, has the skatepark added to or done away with the “problem” of skateboarding in your town?
______ Yes (please explain __________________________________________)
______ No

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