In order to determine current and future needs within the community, the City of Marshall is reaching out to the public for their input on what they feel may be missing or in need of improvement for current and future park and recreation facilities. The city will undertake a statistically valid, random sample survey of voting residents to gauge public opinion about financing for potential improvements in the future to further the city’s stature as a regional center.
The telephone survey, which will be conducted by Baker Tilly, is estimated to take approximately 12 minutes. Baker Tilly will begin reaching out to residents in early October. The information on the caller ID will read “Logos Marketing” or “Logos Research” with a phone number of 651-423-5517. The scientific random-sample phone survey was chosen to ensure the city hears input from residents across all demographics in the community.
“The input gathered through this survey will be incredibly valuable in guiding planning efforts for future opportunities to ensure the city is providing residents with the services and amenities they see value in based off funding availability,” said Sharon Hanson, City Administrator. “I encourage anyone who is contacted to take the time and complete the survey.”
Past surveys conducted by the city have indicated that Marshall is missing family entertainment, additional recreation options and lacking reasons to visit Marshall. Specific facilities and amenities mentioned in addition to an updated aquatic center have included an indoor playground, soccer field expansion, indoor field turf and sport center, senior center improvement, pickle ball courts, trail development and expansion.
“A key part of the survey will be garnering public input regarding different funding options the city is exploring to help pay for current or new amenities,” stated Hanson. “Marshall prides itself on our active system of parks and recreation programs for public use and enjoyment and we hope to continue this through community support.”
Park and recreation facilities are vitally important in establishing and maintaining the quality of life in a community, ensuring the health of families and youth, and contributing to the economic and environmental well-being of a city and region. By conducting this survey, the City of Marshall can continue to evaluate how to better meet the needs of incoming and current residents as well as visitors.
For questions regarding the survey, please contact Sharon Hanson at email@example.com or 507-537-6761.