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Parks Surveys to be Mailed to Maui Residents 

April 15, 2016, 10:44 AM HST
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The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation is mailing a second round of park surveys to a random sample of Maui County residents to establish priorities for the future improvement and development of parks and recreation facilities, programs and services within the county.

The first round of surveys sent out last month invited residents to tell the county about how they currently use parks and recreation facilities, as well as what improvements they would like to see in the future.

The second round of surveys will ask the same questions.

The surveys will be sent to households that have not responded to the initial mailings, as well as to random selection new households.

SMS, a local research firm, will collect the data on behalf of the County of Maui. SMS will send surveys, receive completed surveys and report a summary of the data to the department.

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All survey responses will be anonymous and confidential.

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The entire survey will take about 15 minutes to complete and can be sent back to SMS using the postage-paid envelope that will be provided.

The Maui County Department of Parks & Recreation encourages everyone who receives a survey to complete it within 14 days of receipt.

The department will use the information provided in the surveys to create action plans in each geographic park region to assist in the prioritization of capital improvement projects, development of recreation programs and enhancement of other aspects of the departments operations.

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NOTE: In the first round of surveys, one of the most frequent questions from our senior population was, “What should I do with this survey if I don’t use any of our parks?” If you do not use county parks. simply fill out the last page of the survey, which includes your zip code, where you live, your age and other demographic information.

For general parks information, visit www.mauicounty.gov/Parks.

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