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City of Tuscaloosa Launches Community Parks Survey through Elevate

City of Tuscaloosa Launches Community Parks Survey through Elevate

As part of its Elevate Tuscaloosa initiative, the City of Tuscaloosa has launched a community survey on parks and recreation facilities in Tuscaloosa. The purpose of the survey is to collect information on how community members are currently using parks and recreation facilities in the city, as well as their feedback on what could be improved about the parks. The Elevate Tuscaloosa parks and recreation advisory committee will review the results of the survey to help determine the course for improvements to parks and recreation facilities in the future. 

At a press conference announcing the survey launch on Tuesday, Jan. 5, Mayor Maddox said: “Parks reflect who we are as a community and the quality of life that we want to provide for our citizens. Thanks to Elevate Tuscaloosa, in the coming years, the City of Tuscaloosa will be able to make significant investments into parks and recreation in our community. To succeed at this endeavor, we need to know what you want to see in a parks and recreation system.”

Joining Mayor Maddox at the press conference were Gary Minor, Executive Director of Tuscaloosa PARA, and Dr. Jane Daquin, Statistical Consultant for The University of Alabama. “I’d like to thank the Elevate advisory council for making this survey happen. You’re only as good as your information, and this is the best way we can get this information about our parks,” Minor said. 

The University of Alabama’s Institute for Social Science Research is consulting on the survey for the City. Results are expected to be compiled by this summer. 

The survey takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete and will be available until Feb. 5. Tuscaloosa residents are encouraged to participate in the survey by visiting To complete the survey in Spanish, please visit

To request paper copies (in English or Spanish), please email or call Tuscaloosa 311.