Happy to report that we received over 300 responses to our Panhandle Playground Renovation online survey. The survey was live for 2 weeks. Respondents weighed in on their priorities for playground components and provided a wealth of other input. Over 50% of survey respondents live within a 2- to 5-minute walk of the playground. 87% of had not yet participated in one of our in-person community workshops or focus group workshops.
In addition to survey input, the two focus group workshops we convened on August 9- for parents / caregivers and neighbors / park stewards were well-attended, and we collected opinions and preferences from over 50 local elementary school students from all grades in the first week of September. When asked what it is that he likes about swings, one of the young people responded “It’s one of the closest things you can do to be close to flying.”
We look forward to sharing the input we received as well as how it’s helping to inform the design options, which the project team is busy developing now. Stay tuned for more updates!