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Please share your experience with the Ann Arbor Park system and your ideas for the future.

1110 registered responses


1. Please CHECK ALL of the community-wide parks that you or members of your household have visited over the past year (you can view the location of the parks at A2gov.org/parks).

Response Percent Response Count
Bandemer Park 59.7% 648
Buhr Park 42.2% 458
Burns Park 44.1% 479
Fuller Park 55.1% 598
Gallup Park 89.1% 967
Island Park 50.7% 550
Leslie Park 37.3% 405
Olson Park 25.5% 277
Riverside Park 29.3% 318
Southeast Area Park 9.1% 99
Veterans Memorial Park 44.9% 487
West Park 49.0% 532

2. Please CHECK ALL of the other amenities and park facilities that you or members of your household have visited over the past 12 months (you can view the location of the parks/facilities at A2gov.org/parks).

Response Percent Response Count
Ann Arbor Skatepark 12.3% 136
Argo Cascades 56.4% 621
BMX Track 7.3% 80
Border-to-Border Trail 70.2% 774
Canoe Liveries 42.6% 469
Disc Golf Courses 13.3% 147
Downtown Parks 44.5% 490
Farmers Market 80.1% 883
Neighborhood Parks 83.3% 918
Nature Areas 77.7% 856
Recreation Facilities (pools, golf courses, arenas, etc.) 41.3% 455

3. Select which park improvements you would support Ann Arbor funding with your tax dollars.

Repair or replace older picnic shelters
Response Percent Response Count
Supportive 65.4% 721
Not supportive 7.3% 81
Unsure 22.1% 244
Repair or replace older playgrounds
Response Percent Response Count
Supportive 76.1% 839
Not supportive 3.4% 37
Unsure 16.1% 178
Repair park roads and parking lots
Response Percent Response Count
Supportive 59.7% 659
Not supportive 12.2% 135
Unsure 21.0% 232
Repair pathways along the Border to Border trail
Response Percent Response Count
Supportive 79.5% 877
Not supportive 4.7% 52
Unsure 11.6% 128
Improve existing parks
Response Percent Response Count
Supportive 79.3% 875
Not supportive 2.0% 22
Unsure 13.9% 153
Improve downtown parks
Response Percent Response Count
Supportive 57.5% 634
Not supportive 12.6% 139
Unsure 24.3% 268
Improve connections between parks
Response Percent Response Count
Supportive 57.3% 632
Not supportive 12.5% 138
Unsure 24.2% 267
Make parks and facilities accessible for people of all -abilities
Response Percent Response Count
Supportive 76.8% 847
Not supportive 6.3% 69
Unsure 12.1% 133
Add solar panels to park buildings
Response Percent Response Count
Supportive 51.8% 571
Not supportive 17.4% 192
Unsure 24.7% 272
Add new picnic shelters
Response Percent Response Count
Supportive 31.4% 346
Not supportive 24.0% 265
Unsure 35.8% 395
Add new river recreation facilities (launch areas, cascades, etc.)
Response Percent Response Count
Supportive 51.6% 569
Not supportive 17.8% 196
Unsure 23.6% 260
Add new park system amenities (splashpad, bicycle pump track, etc.)
Response Percent Response Count
Supportive 54.9% 605
Not supportive 15.3% 169
Unsure 22.0% 243
Support for developing new downtown park at Liberty Plaza and Library Lane parking lot
Response Percent Response Count
Supportive 40.7% 449
Not supportive 36.2% 399
Unsure 18.5% 204

Do you have additional comments about park improvements you would support funding?

Answered
559
Skipped
551

4. How would you prioritize funding with your Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation tax dollars? Please select your top three (3) priorities for park improvements to be funded with tax dollars.

5. The City has a tax that can only be used to buy land for future parks, natural areas, or open space preservation. How important is it for Ann Arbor to buy the following types of land?

Greenbelt land preservation surrounding the City (including farmland and natural areas)
Response Percent Response Count
Important 62.5% 686
Not important 14.6% 160
Unsure 18.8% 206
Land along the Huron River
Response Percent Response Count
Important 79.5% 873
Not important 6.0% 66
Unsure 11.5% 126
Land to create trails and greenways
Response Percent Response Count
Important 82.4% 905
Not important 4.6% 51
Unsure 9.5% 104
Land to improve accessibility to existing parks
Response Percent Response Count
Important 58.4% 641
Not important 12.5% 137
Unsure 23.2% 255
Natural areas
Response Percent Response Count
Important 76.4% 839
Not important 7.1% 78
Unsure 12.8% 140
Neighborhood parks
Response Percent Response Count
Important 62.0% 681
Not important 13.8% 152
Unsure 19.3% 212
Urban downtown parks and plazas
Response Percent Response Count
Important 37.3% 410
Not important 32.5% 357
Unsure 24.7% 271
Other
Response Percent Response Count
Important 4.0% 44
Not important 8.5% 93
Unsure 33.3% 366

6. Please rate the overall quality and condition of the Ann Arbor recreation facilities that you have visited.

Response Percent Response Count
Good 66.8% 738
Okay 30.4% 336
Poor 1.5% 17
Don't Know 1.3% 14

Do you have any comments about the quality and condition of specific recreation facilities? (e.g. Argo Canoe Livery, Farmers Market, Buhr Park Pool, Veterans Ice Arena, Huron Hills Golf Course, etc.)

Answered
349
Skipped
761

7. Please rate the quality and condition of the Ann Arbor park amenities you have used.

Athletic fields
Response Percent Response Count
Good 20.4% 220
Okay 21.7% 235
Poor 3.1% 33
Don't Know 44.7% 483
Basketball Courts
Response Percent Response Count
Good 8.9% 96
Okay 19.2% 208
Poor 3.9% 42
Don't Know 57.3% 619
BMX Track
Response Percent Response Count
Good 3.4% 37
Okay 6.0% 65
Poor 1.5% 16
Don't Know 74.1% 801
Border-to-Border Trail
Response Percent Response Count
Good 40.3% 436
Okay 35.2% 380
Poor 2.0% 22
Don't Know 17.8% 192
Disc Golf Courses
Response Percent Response Count
Good 9.3% 100
Okay 11.7% 127
Poor 0.5% 5
Don't Know 65.7% 710
Dog Parks
Response Percent Response Count
Good 11.3% 122
Okay 14.7% 159
Poor 5.2% 56
Don't Know 56.9% 615
Picnic Shelters
Response Percent Response Count
Good 22.6% 244
Okay 44.0% 476
Poor 3.9% 42
Don't Know 21.9% 237
Playgrounds
Response Percent Response Count
Good 31.1% 336
Okay 35.2% 380
Poor 3.0% 32
Don't Know 23.2% 251
Restrooms
Response Percent Response Count
Good 14.3% 155
Okay 43.7% 472
Poor 16.8% 182
Don't Know 19.9% 215
Tennis and Pickleball Courts
Response Percent Response Count
Good 11.8% 128
Okay 14.5% 157
Poor 3.8% 41
Don't Know 57.6% 623
Other Trails and Pathways
Response Percent Response Count
Good 30.1% 325
Okay 39.3% 425
Poor 3.4% 37
Don't Know 20.0% 216
Skatepark
Response Percent Response Count
Good 19.0% 205
Okay 3.1% 34
Poor 0.1% 1
Don't Know 63.3% 684

Do you have any comments about the quality of specific park amenities?

Answered
285
Skipped
825

8. Please tell us how well Ann Arbor park maintenance is doing.

Cleanliness
Response Percent Response Count
Good 53.0% 570
Okay 38.5% 414
Poor 3.1% 33
Don't Know 4.7% 51
Mowing
Response Percent Response Count
Good 53.4% 574
Okay 31.6% 340
Poor 7.7% 83
Don't Know 6.0% 64
Natural surface trail maintenance
Response Percent Response Count
Good 42.3% 455
Okay 39.4% 424
Poor 6.0% 65
Don't Know 10.1% 109
Natural area invasive species management
Response Percent Response Count
Good 22.9% 246
Okay 26.8% 288
Poor 7.3% 79
Don't Know 41.2% 443
Snow Removal
Response Percent Response Count
Good 27.3% 294
Okay 32.8% 353
Poor 7.3% 79
Don't Know 30.0% 322
Trash Removal
Response Percent Response Count
Good 36.9% 397
Okay 40.6% 436
Poor 7.7% 83
Don't Know 13.6% 146
Tree Trimming
Response Percent Response Count
Good 32.9% 354
Okay 27.8% 299
Poor 5.8% 62
Don't Know 30.7% 330

Do you have additional comments about park maintenance?

Answered
259
Skipped
851

9. Do you generally feel welcome in Ann Arbor Parks and Facilities?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes, I generally feel welcome 97.7% 1,072
No, I don’t generally feel welcome 1.0% 11
Other 1.3% 14

Do you have any comments about feeling welcome in city parks?

Answered
169
Skipped
941

10. Are there any changes or accommodations that could be made to allow you or another member of your household to use park facilities or participate in recreation?

Answered
214
Skipped
896

11. Are there any new programs, activities, or amenities you feel Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation should consider for the future?

Answered
361
Skipped
749

12. How satisfied are you with Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation overall?

Response Percent Response Count
Very satisfied 40.7% 447
Satisfied 50.6% 555
Neutral 6.7% 74
Unsatisfied 1.7% 19
Very Unsatisified 0.2% 2
Mary Roth inside ward 5
June 7, 2022, 9:24 PM
  • 1. Please CHECK ALL of the community-wide parks that you or members of your household have visited over the past year (you can view the location of the parks at A2gov.org/parks).
    • Bandemer Park
    • Burns Park
    • Fuller Park
    • Gallup Park
    • Island Park
    • Veterans Memorial Park
    • West Park
  • 2. Please CHECK ALL of the other amenities and park facilities that you or members of your household have visited over the past 12 months (you can view the location of the parks/facilities at A2gov.org/parks).
    • Argo Cascades
    • Border-to-Border Trail
    • Canoe Liveries
    • Downtown Parks
    • Farmers Market
    • Neighborhood Parks
    • Nature Areas
  • 3. Select which park improvements you would support Ann Arbor funding with your tax dollars.
    • Repair or replace older picnic shelters - Supportive
    • Repair or replace older playgrounds - Supportive
    • Repair park roads and parking lots - Supportive
    • Repair pathways along the Border to Border trail - Supportive
    • Improve existing parks - Supportive
    • Improve downtown parks - Supportive
    • Improve connections between parks - Supportive
    • Make parks and facilities accessible for people of all -abilities - Supportive
    • Add solar panels to park buildings - Supportive
    • Add new picnic shelters - Supportive
    • Add new river recreation facilities (launch areas, cascades, etc.) - Supportive
    • Add new park system amenities (splashpad, bicycle pump track, etc.) - Supportive
    • Support for developing new downtown park at Liberty Plaza and Library Lane parking lot - Supportive
  • Do you have additional comments about park improvements you would support funding?

    Minimize concrete. Minimize bright lights. A lot of waste in the parks re bright lights. Also obnoxious. Stop "Natural Areas Program" from "plant Nazi" mentality re their spraying toxins.
    Stop all the excessive burning - we can't burn in our yards (trash or leaves) - how do they get to do all this burning?

  • 4. How would you prioritize funding with your Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation tax dollars? Please select your top three (3) priorities for park improvements to be funded with tax dollars.
    1. New

      Support for developing new downtown park at Liberty Plaza and Library Lane parking lot
    2. Repair

      Repair pathways along the Border to Border trail
    3. Improve

      Improve connections between parks
  • 5. The City has a tax that can only be used to buy land for future parks, natural areas, or open space preservation. How important is it for Ann Arbor to buy the following types of land?
    • Greenbelt land preservation surrounding the City (including farmland and natural areas) - Important
    • Land along the Huron River - Important
    • Land to create trails and greenways - Important
    • Land to improve accessibility to existing parks - Important
    • Natural areas - Important
    • Neighborhood parks - Important
    • Urban downtown parks and plazas - Important
  • 6. Please rate the overall quality and condition of the Ann Arbor recreation facilities that you have visited.
    • Good
  • Do you have any comments about the quality and condition of specific recreation facilities? (e.g. Argo Canoe Livery, Farmers Market, Buhr Park Pool, Veterans Ice Arena, Huron Hills Golf Course, etc.)
    No response.
  • 7. Please rate the quality and condition of the Ann Arbor park amenities you have used.
    • Border-to-Border Trail - Good
    • Picnic Shelters - Good
    • Playgrounds - Good
    • Restrooms - Good
    • Other Trails and Pathways - Good
  • Do you have any comments about the quality of specific park amenities?
    No response.
  • 8. Please tell us how well Ann Arbor park maintenance is doing.
    • Cleanliness - Good
    • Mowing - Good
    • Natural surface trail maintenance - Good
    • Trash Removal - Good
    • Tree Trimming - Don't Know
  • Do you have additional comments about park maintenance?
    No response.
  • 9. Do you generally feel welcome in Ann Arbor Parks and Facilities?
    • Yes, I generally feel welcome
  • Do you have any comments about feeling welcome in city parks?
    No response.
  • 10. Are there any changes or accommodations that could be made to allow you or another member of your household to use park facilities or participate in recreation?

    Stop spraying toxins. Cut out too many bright lights.

  • 11. Are there any new programs, activities, or amenities you feel Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation should consider for the future?
    No response.
  • 12. How satisfied are you with Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation overall?
    • Satisfied
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Supportive
Not supportive
Unsure
Repair or replace older picnic shelters
Repair or replace older playgrounds
Repair park roads and parking lots
Repair pathways along the Border to Border trail
Improve existing parks
Improve downtown parks
Improve connections between parks
Make parks and facilities accessible for people of all -abilities
Add solar panels to park buildings
Add new picnic shelters
Add new river recreation facilities (launch areas, cascades, etc.)
Add new park system amenities (splashpad, bicycle pump track, etc.)
Support for developing new downtown park at Liberty Plaza and Library Lane parking lot
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Improve

New

Improve

New

Repair

New

New

Repair

Improve

Improve

Repair

Repair

New


Important
Not important
Unsure
Greenbelt land preservation surrounding the City (including farmland and natural areas)
Land along the Huron River
Land to create trails and greenways
Land to improve accessibility to existing parks
Natural areas
Neighborhood parks
Urban downtown parks and plazas
Other
Good
Okay
Poor
Don't Know
Athletic fields
Basketball Courts
BMX Track
Border-to-Border Trail
Disc Golf Courses
Dog Parks
Picnic Shelters
Playgrounds
Restrooms
Tennis and Pickleball Courts
Other Trails and Pathways
Skatepark
Good
Okay
Poor
Don't Know
Cleanliness
Mowing
Natural surface trail maintenance
Natural area invasive species management
Snow Removal
Trash Removal
Tree Trimming

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