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What are your priorities for Parks and Recreation in the next 10 years?

204 registered responses


Relationship of your household to Manhattan Beach: (check all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Live in Manhattan Beach 90.7% 185
Work in Manhattan Beach 18.6% 38
Children attend school in Manhattan Beach 37.7% 77
Do not live or work in Manhattan Beach 5.9% 12

If you are a resident, in what section of Manhattan Beach do you live?

Response Percent Response Count
East Manhattan 29.8% 56
Hill Section 7.4% 14
Liberty Village 8.0% 15
Manhattan Village 4.3% 8
Sand Section 25.5% 48
Tree Section 22.3% 42
Don't know 2.7% 5

If you do not live in Manhattan Beach, please tell us your city of residence.

Answered
19
Skipped
185

Please tell us the number of people in each age group living in your household.

Under 6 years
Response Percent Response Count
0 73.0% 149
1 12.3% 25
2 13.2% 27
3 1.5% 3
6-12 years
Response Percent Response Count
0 70.6% 144
1 17.6% 36
2 10.3% 21
3 1.5% 3
13-18 years
Response Percent Response Count
0 82.8% 169
1 13.2% 27
2 3.4% 7
3 0.5% 1
19-54 years
Response Percent Response Count
0 28.9% 59
1 17.6% 36
2 49.5% 101
3 2.9% 6
4 1.0% 2
55 and over
Response Percent Response Count
0 52.0% 106
1 15.7% 32
2 31.9% 65
3 0.5% 1

In the past year, how often has a member of your household visited the following Manhattan Beach parks? (Parks include tennis courts, fields, basketball courts, dog runs and playgrounds, etc.)

8th Street Parkette
Response Percent Response Count
Once or twice 5.4% 11
3-6 times 1.5% 3
More than 6 times 3.4% 7
Haven't visited in the past year 39.2% 80
Never/Didn't know existed 35.8% 73
Bruce's Beach Park
Response Percent Response Count
Once or twice 18.6% 38
3-6 times 13.2% 27
More than 6 times 17.6% 36
Haven't visited in the past year 31.4% 64
Never/Didn't know existed 6.9% 14
Larsson Street Parkette
Response Percent Response Count
Once or twice 6.9% 14
3-6 times 2.9% 6
More than 6 times 2.0% 4
Haven't visited in the past year 43.1% 88
Never/Didn't know existed 29.4% 60
Live Oak Park
Response Percent Response Count
Once or twice 16.2% 33
3-6 times 21.6% 44
More than 6 times 42.6% 87
Haven't visited in the past year 8.8% 18
Never/Didn't know existed 3.4% 7
Manhattan Heights Park
Response Percent Response Count
Once or twice 14.2% 29
3-6 times 15.2% 31
More than 6 times 30.9% 63
Haven't visited in the past year 22.1% 45
Never/Didn't know existed 7.8% 16
Manhattan Village Field/Playground
Response Percent Response Count
Once or twice 9.8% 20
3-6 times 3.4% 7
More than 6 times 18.1% 37
Haven't visited in the past year 37.7% 77
Never/Didn't know existed 17.2% 35
Marine Avenue Park
Response Percent Response Count
Once or twice 17.6% 36
3-6 times 10.3% 21
More than 6 times 24.0% 49
Haven't visited in the past year 28.4% 58
Never/Didn't know existed 7.4% 15
Marine Sports Complex (Marine Ave. @ Aviation Blvd.)
Response Percent Response Count
Once or twice 8.8% 18
3-6 times 8.3% 17
More than 6 times 24.0% 49
Haven't visited in the past year 35.3% 72
Never/Didn't know existed 8.3% 17
Polliwog Park
Response Percent Response Count
Once or twice 13.7% 28
3-6 times 18.1% 37
More than 6 times 55.9% 114
Haven't visited in the past year 8.8% 18
Never/Didn't know existed 0.5% 1
Sand Dune Park
Response Percent Response Count
Once or twice 19.6% 40
3-6 times 13.2% 27
More than 6 times 25.0% 51
Haven't visited in the past year 29.4% 60
Never/Didn't know existed 2.0% 4
Veterans Parkway/Greenbelt
Response Percent Response Count
Once or twice 11.8% 24
3-6 times 12.3% 25
More than 6 times 51.0% 104
Haven't visited in the past year 13.7% 28
Never/Didn't know existed 3.9% 8
Walking path on the Strand
Response Percent Response Count
Once or twice 2.5% 5
3-6 times 9.8% 20
More than 6 times 80.9% 165
Haven't visited in the past year 4.4% 9
Never/Didn't know existed 1.5% 3

Other Manhattan Beach park(s): (please specify)

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9
Skipped
195

In the past year, how often has a member of your household visited the following Manhattan Beach community centers or facilities?

Joslyn Community Center
Response Percent Response Count
Once or twice 28.9% 59
3-6 times 16.7% 34
More than 6 times 22.5% 46
Haven't visited in the past year 24.0% 49
Never/didn't know existed 4.9% 10
Scout House
Response Percent Response Count
Once or twice 8.3% 17
3-6 times 3.4% 7
More than 6 times 3.9% 8
Haven't visited in the past year 57.4% 117
Never/didn't know existed 17.2% 35
Live Oak Hall
Response Percent Response Count
Once or twice 10.3% 21
3-6 times 2.0% 4
More than 6 times 5.4% 11
Haven't visited in the past year 56.9% 116
Never/didn't know existed 16.2% 33
Ceramics Studio
Response Percent Response Count
Once or twice 9.3% 19
More than 6 times 5.4% 11
Haven't visited in the past year 54.9% 112
Never/didn't know existed 18.6% 38
Rocketship Hall - Marine Avenue Park
Response Percent Response Count
Once or twice 7.8% 16
3-6 times 3.4% 7
More than 6 times 0.5% 1
Haven't visited in the past year 54.9% 112
Never/didn't know existed 22.5% 46
Pay N Play Racquetball Courts - Marine Avenue Park
Response Percent Response Count
Once or twice 4.4% 9
3-6 times 2.0% 4
Haven't visited in the past year 58.8% 120
Never/didn't know existed 24.0% 49
Marine Avenue Skate Spot
Response Percent Response Count
Once or twice 6.4% 13
3-6 times 2.9% 6
More than 6 times 2.9% 6
Haven't visited in the past year 55.4% 113
Never/didn't know existed 20.1% 41
Red House in Polliwog Park
Response Percent Response Count
Once or twice 13.2% 27
3-6 times 3.4% 7
More than 6 times 2.5% 5
Haven't visited in the past year 57.4% 117
Never/didn't know existed 13.2% 27
Manhattan Heights Community Center
Response Percent Response Count
Once or twice 20.1% 41
3-6 times 5.4% 11
More than 6 times 9.3% 19
Haven't visited in the past year 47.1% 96
Never/didn't know existed 9.8% 20
Manhattan Beach Art Center
Response Percent Response Count
Once or twice 17.6% 36
3-6 times 6.9% 14
More than 6 times 4.9% 10
Haven't visited in the past year 48.0% 98
Never/didn't know existed 13.2% 27
Begg Pool
Response Percent Response Count
Once or twice 12.3% 25
3-6 times 6.4% 13
More than 6 times 26.0% 53
Haven't visited in the past year 40.7% 83
Never/didn't know existed 5.4% 11

Other community center or facility: (please specify)

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4
Skipped
200

How do you rate the overall quality of Manhattan Beach parks and/or facilities?

Physical condition of buildings
Response Percent Response Count
Excellent 5.4% 11
Good 49.3% 100
Fair 34.5% 70
Poor 5.4% 11
Don't know 4.4% 9
Physical condition of sports equipment
Response Percent Response Count
Excellent 5.4% 11
Good 36.9% 75
Fair 24.6% 50
Poor 2.5% 5
Don't know 29.1% 59
Physical condition of playground equipment
Response Percent Response Count
Excellent 6.9% 14
Good 35.5% 72
Fair 27.1% 55
Poor 11.3% 23
Don't know 18.2% 37
Physical condition of Begg Pool
Response Percent Response Count
Excellent 2.5% 5
Good 18.7% 38
Fair 23.2% 47
Poor 23.6% 48
Don't know 30.5% 62
Cleanliness of facilities
Response Percent Response Count
Excellent 5.9% 12
Good 53.7% 109
Fair 27.6% 56
Poor 7.4% 15
Don't know 5.4% 11
Landscaping
Response Percent Response Count
Excellent 9.9% 20
Good 59.6% 121
Fair 23.6% 48
Poor 4.4% 9
Don't know 2.0% 4
Parking
Response Percent Response Count
Excellent 5.4% 11
Good 38.4% 78
Fair 38.9% 79
Poor 13.3% 27
Don't know 3.4% 7
Restroom cleanliness
Response Percent Response Count
Excellent 6.4% 13
Good 39.4% 80
Fair 34.0% 69
Poor 9.4% 19
Don't know 9.9% 20
Signage and information
Response Percent Response Count
Excellent 7.4% 15
Good 49.8% 101
Fair 28.6% 58
Poor 4.9% 10
Don't know 7.9% 16
Trash removal
Response Percent Response Count
Excellent 11.8% 24
Good 57.1% 116
Fair 20.2% 41
Poor 1.5% 3
Don't know 7.9% 16
Security
Response Percent Response Count
Excellent 5.9% 12
Good 43.3% 88
Fair 20.7% 42
Poor 7.4% 15
Don't know 21.7% 44

Additional comments regarding overall quality of parks and facilities:

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59
Skipped
145

What are your reasons for going to parks and facilities? (choose your top 3)

Response Percent Response Count
Gather with family and friends 40.4% 82
Unstructured play 36.5% 74
Fitness and Exercise 47.8% 97
Organized sports league(s) 32.5% 66
Park/facility reservation 2.5% 5
Arts and Culture 9.4% 19
Relax and enjoy the outdoors 39.9% 81
Access dog runs 12.8% 26
Attend a community event 30.5% 62
Recreation class/program 18.2% 37
Eat/picnic 6.9% 14
Attend a meeting 8.4% 17
Other 3.9% 8

Choose the top 3 items you would like to see in a ten-year plan for Manhattan Beach parks.

Response Percent Response Count
Create a community garden 29.9% 61
Increase public art 26.0% 53
Add more basketball courts 4.4% 9
Add more tennis courts 13.2% 27
Add more pickleball courts 11.3% 23
Improve playgrounds 42.2% 86
Add nature trails 50.0% 102
Add dog-friendly areas 27.9% 57
Increase artificial turf fields 11.3% 23
Increase skatable features around the city 8.3% 17
Sand volleyball courts in parks 7.4% 15
Other 32.8% 67

If funding was not an issue, what project would you most like to see in Manhattan Beach?

Response Percent Response Count
Aquatics Center 53.5% 106
Art Museum 2.0% 4
Gymnasium 5.1% 10
Performing Arts Center 11.1% 22
State-of-the-art Community Center 16.7% 33
Other 11.6% 23

What programs would you like to see more of in the future?

Response Percent Response Count
Activities for older adults 15.3% 29
Aquatics programs 36.0% 68
Art and cultural programs 14.3% 27
Nature activities 25.4% 48
Special-needs activities 2.6% 5
Other 6.3% 12

Tell us what you like! Please share examples and links of parks, facilities, plazas and open spaces in other cities with features and activities that you would like to see in Manhattan Beach. You may also email photos to lrobb@citymb.info.

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Skipped
108

Can we follow up with you to help us gain additional information?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 72.0% 139
No 28.0% 54
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November 30, 2019, 3:18 PM
  • Relationship of your household to Manhattan Beach: (check all that apply)
    • Live in Manhattan Beach
  • If you are a resident, in what section of Manhattan Beach do you live?
    • Sand Section
  • If you do not live in Manhattan Beach, please tell us your city of residence.
    No response.
  • Please tell us the number of people in each age group living in your household.
    • Under 6 years - 0
    • 6-12 years - 0
    • 13-18 years - 0
    • 19-54 years - 0
    • 55 and over - 2
  • In the past year, how often has a member of your household visited the following Manhattan Beach parks? (Parks include tennis courts, fields, basketball courts, dog runs and playgrounds, etc.)
    • Bruce's Beach Park - More than 6 times
    • Live Oak Park - Once or twice
    • Manhattan Heights Park - More than 6 times
    • Veterans Parkway/Greenbelt - More than 6 times
    • Walking path on the Strand - More than 6 times
  • Other Manhattan Beach park(s): (please specify)
    No response.
  • In the past year, how often has a member of your household visited the following Manhattan Beach community centers or facilities?
    • Joslyn Community Center - 3-6 times
  • Other community center or facility: (please specify)
    No response.
  • How do you rate the overall quality of Manhattan Beach parks and/or facilities?
    • Physical condition of buildings - Good
    • Physical condition of sports equipment - Don't know
    • Physical condition of playground equipment - Don't know
    • Physical condition of Begg Pool - Don't know
    • Cleanliness of facilities - Good
    • Landscaping - Good
    • Parking - Good
    • Restroom cleanliness - Don't know
    • Signage and information - Good
    • Trash removal - Good
    • Security - Good
  • Additional comments regarding overall quality of parks and facilities:
    No response.
  • What are your reasons for going to parks and facilities? (choose your top 3)
    • Fitness and Exercise
    • Relax and enjoy the outdoors
    • Recreation class/program
  • Choose the top 3 items you would like to see in a ten-year plan for Manhattan Beach parks.
    • Add more pickleball courts
    • Add nature trails
  • If funding was not an issue, what project would you most like to see in Manhattan Beach?
    • Aquatics Center
  • What programs would you like to see more of in the future?
    • Aquatics programs
  • Tell us what you like! Please share examples and links of parks, facilities, plazas and open spaces in other cities with features and activities that you would like to see in Manhattan Beach. You may also email photos to lrobb@citymb.info.
    No response.
  • Can we follow up with you to help us gain additional information?
    • No
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Once or twice
3-6 times
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Haven't visited in the past year
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8th Street Parkette
Bruce's Beach Park
Larsson Street Parkette
Live Oak Park
Manhattan Heights Park
Manhattan Village Field/Playground
Marine Avenue Park
Marine Sports Complex (Marine Ave. @ Aviation Blvd.)
Polliwog Park
Sand Dune Park
Veterans Parkway/Greenbelt
Walking path on the Strand


Once or twice
3-6 times
More than 6 times
Haven't visited in the past year
Never/didn't know existed
Joslyn Community Center
Scout House
Live Oak Hall
Ceramics Studio
Rocketship Hall - Marine Avenue Park
Pay N Play Racquetball Courts - Marine Avenue Park
Marine Avenue Skate Spot
Red House in Polliwog Park
Manhattan Heights Community Center
Manhattan Beach Art Center
Begg Pool
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Physical condition of buildings
Physical condition of sports equipment
Physical condition of playground equipment
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Cleanliness of facilities
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Signage and information
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