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Name not available inside City Limits June 24, 2022, 9:51 PM

Please indicate your level of agreement for each Concept Design by selecting the number that best describes your opinion. Please describe why in the text boxes below.

(1=can't imagine this design, 5=love this idea)
Comments on Concept A - Back to Nature (what do you like and what would you change?): I love the ethnobotany and pollinator gardens and the designated area for the farmers market. Would include elements from the other concepts especially the employee housing. Employee housing should be a priority. Space seems like it could be used more efficiently in this one.
Comments on Concept B – Family, Fitness, Fun  (what do you like and what would you change?): My least favorite of all of the concepts. The outdoor ceremonial space is missing from this one and it seems like an important element. And do we really need another dog park. There is another one a stones throw away that seems sufficient. Would be different if it was on the other side of town or something. I like the expanded play area on this one though.
Comments on Concept C – Something for All (what do you like and what would you change?): My favorite of all concepts. But the skate park is a little large. Couldn't it be put by the Pump track or even in the middle of it. That would allow even more room for employee housing which seems like it should be a priority for our community with the housing crisis we are facing. I like the amphitheater.

Name not available inside City Limits June 24, 2022, 8:18 PM

1. On average, how often do you use the greater Observatory Mesa area (i.e., Lowell Observatory, Observatory Mesa Natural Area, and abutting National Forest)? (see map, above) 1 to 2 times per week
2. When do you typically use the greater Observatory Mesa area? Weekdays (Monday-Friday)
3. Which of the following activities do you participate in within the greater Observatory Mesa area the most frequently? Pick your top priorities. Walking/hiking/running , Biking
4. The proposed trail system will support recreational opportunities for multi-use (walking/hiking, running, biking, equestrian use, etc.). Disagree
5. The proposed trail lengths will fit my recreational needs. Neutral
6. The proposed trail system will preserve the natural character of the area. Strongly disagree
8. The plan’s proposed recreational infrastructure addresses the area’s current level of use (approximately 20-30,000 users per year) and the community’s desire for recreational opportunities. (see map, above) Strongly disagree
10. If priorities 1 – 3 are implemented as funding becomes available, do the steps identified in the priorities meet the needs for recreational use and community goals in the short term while funding is being secured for the complete project? (see maps, above) No
11. The proposed formal trail system for the greater Observatory Mesa area would be an improvement of the current conditions? (see maps, above) Strongly disagree
12. How would the implementation of this plan affect the way you use the area? No change
13. Please provide further direction on your views associated with any other priorities you think this plan should include. This feedback will be used to make plan revisions. Please be as specific and clear as you can. (i.e., include: location, solutions, identification numbers, etc.). I live in Linwood Heights - I am not in agreement with you including Jesse Gregge Park in any of these plans. This is a private park and owned by everyone in Linwood. I also feel there needs to be a discussion surrounding the cost of any additional trails!
14. Please provide additional detail regarding your views on the overall trail plan. This feedback will be used to make plan revisions. Please be as specific and clear as you can. (i.e., include: location, solutions, identification numbers, etc.). Discussion needs to occur surrounding cost and impact, I have seen nothing showing that this has been done.
15. Would you like to receive future news about the Greater Observatory Mesa Trail Plan? Enter e-mail if interested. skeeteraz@npgcable.com
16. What is your home ZIP code? 86001

Name not available inside City Limits June 24, 2022, 3:28 PM

Please indicate your level of agreement for each Concept Design by selecting the number that best describes your opinion. Please describe why in the text boxes below.

(1=can't imagine this design, 5=love this idea)
Comments on Concept A - Back to Nature (what do you like and what would you change?): The picnic area seems to me the best choice. I have seen lots of family have a nice time in the area with the kids being able to play near by. That is why I like this choice.
Comments on Concept B – Family, Fitness, Fun  (what do you like and what would you change?): A dog park seems really useless considering that the national forest is right there available to let your dog run. I would remove that as not needed.
Comments on Concept C – Something for All (what do you like and what would you change?): There already skate parks and pump tracks around the city, I would dump those.

Name not available inside City Limits June 24, 2022, 2:31 PM

Please indicate your level of agreement for each Concept Design by selecting the number that best describes your opinion. Please describe why in the text boxes below.

(1=can't imagine this design, 5=love this idea)
Comments on Concept A - Back to Nature (what do you like and what would you change?): Too much pavement for a nature design. Add a pump track to a portion of the picnic in the pines zone. Aztec entrance only -- no Mogollon entrance.
Comments on Concept B – Family, Fitness, Fun  (what do you like and what would you change?): My least favored plan of the three. No need for anther dog park when one already exists just to the west. Too much pavement. Remove half of the pickle ball courts and add market stalls.
Comments on Concept C – Something for All (what do you like and what would you change?): My favorite of the plans. It may be part of the plan, but the main entrance should be off Aztec, not Mogollon.

Name not shown inside City Limits June 24, 2022, 1:04 PM

Please indicate your level of agreement for each Concept Design by selecting the number that best describes your opinion. Please describe why in the text boxes below.

(1=can't imagine this design, 5=love this idea)
Comments on Concept A - Back to Nature (what do you like and what would you change?): For every design I think the garage and facilities parking lot should go. These have no place in a park. While I thought the rock building should be a community building for any community use, I understand that it the Indigenous community needs a space and so that is set. But I hate the use of so much space for market spots. The thing I like most about this plan is the multi purpose lawn..but then next to it is hardscape event space. Why??? This is a park buried in a neighborhood and already burdened with traffic for various tournaments and other events. The roads are not meant to carry more traffic!!!! So I am completely against event space in all 3 designs
Comments on Concept B – Family, Fitness, Fun  (what do you like and what would you change?): There is nothing I like about this plan. First of all, 100 parking spaces is way too many for 6 pickleball courts and a skatepark. The amphitheater is way too big and does not belong in a neighborhood already burdened with tournaments and regular park use! I don't think any plan should have hardscape event space or amphitheater or garage. And if the garage can be taken over for basketball and not given over for book mobile storage - why can't it be taken off the other plans entirely? What I would like to see is a large lawn interspersed with trees and benches and picnic tables - like on the much used Wheeler and Cullen parks where I see families having fun with simple things like space to be together and trees for shade and to tie a hammock or slackline. A nice gentle hill can take the place of amphitheater and be used for lots of kid fun. I heard many ask for pickleball courts, so I can support that because the players are pretty vocal about the need...but I don't think that 6 will satisfy them. We don't need a dog park so close to the other one...maybe this should be in another part of town that doesn't have a dog park.
Comments on Concept C – Something for All (what do you like and what would you change?): The things I like are paths and the turf (but it is too small). Skate park is ok because I don't think we have one on this side of town, and housing is needed (but 7 is a drop in the bucket). What I would change in all plans is to get rid of the amphitheater, the garage, facilities lot, parking over 20 spots, hardscape event and market spaces. All that makes it seem industrial. Amphitheater and event space is not in keeping with the neighborhood and should be taken off all the plans. I participated in several groups during the sessions, and not one person was enthusiastic about an amphitheater and I got the feeling that they were tossed onto the big maps just because they were in the mix of cutouts. No one advocated for market stalls or event space or amphitheater in the groups I sat with, and certainly not one person wanted the garage to stay. Replace all that with cooling grass and vegetated space for informal play, trees, picnic tables, benches, hill, and link to FUTS trail and Frances Short Pond.

Name not shown inside City Limits June 24, 2022, 12:48 PM

Please indicate your level of agreement for each Concept Design by selecting the number that best describes your opinion. Please describe why in the text boxes below.

(1=can't imagine this design, 5=love this idea)
Comments on Concept A - Back to Nature (what do you like and what would you change?): Too much parking! A sustainable future flagstaff is about less cars and that means we shouldn't be encouraging more driving to city facilities with all this parking. It also doesn't have housing which is my priority. I like that it has some natural vegetation.
Comments on Concept B – Family, Fitness, Fun  (what do you like and what would you change?): Too much parking and no housing, as above. Also we already have a dog park in Thorpe. Why do we need another one?
Comments on Concept C – Something for All (what do you like and what would you change?): This is my favorite option. I am glad to see some housing, though I'd like to see me. I love the addition of the pump track as there aren't pump tracks available in downtown/central Flagstaff so this is a new developed resource. It was smart to combine pickleball and housing in the same scenario since those are some strong advocates.

Regardless of the concept, I'm worried about where the funding is going to come from to put in such expansive amenities and how these will be prioritized with limited/phased funding.

Name not available inside City Limits June 24, 2022, 12:15 PM

Please indicate your level of agreement for each Concept Design by selecting the number that best describes your opinion. Please describe why in the text boxes below.

(1=can't imagine this design, 5=love this idea)

Name not shown inside City Limits June 24, 2022, 12:11 PM

Please indicate your level of agreement for each Concept Design by selecting the number that best describes your opinion. Please describe why in the text boxes below.

(1=can't imagine this design, 5=love this idea)
Comments on Concept B – Family, Fitness, Fun  (what do you like and what would you change?): No dog park
Comments on Concept C – Something for All (what do you like and what would you change?): awesome amphitheater!

Name not shown inside City Limits June 24, 2022, 11:27 AM

Please indicate your level of agreement for each Concept Design by selecting the number that best describes your opinion. Please describe why in the text boxes below.

(1=can't imagine this design, 5=love this idea)
Comments on Concept A - Back to Nature (what do you like and what would you change?): This is by far my favorite idea. I like the emphasis on natural vegetation and opportunities for open space and less hard surfaces.
Comments on Concept B – Family, Fitness, Fun  (what do you like and what would you change?): I like the variety of activities, but it will involve the removal of a lot of vegetation and a large percentage of the surfaces are impermeable to rainfall. This design would involve a lot of development and loss of natural open spaces. These paved surfaces reduce rainwater infiltration and increase heat absorption of the ground. The removal of more trees would result in a decrease in carbon storage and increased release of carbon into the atmosphere.
Comments on Concept C – Something for All (what do you like and what would you change?): It seems to involve slightly less impermeable surfaces that design concept B, though it looks like a lot of asphalt and courts and not much left as natural areas. These paved surfaces reduce rainwater infiltration and increase heat absorption of the ground. The removal of more trees would result in a decrease in carbon storage and increased release of carbon into the atmosphere.

Name not available inside City Limits June 24, 2022, 10:57 AM

Please indicate your level of agreement for each Concept Design by selecting the number that best describes your opinion. Please describe why in the text boxes below.

(1=can't imagine this design, 5=love this idea)
Comments on Concept B – Family, Fitness, Fun  (what do you like and what would you change?): We don't need another dog park at Thorpe.
Comments on Concept C – Something for All (what do you like and what would you change?): Like the amphitheater.