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How would you improve Winchester's park system?

73 registered responses


#1. How long have you lived in the Winchester area?

Response Percent Response Count
Less than 1 year 2.7% 2
1-5 years 17.8% 13
6-10 years 12.3% 9
11-20 years 19.2% 14
20+ years 45.2% 33
I do not live in the Winchester area, but I still visit neighborhood parks occasionally. 2.7% 2

#2. In which voting ward do you live?

Response Percent Response Count
First Ward 28.8% 21
Second Ward 19.2% 14
Third Ward 16.4% 12
Fourth Ward 17.8% 13
I live outside Winchester city limits (22601) 17.8% 13

#3. On a scale of 1 to 5, how important to you and your household is the availability of local parks and recreation opportunities in Winchester?

Availability
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 1.4% 1
(2) Somewhat important 5.6% 4
(3) Neutral 1.4% 1
(4) Important 23.6% 17
(5) Very Important 68.1% 49

#4. How often does your household use the following Winchester parks and facilities?

Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve (Meadow Branch Ave)
Response Percent Response Count
(0) Never 25.0% 18
(1) Few times per year 36.1% 26
(2) 1-2 times per month 9.7% 7
(3) 2-4 times per month 12.5% 9
(4) Once per week 12.5% 9
(5) Daily 4.2% 3
Cedarmeade Green Space (Stonegate Dr)
Response Percent Response Count
(0) Never 87.5% 63
(1) Few times per year 6.9% 5
(2) 1-2 times per month 4.2% 3
(3) 2-4 times per month 1.4% 1
Frederick Douglass Park (N. Kent St)
Response Percent Response Count
(0) Never 75.0% 54
(1) Few times per year 15.3% 11
(3) 2-4 times per month 5.6% 4
(4) Once per week 4.2% 3
Friendship Park (N. Pleasant Valley Rd)
Response Percent Response Count
(0) Never 73.6% 53
(1) Few times per year 13.9% 10
(2) 1-2 times per month 4.2% 3
(3) 2-4 times per month 2.8% 2
(4) Once per week 1.4% 1
(5) Daily 4.2% 3
Green Circle Trail
Response Percent Response Count
(0) Never 18.1% 13
(1) Few times per year 31.9% 23
(2) 1-2 times per month 19.4% 14
(3) 2-4 times per month 4.2% 3
(4) Once per week 18.1% 13
(5) Daily 8.3% 6
Harvest Ridge Park (Crestview Terr)
Response Percent Response Count
(0) Never 80.6% 58
(1) Few times per year 11.1% 8
(2) 1-2 times per month 4.2% 3
(3) 2-4 times per month 1.4% 1
(4) Once per week 1.4% 1
(5) Daily 1.4% 1
Jim Barnett Park
Response Percent Response Count
(0) Never 5.6% 4
(1) Few times per year 18.1% 13
(2) 1-2 times per month 13.9% 10
(3) 2-4 times per month 6.9% 5
(4) Once per week 37.5% 27
(5) Daily 18.1% 13
North East South West Park (Darrview St)
Response Percent Response Count
(0) Never 90.3% 65
(1) Few times per year 5.6% 4
(2) 1-2 times per month 2.8% 2
(4) Once per week 1.4% 1
Overlook Green Space (Montague Cir)
Response Percent Response Count
(0) Never 87.5% 63
(1) Few times per year 6.9% 5
(2) 1-2 times per month 5.6% 4
Park Place Park (Harvest Dr)
Response Percent Response Count
(0) Never 80.6% 58
(1) Few times per year 6.9% 5
(2) 1-2 times per month 4.2% 3
(3) 2-4 times per month 2.8% 2
(4) Once per week 4.2% 3
(5) Daily 1.4% 1
Rolling Hills Green Space (Kennedy Dr)
Response Percent Response Count
(0) Never 88.9% 64
(1) Few times per year 5.6% 4
(2) 1-2 times per month 5.6% 4
Ruth Jackson Memorial Park (E. Cecil St)
Response Percent Response Count
(0) Never 88.9% 64
(1) Few times per year 5.6% 4
(2) 1-2 times per month 5.6% 4
Shawnee Springs Preserve (E. Pall Mall St)
Response Percent Response Count
(0) Never 63.9% 46
(1) Few times per year 18.1% 13
(2) 1-2 times per month 9.7% 7
(3) 2-4 times per month 4.2% 3
(4) Once per week 2.8% 2
(5) Daily 1.4% 1
Timbrook Park (Woodstock Ln)
Response Percent Response Count
(0) Never 87.5% 63
(1) Few times per year 9.7% 7
(2) 1-2 times per month 1.4% 1
(3) 2-4 times per month 1.4% 1
Weaver Park (Bruce Dr)
Response Percent Response Count
(0) Never 90.3% 65
(1) Few times per year 4.2% 3
(2) 1-2 times per month 4.2% 3
(3) 2-4 times per month 1.4% 1
Whittier Park (Whittier Ave)
Response Percent Response Count
(0) Never 79.2% 57
(1) Few times per year 11.1% 8
(2) 1-2 times per month 4.2% 3
(4) Once per week 4.2% 3
(5) Daily 1.4% 1

If you marked "0" for any option above, what barriers stop you from using these parks and facilities? Select all that apply (hold down the Control/Command key).

Response Percent Response Count
I didn't know the park/facility existed. 56.9% 41
I can't find the park/facility. 4.2% 3
The park/facility doesn't have what I'm looking for. 22.2% 16
I don't have transportation to get there. 1.4% 1
The park/facility equipment is not safe to use. 2.8% 2
The park/facility is not in an area of the city I feel comfortable going. 12.5% 9
I have no interest in the park/facility. 30.6% 22
Other 26.4% 19

#5. Rate how important the following parks and facilities are to your household. Please provide an answer for each option whether you have used the park/facility or not. (NA/NS = Not Applicable or Not Sure)

Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve (Meadow Branch Ave)
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 2.8% 2
(2) Somewhat important 9.7% 7
(3) Neutral 11.1% 8
(4) Important 11.1% 8
(5) Very Important 50.0% 36
(X) NA/NS 15.3% 11
Cedarmeade Green Space (Stonegate Dr)
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 16.7% 12
(2) Somewhat important 12.5% 9
(3) Neutral 18.1% 13
(4) Important 4.2% 3
(5) Very Important 6.9% 5
(X) NA/NS 41.7% 30
Frederick Douglass Park (N. Kent St)
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 22.2% 16
(2) Somewhat important 11.1% 8
(3) Neutral 9.7% 7
(4) Important 12.5% 9
(5) Very Important 13.9% 10
(X) NA/NS 30.6% 22
Friendship Park ( N. Pleasant Valley Rd)
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 19.4% 14
(2) Somewhat important 12.5% 9
(3) Neutral 13.9% 10
(4) Important 9.7% 7
(5) Very Important 13.9% 10
(X) NA/NS 30.6% 22
Green Circle Trail
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 2.8% 2
(2) Somewhat important 15.3% 11
(3) Neutral 12.5% 9
(4) Important 11.1% 8
(5) Very Important 44.4% 32
(X) NA/NS 13.9% 10
Harvest Ridge Park (Crestview Terr)
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 18.1% 13
(2) Somewhat important 11.1% 8
(3) Neutral 16.7% 12
(4) Important 5.6% 4
(5) Very Important 8.3% 6
(X) NA/NS 40.3% 29
Jim Barnett Park
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 2.8% 2
(2) Somewhat important 2.8% 2
(3) Neutral 1.4% 1
(4) Important 15.3% 11
(5) Very Important 68.1% 49
(X) NA/NS 9.7% 7
North East South West Park (Darrview St)
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 22.2% 16
(2) Somewhat important 12.5% 9
(3) Neutral 18.1% 13
(4) Important 4.2% 3
(5) Very Important 4.2% 3
(X) NA/NS 38.9% 28
Overlook Green Space (Montague Cir)
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 19.4% 14
(2) Somewhat important 13.9% 10
(3) Neutral 19.4% 14
(4) Important 2.8% 2
(5) Very Important 4.2% 3
(X) NA/NS 40.3% 29
Park Place Park (Harvest Dr)
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 16.7% 12
(2) Somewhat important 12.5% 9
(3) Neutral 18.1% 13
(4) Important 5.6% 4
(5) Very Important 11.1% 8
(X) NA/NS 36.1% 26
Rolling Hills Green Space (Kennedy Dr)
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 19.4% 14
(2) Somewhat important 13.9% 10
(3) Neutral 18.1% 13
(4) Important 4.2% 3
(5) Very Important 4.2% 3
(X) NA/NS 40.3% 29
Ruth Jackson Memorial Park (E. Cecil St)
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 22.2% 16
(2) Somewhat important 12.5% 9
(3) Neutral 18.1% 13
(4) Important 4.2% 3
(5) Very Important 4.2% 3
(X) NA/NS 38.9% 28
Shawnee Springs Preserve (E. Pall Mall St)
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 12.5% 9
(2) Somewhat important 11.1% 8
(3) Neutral 18.1% 13
(4) Important 9.7% 7
(5) Very Important 15.3% 11
(X) NA/NS 33.3% 24
Timbrook Park (Woodstock Ln)
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 20.8% 15
(2) Somewhat important 11.1% 8
(3) Neutral 18.1% 13
(4) Important 5.6% 4
(5) Very Important 6.9% 5
(X) NA/NS 37.5% 27
Weaver Park (Bruce Dr)
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 20.8% 15
(2) Somewhat important 12.5% 9
(3) Neutral 19.4% 14
(4) Important 2.8% 2
(5) Very Important 4.2% 3
(X) NA/NS 40.3% 29
Whittier Park (Whittier Ave)
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 15.3% 11
(2) Somewhat important 15.3% 11
(3) Neutral 13.9% 10
(4) Important 9.7% 7
(5) Very Important 8.3% 6
(X) NA/NS 37.5% 27

#6. How could the parks/facilities mentioned in #4 and #5 be improved to better meet the needs of your household?

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#7. Overall, how well are the neighborhood parks/facilities meeting the needs of your household?

Meeting Your Needs
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all 2.8% 2
(2) Not very much 6.9% 5
(3) Somewhat 23.6% 17
(4) Mostly 52.8% 38
(5) Completely 13.9% 10

#8. What are the greatest needs for outdoor facilities to be added, expanded, or improved in Winchester over the next five years?

Community gardens
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 5.6% 4
(2) Somewhat important 18.1% 13
(3) Neutral 8.3% 6
(4) Important 34.7% 25
(5) Very Important 29.2% 21
(X) No Opinion/Not Sure 4.2% 3
Dog park features
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 16.7% 12
(2) Somewhat important 9.7% 7
(3) Neutral 22.2% 16
(4) Important 26.4% 19
(5) Very Important 16.7% 12
(X) No Opinion/Not Sure 8.3% 6
Fitness spaces
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 5.6% 4
(2) Somewhat important 19.4% 14
(3) Neutral 19.4% 14
(4) Important 34.7% 25
(5) Very Important 19.4% 14
(X) No Opinion/Not Sure 1.4% 1
Little libraries
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 15.3% 11
(2) Somewhat important 15.3% 11
(3) Neutral 25.0% 18
(4) Important 26.4% 19
(5) Very Important 11.1% 8
(X) No Opinion/Not Sure 6.9% 5
Outdoor athletic fields/courts
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 2.8% 2
(2) Somewhat important 11.1% 8
(3) Neutral 19.4% 14
(4) Important 26.4% 19
(5) Very Important 37.5% 27
(X) No Opinion/Not Sure 2.8% 2
Outdoor walking paths/trails
Response Percent Response Count
(2) Somewhat important 2.8% 2
(3) Neutral 1.4% 1
(4) Important 18.1% 13
(5) Very Important 77.8% 56
Picnic areas/pavilions
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 4.2% 3
(2) Somewhat important 11.1% 8
(3) Neutral 13.9% 10
(4) Important 41.7% 30
(5) Very Important 26.4% 19
(X) No Opinion/Not Sure 2.8% 2
Playgrounds
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 2.8% 2
(2) Somewhat important 9.7% 7
(3) Neutral 15.3% 11
(4) Important 27.8% 20
(5) Very Important 40.3% 29
(X) No Opinion/Not Sure 4.2% 3
Restrooms
Response Percent Response Count
(2) Somewhat important 8.3% 6
(3) Neutral 12.5% 9
(4) Important 31.9% 23
(5) Very Important 44.4% 32
(X) No Opinion/Not Sure 2.8% 2
Seating areas/park benches
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 1.4% 1
(2) Somewhat important 8.3% 6
(3) Neutral 13.9% 10
(4) Important 31.9% 23
(5) Very Important 40.3% 29
(X) No Opinion/Not Sure 4.2% 3
Skateboard park
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 26.4% 19
(2) Somewhat important 13.9% 10
(3) Neutral 16.7% 12
(4) Important 13.9% 10
(5) Very Important 22.2% 16
(X) No Opinion/Not Sure 6.9% 5
Splash pad
Response Percent Response Count
(1) Not at all important 26.4% 19
(2) Somewhat important 11.1% 8
(3) Neutral 12.5% 9
(4) Important 23.6% 17
(5) Very Important 19.4% 14
(X) No Opinion/Not Sure 6.9% 5

If you think the parks system's outdoor athletic fields/courts need to expanded/improved/more added, please specify type (i.e. more soccer fields).

Answered
42
Skipped
31

#9. How do you receive information on Winchester Parks and Recreation facilities, services, and programs? Check all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
Local newspaper 37.5% 27
Cable TV channel 6 4.2% 3
Parks & Recreation Activity Guide 68.1% 49
At the Rec Center or program location 18.1% 13
Word of mouth 40.3% 29
Park website 34.7% 25
Social media 37.5% 27
City e-newsletter (CitE-News or ActivitE-News) 44.4% 32
School flyers/alerts 6.9% 5
Posters 6.9% 5

#10. Do you have any additional comments or suggestions you'd like to offer regarding parks and facilities in the City of Winchester?

Answered
42
Skipped
31

What is your gender?

Response Percent Response Count
Male 35.2% 25
Female 63.4% 45
Prefer not to answer 1.4% 1

What is your age?

Response Percent Response Count
Under 25 1.4% 1
25-34 9.9% 7
35-44 31.0% 22
45-54 18.3% 13
55-64 22.5% 16
65-74 14.1% 10
75+ 2.8% 2

Which of these categories best describes your household?

Response Percent Response Count
Single, no children 8.5% 6
Single with children at home 12.7% 9
Single, children no longer at home (empty nester) 4.2% 3
Couple, no children 23.9% 17
Couple with children at home 28.2% 20
Couple, children no longer at home (empty nester) 19.7% 14
Other 2.8% 2

Which of these categories best describes the total gross annual income of your household (before taxes)?

Response Percent Response Count
$25,000-49,999 8.5% 6
$50,000-99,999 43.7% 31
$100,000-149,999 29.6% 21
$150,000-199,999 14.1% 10
$250,000+ 4.2% 3

Are you of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 1.4% 1
No 98.6% 70

What race do you consider yourself to be?

Response Percent Response Count
White 85.9% 61
Asian, Asian Indian, or Pacific Islander 1.4% 1
Black or African American 2.8% 2
Two or more races 7.0% 5
Other 2.8% 2
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September 26, 2022, 6:02 PM
  • #1. How long have you lived in the Winchester area?
    • 20+ years
  • #2. In which voting ward do you live?
    • Fourth Ward
  • #3. On a scale of 1 to 5, how important to you and your household is the availability of local parks and recreation opportunities in Winchester?
    • Availability - (5) Very Important
  • #4. How often does your household use the following Winchester parks and facilities?
    • Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve (Meadow Branch Ave) - (0) Never
    • Cedarmeade Green Space (Stonegate Dr) - (0) Never
    • Frederick Douglass Park (N. Kent St) - (0) Never
    • Friendship Park (N. Pleasant Valley Rd) - (0) Never
    • Green Circle Trail - (1) Few times per year
    • Harvest Ridge Park (Crestview Terr) - (1) Few times per year
    • Jim Barnett Park - (3) 2-4 times per month
    • North East South West Park (Darrview St) - (0) Never
    • Overlook Green Space (Montague Cir) - (0) Never
    • Park Place Park (Harvest Dr) - (0) Never
    • Rolling Hills Green Space (Kennedy Dr) - (0) Never
    • Ruth Jackson Memorial Park (E. Cecil St) - (0) Never
    • Shawnee Springs Preserve (E. Pall Mall St) - (0) Never
    • Timbrook Park (Woodstock Ln) - (0) Never
    • Weaver Park (Bruce Dr) - (2) 1-2 times per month
    • Whittier Park (Whittier Ave) - (1) Few times per year
  • If you marked "0" for any option above, what barriers stop you from using these parks and facilities? Select all that apply (hold down the Control/Command key).
    • I didn't know the park/facility existed.
  • #5. Rate how important the following parks and facilities are to your household. Please provide an answer for each option whether you have used the park/facility or not. (NA/NS = Not Applicable or Not Sure)
    • Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve (Meadow Branch Ave) - (3) Neutral
    • Cedarmeade Green Space (Stonegate Dr) - (2) Somewhat important
    • Frederick Douglass Park (N. Kent St) - (3) Neutral
    • Friendship Park ( N. Pleasant Valley Rd) - (3) Neutral
    • Green Circle Trail - (2) Somewhat important
    • Harvest Ridge Park (Crestview Terr) - (2) Somewhat important
    • Jim Barnett Park - (2) Somewhat important
    • North East South West Park (Darrview St) - (3) Neutral
    • Overlook Green Space (Montague Cir) - (3) Neutral
    • Park Place Park (Harvest Dr) - (3) Neutral
    • Rolling Hills Green Space (Kennedy Dr) - (3) Neutral
    • Ruth Jackson Memorial Park (E. Cecil St) - (3) Neutral
    • Shawnee Springs Preserve (E. Pall Mall St) - (3) Neutral
    • Timbrook Park (Woodstock Ln) - (3) Neutral
    • Weaver Park (Bruce Dr) - (3) Neutral
    • Whittier Park (Whittier Ave) - (3) Neutral
  • #6. How could the parks/facilities mentioned in #4 and #5 be improved to better meet the needs of your household?
    No response.
  • #7. Overall, how well are the neighborhood parks/facilities meeting the needs of your household?
    • Meeting Your Needs - (4) Mostly
  • #8. What are the greatest needs for outdoor facilities to be added, expanded, or improved in Winchester over the next five years?
    • Community gardens - (2) Somewhat important
    • Dog park features - (2) Somewhat important
    • Fitness spaces - (2) Somewhat important
    • Little libraries - (2) Somewhat important
    • Outdoor athletic fields/courts - (2) Somewhat important
    • Outdoor walking paths/trails - (2) Somewhat important
    • Picnic areas/pavilions - (2) Somewhat important
    • Playgrounds - (2) Somewhat important
    • Restrooms - (2) Somewhat important
    • Seating areas/park benches - (2) Somewhat important
    • Skateboard park - (2) Somewhat important
    • Splash pad - (2) Somewhat important
  • If you think the parks system's outdoor athletic fields/courts need to expanded/improved/more added, please specify type (i.e. more soccer fields).
    No response.
  • #9. How do you receive information on Winchester Parks and Recreation facilities, services, and programs? Check all that apply.
    • Social media
  • #10. Do you have any additional comments or suggestions you'd like to offer regarding parks and facilities in the City of Winchester?
    No response.
  • What is your gender?
    • Female
  • What is your age?
    • 45-54
  • Which of these categories best describes your household?
    • Couple with children at home
  • Which of these categories best describes the total gross annual income of your household (before taxes)?
    • $100,000-149,999
  • Are you of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin?
    • Yes
  • What race do you consider yourself to be?
    • White
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