Due to the impacts of COVID-19, most of our initial engagement was conducted online. However, we were able to conduct some additional, socially distanced engagement events outdoors in our parks this past summer. We were able to engage more than 950 park users in the Central Region of Hamilton County. This engagement process has been critical in helping us learn how you’re using parks, which ones you frequent and how often, ideas you have for improvements, and where to prioritize investment.
Here’s an overview of our interactions with you:
- 951 total people engaged in the Central Region
- 781 online survey responses
- 170 in-person responses on 10 different dates in the following parks:
- Winton Woods
- Glenwood Gardens
- Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve
- Triple Creek
WHAT WE HEARD
According to survey respondents in the Central Region, the top activities that survey respondents engage in are:
The existing programs or facilities that survey respondents most want to see investments in are:
When asked about improvements and changes that could be made at Winton Woods Harbors, the common themes were:
- Seating: More seating options; Shaded seating along Lake; swinging benches like the Banks;
- Boat/Kayak Launch: Improve the condition; make parking or unloading closer to launch; make slope to ramp more gradual;
- Trails: Bike connections to nearby communities so you don’t have to drive;
- Wet Play: Needs improvements or replacement
- Play Features: Can play features be spread out more?
- Dog Park: Add a dog park nearby
- Longer Hours: Open later in the day and later in the year.
Our team is working on incorporating the input received to date into plans for the various parks. Another round of engagement will be conducted in the Spring of 2021 to gather feedback on the plans. Click here to sign-up for the e-newsletter to stay in-the-know on the planning process.