Park Survey Background
Founded in 1996, NPC has 15 years of experience advocating for our public parks and open spaces. Transparency, accountability and open communication in park system management have always been among our organization’s core values. This ethic prompts us to continually ask park stakeholders for feedback so that we can best align our advocacy and policy work directly with park users’ needs.
In October of 2010, NPC released our 2010 Park User Survey with the goal of collecting as much constructive feedback as possible from those who care about parks the most, San Francisco park users. Over 1400 individuals responded, helping us to quantify the current successes and challenges of our park and recreation system.
Park User Survey Report
Each section of the report highlights the ways in which park users feel the Recreation and Park Department (RPD) could strengthen its work. NPC has added section-specific recommendations based on respondent feedback. We are very pleased that RPD staff was able to spend a great deal of time with
the draft report, digesting feedback and responding to the data as well as to our recommendations. Written RPD responses have been included in each section as submitted to NPC. These RPD responses were added to the report to help complete the communication loop between survey takers and decision makers.
The complete report is now available here.
Download the presentation given to the Recreation & Park Commission on February 17, 2011 here.
Thanks to all who took our 2010 Park User Survey!