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Share your ideas for a new park in downtown Bethesda.

131 registered responses

1. How far do you live from the future Bethesda Market Park, which will be located in Downtown Bethesda adjacent to Elm Street Park and the historic Montgomery Farm Women’s Cooperative Market? (Select one)

Response Percent Response Count
1/2 mile or less 47.3% 62
Between 1/2 and 1mile 23.7% 31
More than 1 mile 29.0% 38

2. How often do you think you would visit the park? (Select one)

Response Percent Response Count
Daily 15.3% 20
A few times a week 35.1% 46
A few times a month 31.3% 41
Less than once a month 18.3% 24

3. How would you typically get to the park? (Select one)

Response Percent Response Count
Walk 68.7% 90
Bike 6.1% 8
Drive 21.4% 28
Other 3.8% 5

4. Select your top priorities for amenities in the new park. (Select up to ten)

Response Percent Response Count
Open Lawn Area 54.6% 71
Amphitheater / Stage 33.8% 44
Community Plaza / Terrace 34.6% 45
Contemplative Seating Area 33.1% 43
Game Area 29.2% 38
Playful Features, including Interactive Artwork 32.3% 42
Special Amenity Lighting 19.2% 25
Shade Structures 58.5% 76
Planted Areas 63.8% 83
Public Art 33.1% 43
Dog Park 36.2% 47
Fixed Seating 40.8% 53
Movable Furniture 12.3% 16
Adult Swings / Seating 30.0% 39
Loop Walking Paths 53.1% 69
Outdoor Fitness 26.9% 35
Other - Please elaborate on question # 7 27.7% 36

5. What types of future events would you enjoy in the park? (Select up to three)

Response Percent Response Count
Yappy Hour 21.4% 28
Yoga / Outdoor Classes 19.8% 26
Concerts / Performances 50.4% 66
Festivals (i.e. arts/crafts, comedy, food) 62.6% 82
Farmer's Market 67.9% 89
Movie Night 22.1% 29
Game Competitions 3.1% 4
Children's Events 20.6% 27
Other 10.7% 14

6. Please list other similar parks you've visited that you find interesting and engaging and what features make them special.


7. Please share any additional thoughts about the future Bethesda Market Park.


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