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How far do you live from Johnson’s Local Park? (Choose one)

Response Percent Response Count
1/2 a mile or less 52.6% 10
1/2 mile to 1 mile 15.8% 3
More than 1.5 miles 31.6% 6

How often do you visit this park? (Choose one)

Response Percent Response Count
Daily 5.3% 1
At least once per week 5.3% 1
A couple times per month 21.1% 4
Less than once per month 57.9% 11
Only visited once 5.3% 1
Never visited 5.3% 1

How do you typically get to the park? (Choose one)

Response Percent Response Count
Walk 44.4% 8
Drive 55.6% 10

Overall, how would you rate the condition of Johnson’s Local Park? (Choose one)

Response Percent Response Count
Good 26.3% 5
Fair 57.9% 11
Poor 10.5% 2
Never visited 5.3% 1

What activities do you like to do in this park? (Choose all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Baseball/Softball 26.3% 5
Basketball 15.8% 3
Tennis 21.1% 4
Football 5.3% 1
Playground 52.6% 10
Picnicking 26.3% 5
Soccer 5.3% 1
Spend time with family and/or friends 47.4% 9
Enjoy nature 47.4% 9
Family/Community events 21.1% 4
Relaxation/Leisure 36.8% 7
Dog-walking 21.1% 4
Exercise/Fitness 31.6% 6
Unstructured field play 31.6% 6
Other 21.1% 4

What age groups do you typically see using the park the most? (Choose one)

Response Percent Response Count
Adults with children 73.7% 14
Adults without children 15.8% 3
Older adults 10.5% 2

What concerns do you currently have about the park? (Select up to ten)

Response Percent Response Count
Amenities are not interesting or appealing to me 31.6% 6
Amenities are in poor condition 31.6% 6
Park is poorly maintained 15.8% 3
Playground could be improved 31.6% 6
Parking is difficult 10.5% 2
Poor signage 15.8% 3
Poor lighting 21.1% 4
Safety concerns 10.5% 2
There are missing benches, picnic tables, light poles 10.5% 2
There is no formal bathroom in the park/I do not like using portable toilets 47.4% 9
There is not enough parking 26.3% 5
There is nothing to do in the park 21.1% 4
The portable toilet is not clean 21.1% 4
Trash in the park 26.3% 5
Other 21.1% 4

Of the park’s current amenities, which do you use most often? (Choose up to three)

Response Percent Response Count
Baseball/Softball field 31.6% 6
Basketball Court 15.8% 3
Playground 47.4% 9
Picnic Shelter 47.4% 9
Tennis Court 21.1% 4
Don’t use the park 5.3% 1

What current amenities would you like to prioritize upgrading? (Choose up to three)

Response Percent Response Count
Baseball/Softball field 26.3% 5
Basketball Court 21.1% 4
Playground 52.6% 10
Picnic Shelter 78.9% 15
Tennis Court 26.3% 5
Parking Lot 26.3% 5

What new amenities would you like to see in this park? (Choose up to three)

Response Percent Response Count
Additional Play Equipment 5.3% 1
Additional Picnic Pavilion(s) 21.1% 4
Baseball Field Additions (dugouts, scoreboard, spectator area, etc.) 10.5% 2
Community Gathering Space 21.1% 4
Fitness area/Fitness equipment 5.3% 1
Formal Bathroom 36.8% 7
Lighting 31.6% 6
More Variety of Playground Equipment 21.1% 4
Seating/Places to Relax 21.1% 4
Shade 10.5% 2
Soccer Court 10.5% 2
Walking Paths 36.8% 7
Other 36.8% 7

How familiar are you with the history of Johnson’s Local Park and the surrounding Emory Grove community? (Choose one)

Response Percent Response Count
1 – Not at all aware 10.5% 2
2 – Slightly aware 15.8% 3
3 – Somewhat aware 26.3% 5
4 – Moderately aware 31.6% 6
5 – Extremely aware 15.8% 3

Which of the following historical topics are most important to share with park visitors? (Choose up to four)

Response Percent Response Count
Community – a tight-knit African American enclave founded in 1864 grew to include a church, school, and businesses 84.2% 16
Religious Life – thousands traveled here to worship under the trees in Methodist camp meetings (1870s-1960s) 26.3% 5
Sports – the lighted field at the privately-owned Johnson’s Park was the county’s premier spot for Black baseball players (1947-1960s) 68.4% 13
Entertainment/Social Life – the park’s dance pavilion hosted musicians, including Tina Turner (late 1940s-1960s) 47.4% 9
WWII Prisoner of War Camp – this area was used as a POW camp; the German POWs labored at local farms (mid-1945-1946) 63.2% 12
Urban Renewal – the federally-funded program demolished most homes and displaced many residents. Johnson’s Park became M-NCPPC land. (1970s-early 1980s) 52.6% 10
Other 5.3% 1

Which of the following best describes you?

Response Percent Response Count
Asian or Pacific Islander 10.5% 2
Black or African (Not of Hispanic Origin) 21.1% 4
Hispanic or Latino 21.1% 4
White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 47.4% 9

What languages do you speak at home? (Choose all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Chinese 5.3% 1
English 94.7% 18
Spanish 15.8% 3

Please choose your age range. (Choose one)

Response Percent Response Count
25 to 34 26.3% 5
35 to 44 15.8% 3
45 to 54 26.3% 5
55 to 64 15.8% 3
64 and over 15.8% 3

Please share any additional comments about Johnson’s Local Park.

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