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Bettye Blakeney inside Kensington/Wheaton February 24, 2024, 4:39 PM

Approximately how far do you live from Dalewood Drive Neighborhood Park? 1/2 mile or less
How often do you visit the park? Once a month or less
How do you typically get to the park? Walk
What groups of people do you see using the park? Adults with children
If you bring your child or children to the park, what are their ages? I don't bring children to the park
Please select which concept you prefer Concept 1: Preserve the Cherry Tree
In addition to the playground, what new types of facilities would you most like to see at Dalewood Drive Neighborhood Park? (Select up to four answers) Picnic/seating area with shade, Adult exercise equipment, Path connection to Connecticut Avenue
Select your top three priorities for playground equipment suitable for ages 2 - 5. Spinning activities, Simple slides, Enclosed swings
Select your top three priorities for playground equipment suitable for ages 5 - 12. Freestanding climbers, Spinning activities, Swings
What colors would you prefer for the new play equipment at Dalewood Drive Neighborhood Park? Warm colors (for example: reds and yellows)
What do you like most about the park currently? What do you dislike? Slides usually give children lots of smiles.
Please list specific play equipment that you would like to see at Dalewood Drive Neighborhood Park or other playgrounds that you find interesting or engaging. Swings are engaging.
Do you have any additional thoughts about Dalewood Drive Neighborhood Park that you would like to share? Basketball might create an increase of noise for the people who live nearby.

Name not shown inside Olney February 21, 2024, 11:41 PM

How far do you live from Johnson’s Local Park? (Choose one) More than 1.5 miles
How often do you visit this park? (Choose one) Less than once per month
How do you typically get to the park? (Choose one) Drive
Overall, how would you rate the condition of Johnson’s Local Park? (Choose one) Good
What activities do you like to do in this park? (Choose all that apply) Picnicking, Spend time with family and/or friends, Enjoy nature, Family/Community events, Relaxation/Leisure
What age groups do you typically see using the park the most? (Choose one) Adults with children
What concerns do you currently have about the park? (Select up to ten) There is no formal bathroom in the park/I do not like using portable toilets, There is not enough parking, The portable toilet is not clean
Of the park’s current amenities, which do you use most often? (Choose up to three) Picnic Shelter
What current amenities would you like to prioritize upgrading? (Choose up to three) Baseball/Softball field, Picnic Shelter, Parking Lot
What new amenities would you like to see in this park? (Choose up to three) Additional Picnic Pavilion(s), Baseball Field Additions (dugouts, scoreboard, spectator area, etc.), Formal Bathroom
How familiar are you with the history of Johnson’s Local Park and the surrounding Emory Grove community? (Choose one) 4 – Moderately aware
Which of the following historical topics are most important to share with park visitors? (Choose up to four) Community – a tight-knit African American enclave founded in 1864 grew to include a church, school, and businesses, Religious Life – thousands traveled here to worship under the trees in Methodist camp meetings (1870s-1960s), Sports – the lighted field at the privately-owned Johnson’s Park was the county’s premier spot for Black baseball players (1947-1960s), WWII Prisoner of War Camp – this area was used as a POW camp; the German POWs labored at local farms (mid-1945-1946)
Which of the following best describes you? Black or African (Not of Hispanic Origin)
What languages do you speak at home? (Choose all that apply) English
Please choose your age range. (Choose one) 64 and over

Name not shown inside Kensington/Wheaton February 20, 2024, 3:51 PM

Approximately how far do you live from Dalewood Drive Neighborhood Park? 1/2 mile or less
How often do you visit the park? Once a month or less
How do you typically get to the park? Walk
What groups of people do you see using the park? Adults with children
If you bring your child or children to the park, what are their ages? I don't bring children to the park
Please select which concept you prefer Concept 1: Preserve the Cherry Tree
Please share any comments you have about the concepts and why you selected one over the other. The cherry blossom tree is one of the most special things in our neighborhood.
In addition to the playground, what new types of facilities would you most like to see at Dalewood Drive Neighborhood Park? (Select up to four answers) Natural play area, Bench swings
Select your top three priorities for playground equipment suitable for ages 2 - 5. jumping/bouncing, Interactive play, Enclosed swings
Select your top three priorities for playground equipment suitable for ages 5 - 12. Chain or cable walks, Horizontal climbers, Swings
What colors would you prefer for the new play equipment at Dalewood Drive Neighborhood Park? Bright colors (for example colors with high contrast)
What do you like most about the park currently? What do you dislike? Like the cherry tree, seeing young kids w/their parents enjoying the Playground. Dislike teens hanging out there, especially at night, trash on the ground, marijuana smoking
Please list specific play equipment that you would like to see at Dalewood Drive Neighborhood Park or other playgrounds that you find interesting or engaging. Seesaws, swings, sandbox
Do you have any additional thoughts about Dalewood Drive Neighborhood Park that you would like to share? Prefer to see little or no impervious surface added, prefer it be geared towards young kids vs teens & adults, will need monitoring after dark, clear signage "Closed at dark"

Michael Herren inside Kensington/Wheaton February 17, 2024, 1:34 PM

How do you use parks and open spaces? (Please choose all that apply.) Exercise, Spending time with friends and family, Interacting with nature, Playing sports, Being alone/enjoying quiet time, Attend social activities/events
When you go to a park, what amenities do you use most often? (Please select your top 5.) Tennis courts
What are your preferred supporting amenities in a park? (Please select your top 3.) Bathroom, Lighting, Other - exercise equipment
Are there amenities you feel are missing in Montgomery County Parks? If yes, please use the Other option to specify. Yes
What are barriers that may prevent you from visiting and enjoying Montgomery County Parks? (Please choose all that apply.) There is nothing to do in the park, Other - lack of exercise equipment and some nighttime lighting
Of the features listed below, which are important for encouraging older adults to visit parks? (Please select your top 5.) Opportunities for low impact physical activity (e.g., exercise equipment for different capacity levels, paths of differing distances and levels of difficulty), Pedestrian-friendly streets in the surrounding neighborhoods, Park is close to home, Features where generations can mingle and socialize (e.g., multi-age play areas), Cultural features that promote a sense of shared experience and identity
How often do you visit parks? Frequently - once a week or more
Who do you typically visit parks with? I typically go to parks alone
How do you get to parks? Walking
Please choose your age range Under 50
What is your gender? Male
Which of the following best describes you? (Race/ethnicity) Prefer not to answer
What is your zip code? 20895

Name not shown inside Kensington/Wheaton February 13, 2024, 8:27 PM

Approximately how far do you live from Dalewood Drive Neighborhood Park? 1/2 mile or less
How often do you visit the park? A few times a month
How do you typically get to the park? Walk
What groups of people do you see using the park? Adults with children
If you bring your child or children to the park, what are their ages? 6 - 8
Please select which concept you prefer Concept 1: Preserve the Cherry Tree
In addition to the playground, what new types of facilities would you most like to see at Dalewood Drive Neighborhood Park? (Select up to four answers) Picnic/seating area with shade, Adult exercise equipment, Natural play area, Path connection to Connecticut Avenue
Select your top three priorities for playground equipment suitable for ages 2 - 5. Spinning activities, Imaginary play, Crawl tubes
Select your top three priorities for playground equipment suitable for ages 5 - 12. Track rides, Towers, Chain or cable walks
What colors would you prefer for the new play equipment at Dalewood Drive Neighborhood Park? Natural colors (for example: greens, browns, and tans)
What do you like most about the park currently? What do you dislike? The play structure is so run down and historically the inattention to garbage pickup and grass maintenance makes the residents feel like they're ignored in favor of richer communities. Because there are no benches or picnic tables, it's not a community gathering space. Because the street light doesn't work, there are after-dark gatherings with beer drinkers etc.
Do you have any additional thoughts about Dalewood Drive Neighborhood Park that you would like to share? The park could be a real asset for the community, not just the kids.

Name not shown inside Bethesda/Chevy Chase February 9, 2024, 6:50 PM

How do you normally enter Maplewood-Alta Vista Local Park? Linden Avenue
How do you typically get to the park? Walk
In both proposed concept plans, one existing tennis court will be converted into a multi-purpose court for soccer and basketball. Which option do you prefer? Neither
Please provide any additional comments regarding the proposed arrangement of the multi-purpose court. Entire field is available for playing pick up soccer so there isn’t a need for a soccer court. Repaired/resurfaced 2 half basketball courts is good enough. Retain both tennis courts. Soccer courts also attracts ppl outside of the neighborhood making it contested area of play.
Both proposed concept plans provide a seating area in a centralized location. Which seating option do you prefer? Either option is acceptable
Renovations to the athletic fields are excluded from this project. However, there is a proposed plan to formalize access to the field by providing either a paved pathway or stairs. Which option do you prefer?

Either option is acceptable
Both proposed concept plans plan to relocate the concrete play animals to the playground area. Which option do you prefer? Either option is acceptable
Which of the following best describes you? Asian or Pacific Islander

Name not shown inside Bethesda/Chevy Chase February 7, 2024, 6:03 PM

How do you normally enter Maplewood-Alta Vista Local Park? Alta Vista Road
How do you typically get to the park? Walk
In both proposed concept plans, one existing tennis court will be converted into a multi-purpose court for soccer and basketball. Which option do you prefer? Option 1 - Full-size basketball court overlaid on a soccer court. The proposed court is 52’x90’
Both proposed concept plans provide a seating area in a centralized location. Which seating option do you prefer? Option 1 - Seating area next to the basketball court. A shade structure or tables with shading elements such as trees or fixed umbrella is proposed
Please provide any additional comments regarding the proposed seating area options. Lots of tables. No grills.
Renovations to the athletic fields are excluded from this project. However, there is a proposed plan to formalize access to the field by providing either a paved pathway or stairs. Which option do you prefer?

Option 1 - A paved walkway near the building entrance. At the end of the new walkway, a seating area is proposed to overlook the field and to provide access to an open lawn play area
Both proposed concept plans plan to relocate the concrete play animals to the playground area. Which option do you prefer? Option 2 - The animals will be grouped on the south side of the playground
Which of the following best describes you? White (Not of Hispanic Origin)

Cait McGee-Crane inside Germantown February 6, 2024, 9:49 PM

Approximately how far do you live from Gunner’s Lake Local Park? (Select one) 1 mile to 5 miles
How often do you visit the park? (Select one) Once a month or less
How do you typically get to the park? (Select one) Drive
What groups of people do you see using the park? (Select all that apply) Teens
If you bring children to the park, what are their ages? (Select all that apply) Infant, 2-5, 6-8
Of the park’s current amenities, which do you use most often? (Select one) Other - I tried to use the playground
What are your biggest priorities for new park amenities? (Select up to two) Natural play area, More casual-use areas with seating and shade
Select your top three priorities for playground equipment suitable for ages 2-5: Enclosed swings, Imaginary play, Balancing activities
Select your top three priorities for playground equipment suitable for ages 5-12: Track rides, Chain or cable walks, Challenging slides
What colors would you prefer for the new play equipment at Gunner’s Lake? (Select one) Cool Colors (for example: blues and greens)
Which of the following best describes you? White (Not of Hispanic Origin)

Larry Hayman outside Planning Areas February 1, 2024, 12:00 AM

Approximately how far do you live from Gunner’s Lake Local Park? (Select one) Over 5 miles
How often do you visit the park? (Select one) One or more times a week
How do you typically get to the park? (Select one) Drive
What groups of people do you see using the park? (Select all that apply) Adults with children
If you bring children to the park, what are their ages? (Select all that apply) Infant, 2-5, 6-8, 9-12, Older than 12
Of the park’s current amenities, which do you use most often? (Select one) Soccer Fields
What are your biggest priorities for new park amenities? (Select up to two) Natural play area, Bench swings
Select your top three priorities for playground equipment suitable for ages 2-5: Simple slides, Enclosed swings, Easy climbers
Select your top three priorities for playground equipment suitable for ages 5-12: Swings, Chain or cable walks, Challenging slides
What colors would you prefer for the new play equipment at Gunner’s Lake? (Select one) Bright Colors (for example: colors with high contrast)
Please list specific play equipment that you would like to see at Gunner’s Lake, or other playgrounds that you find interesting or engaging. Alot of swings. Kids of all ages love swings and I believe the best playgrounds have plenty. I like the playground at Waters Landing Park
Please include any additional thoughts about Gunner’s Lake Local Park, such as what you currently like or dislike. My name is Larry Hayman and I run i9 Sports which is a youth sports league. Over the past few years, our participates have played soccer, flag football, and other fun activities at Gunners Lake Park. I love the two soccer fields, but wish the playground was in better condition for kids to play. The wood is old and the swings are gone. I would love if Gunners Lake was transformed into a beautiful park were families can relax, have fun, and hangout for hours. A baseball backstop and soft playground surface would be nice additions as well. Let me know if i9 Sports can help
Which of the following best describes you? Black or African (Not of Hispanic Origin)

Name not shown inside Bethesda/Chevy Chase January 27, 2024, 4:18 PM

How do you normally enter Maplewood-Alta Vista Local Park? Alta Vista Road
How do you typically get to the park? Walk
In both proposed concept plans, one existing tennis court will be converted into a multi-purpose court for soccer and basketball. Which option do you prefer? Option 1 - Full-size basketball court overlaid on a soccer court. The proposed court is 52’x90’
Both proposed concept plans provide a seating area in a centralized location. Which seating option do you prefer? Option 1 - Seating area next to the basketball court. A shade structure or tables with shading elements such as trees or fixed umbrella is proposed
Please provide any additional comments regarding the proposed seating area options. A pavilion with 3 picnic tables would be awesome. Currently we have to go to other parks to have this feature. A pavilion would be great for birthdays, teams, scouts etc
Renovations to the athletic fields are excluded from this project. However, there is a proposed plan to formalize access to the field by providing either a paved pathway or stairs. Which option do you prefer?

Option 1 - A paved walkway near the building entrance. At the end of the new walkway, a seating area is proposed to overlook the field and to provide access to an open lawn play area
Please provide any additional comments regarding the proposed access to the field. Definitely need a walkway
Both proposed concept plans plan to relocate the concrete play animals to the playground area. Which option do you prefer? Option 1 -The animals will be placed individually along the new walkway next to the playground
Please provide any additional comments regarding the proposed improvements, or any suggestions to improve the operation and maintenance of the park. Pavilion would be a fantastic option for community gathering. Please definitely include a pavilion for shade. Pavilion would also be good for shelter.
Which of the following best describes you? White (Not of Hispanic Origin)