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Name not shown inside Rockville July 5, 2024, 3:00 PM

How do you use parks and open spaces? (Please choose all that apply.) Exercise, Spending time with friends and family, Interacting with nature, Being alone/enjoying quiet time, Attend social activities/events, Other - Meetup group locations
When you go to a park, what amenities do you use most often? (Please select your top 5.) Trails/pathways, Areas for unstructured field play, Tennis courts, Boating facility, Historic sites
What are your preferred supporting amenities in a park? (Please select your top 3.) Bathroom, Drinking fountain, Shade structures
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.) Lack of information about parks, Parks are in poor condition, There is trash in the parks/parks feel dirty
Of the features listed below, which are important for encouraging older adults to visit parks? (Please select your top 5.) Features that ensure safety from crime (e.g., paths with clear lines of sight, emergency phone boxes, community volunteers overseeing safety), Features that help prevent falls (e.g., non-slippery, evenly paved surfaces, railings), Pedestrian-friendly streets in the surrounding neighborhoods, Wayfinding signage, 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? Friends
How do you get to parks? Biking
Please choose your age range Under 50
What is your gender? Female
Which of the following best describes you? (Race/ethnicity) White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
What is your zip code? 20851

Name not shown inside Gaithersburg Vicinity June 10, 2024, 10:07 PM

How far do you live from Johnson’s Local Park? (Choose one) 1/2 a mile or less
How often do you visit this park? (Choose one) Less than once per month
How do you typically get to the park? (Choose one) Walk
Overall, how would you rate the condition of Johnson’s Local Park? (Choose one) Fair
What activities do you like to do in this park? (Choose all that apply) Tennis, Playground, Enjoy nature, Relaxation/Leisure, Dog-walking, Other - Pickleball totally enclose tennis court- currently no gate and not fully enclosed.
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) Amenities are not interesting or appealing to me, Amenities are in poor condition, Park is poorly maintained, Playground could be improved, Poor lighting, There is no formal bathroom in the park/I do not like using portable toilets
Of the park’s current amenities, which do you use most often? (Choose up to three) Playground, Tennis Court
What current amenities would you like to prioritize upgrading? (Choose up to three) Playground, Picnic Shelter, Tennis Court
What new amenities would you like to see in this park? (Choose up to three) Baseball Field Additions (dugouts, scoreboard, spectator area, etc.), Formal Bathroom, Lighting
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, Sports – the lighted field at the privately-owned Johnson’s Park was the county’s premier spot for Black baseball players (1947-1960s), Entertainment/Social Life – the park’s dance pavilion hosted musicians, including Tina Turner (late 1940s-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? White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
What languages do you speak at home? (Choose all that apply) English
Please choose your age range. (Choose one) 55 to 64

Arnetta Quarles inside Germantown June 10, 2024, 12:12 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) Fair
What activities do you like to do in this park? (Choose all that apply) Picnicking, Spend time with family and/or friends, Family/Community events
What age groups do you typically see using the park the most? (Choose one) Adults without children
What concerns do you currently have about the park? (Select up to ten) Parking is difficult, There is no formal bathroom in the park/I do not like using portable toilets, There is not enough parking
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), Formal Bathroom, Seating/Places to Relax
How familiar are you with the history of Johnson’s Local Park and the surrounding Emory Grove community? (Choose one) 5 – Extremely 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), Entertainment/Social Life – the park’s dance pavilion hosted musicians, including Tina Turner (late 1940s-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 Gaithersburg City June 8, 2024, 4:16 PM

How far do you live from Johnson’s Local Park? (Choose one) 1/2 a mile or less
How often do you visit this park? (Choose one) At least once per week
How do you typically get to the park? (Choose one) Walk
Overall, how would you rate the condition of Johnson’s Local Park? (Choose one) Poor
What activities do you like to do in this park? (Choose all that apply) Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Football, Playground, Spend time with family and/or friends, Exercise/Fitness
What age groups do you typically see using the park the most? (Choose one) Older adults
What concerns do you currently have about the park? (Select up to ten) Amenities are in poor condition, Park is poorly maintained, There is no formal bathroom in the park/I do not like using portable toilets, There is nothing to do in the park
Of the park’s current amenities, which do you use most often? (Choose up to three) Basketball Court, Playground, Picnic Shelter
What current amenities would you like to prioritize upgrading? (Choose up to three) Basketball Court, Playground, Picnic Shelter
What new amenities would you like to see in this park? (Choose up to three) Lighting, More Variety of Playground Equipment, Other - Turn the baseball field into multi use field for football/soccer
How familiar are you with the history of Johnson’s Local Park and the surrounding Emory Grove community? (Choose one) 5 – Extremely 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, Sports – the lighted field at the privately-owned Johnson’s Park was the county’s premier spot for Black baseball players (1947-1960s), Entertainment/Social Life – the park’s dance pavilion hosted musicians, including Tina Turner (late 1940s-1960s), Urban Renewal – the federally-funded program demolished most homes and displaced many residents. Johnson’s Park became M-NCPPC land. (1970s-early 1980s)
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) 25 to 34
Please share any additional comments about Johnson’s Local Park. Please don't ruin the area with too much gentrification and change. The area needs a revitalization not a total change. Johnson Park should be modernized but still stay true to its roots providing useful amenities to the long time residents. Don't run them away. Embrace and revitalize.

Name not shown inside Gaithersburg City June 7, 2024, 2:29 PM

How do you use parks and open spaces? (Please choose all that apply.) Exercise, Interacting with nature
When you go to a park, what amenities do you use most often? (Please select your top 5.) Trails/pathways, Tennis courts, Outdoor exercise equipment, Campgrounds/campsites, Nature centers
What are your preferred supporting amenities in a park? (Please select your top 3.) Bathroom, Drinking fountain, Picnic shelters
Are there amenities you feel are missing in Montgomery County Parks? If yes, please use the Other option to specify. No
What are barriers that may prevent you from visiting and enjoying Montgomery County Parks? (Please choose all that apply.) Lack of information about parks
Of the features listed below, which are important for encouraging older adults to visit parks? (Please select your top 5.) Opportunities to be close to nature (e.g., forested areas, plants and flowers, water elements, wildlife), Opportunities for low impact physical activity (e.g., exercise equipment for different capacity levels, paths of differing distances and levels of difficulty), Features that ensure safety from crime (e.g., paths with clear lines of sight, emergency phone boxes, community volunteers overseeing safety), Features that help prevent falls (e.g., non-slippery, evenly paved surfaces, railings), Pedestrian-friendly streets in the surrounding neighborhoods
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? Driving
Please choose your age range Under 50
What is your gender? Male
Which of the following best describes you? (Race/ethnicity) Asian or Pacific Islander
What is your zip code? 20878

Name not shown inside Gaithersburg City June 7, 2024, 2:26 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) Baseball/Softball, Exercise/Fitness
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) Amenities are not interesting or appealing to me, Playground could be improved, The portable toilet is not clean
Of the park’s current amenities, which do you use most often? (Choose up to three) Baseball/Softball field
What current amenities would you like to prioritize upgrading? (Choose up to three) Playground
What new amenities would you like to see in this park? (Choose up to three) Fitness area/Fitness equipment
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) Urban Renewal – the federally-funded program demolished most homes and displaced many residents. Johnson’s Park became M-NCPPC land. (1970s-early 1980s)
Which of the following best describes you? Asian or Pacific Islander
What languages do you speak at home? (Choose all that apply) English
Please choose your age range. (Choose one) 45 to 54

Name not shown inside Gaithersburg City June 7, 2024, 2:17 PM

Which option do you prefer? (Select up to 2) Option 3
Would you like to see more seating areas along the trail? (Select one) No, I like what was proposed in the plan
What type of fitness equipment would you prefer? (Select one) I would still like a combination of ground-level equipment and elevated equipment. I understand there may be less equipment available to us

Name not shown inside Gaithersburg Vicinity June 6, 2024, 1:38 PM

How far do you live from Johnson’s Local Park? (Choose one) 1/2 a mile or less
How often do you visit this park? (Choose one) Only visited once
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) Unstructured field play
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) Playground could be improved, Poor signage, There is nothing to do in the park
Of the park’s current amenities, which do you use most often? (Choose up to three) Playground
What current amenities would you like to prioritize upgrading? (Choose up to three) Playground, Picnic Shelter
What new amenities would you like to see in this park? (Choose up to three) Community Gathering Space, Soccer Court, Walking Paths
How familiar are you with the history of Johnson’s Local Park and the surrounding Emory Grove community? (Choose one) 3 – Somewhat 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, Sports – the lighted field at the privately-owned Johnson’s Park was the county’s premier spot for Black baseball players (1947-1960s), Entertainment/Social Life – the park’s dance pavilion hosted musicians, including Tina Turner (late 1940s-1960s), Urban Renewal – the federally-funded program demolished most homes and displaced many residents. Johnson’s Park became M-NCPPC land. (1970s-early 1980s)
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
Please share any additional comments about Johnson’s Local Park. I'd like to experience building community with African-descended people in the area for the purpose of remembering the history of Resistance and spiritual strength of the original formerly enslaved settlers. This could be a point of entry for awakened social action to make our neighborhood better.

Carlos Cruz-Martinez inside Gaithersburg Vicinity June 4, 2024, 10:05 AM

How far do you live from Johnson’s Local Park? (Choose one) 1/2 a mile or less
How often do you visit this park? (Choose one) Daily
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) Fair
What activities do you like to do in this park? (Choose all that apply) Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Tennis, Playground, Picnicking, Spend time with family and/or friends, Enjoy nature, Family/Community events, Relaxation/Leisure, Exercise/Fitness, Unstructured field play
What age groups do you typically see using the park the most? (Choose one) Older adults
What concerns do you currently have about the park? (Select up to ten) Amenities are in poor condition, Playground could be improved, Parking is difficult, There are missing benches, picnic tables, light poles, There is no formal bathroom in the park/I do not like using portable toilets, There is not enough parking, Trash in the park
Of the park’s current amenities, which do you use most often? (Choose up to three) Baseball/Softball field, Basketball Court, Picnic Shelter
What current amenities would you like to prioritize upgrading? (Choose up to three) Playground, Picnic Shelter, Parking Lot
What new amenities would you like to see in this park? (Choose up to three) Additional Picnic Pavilion(s), Community Gathering Space, Shade
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, Sports – the lighted field at the privately-owned Johnson’s Park was the county’s premier spot for Black baseball players (1947-1960s), Entertainment/Social Life – the park’s dance pavilion hosted musicians, including Tina Turner (late 1940s-1960s)
Which of the following best describes you? Hispanic or Latino
What languages do you speak at home? (Choose all that apply) English, Spanish
Please choose your age range. (Choose one) 25 to 34
Please share any additional comments about Johnson’s Local Park. It has a great environment though many younger generations don’t have the same respect for the park I believe with more display of the history around Emory grove will have a great impact on the community

Michelle McDANIEL inside Gaithersburg Vicinity June 2, 2024, 6:24 AM

How do you use parks and open spaces? (Please choose all that apply.) Exercise, Spending time with friends and family, Interacting with nature, 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.) Trails/pathways, Botanical gardens, Historic sites, Nature centers, Other - Picnic facilities
What are your preferred supporting amenities in a park? (Please select your top 3.) Bathroom, Rest and viewing areas, Picnic shelters
Are there amenities you feel are missing in Montgomery County Parks? If yes, please use the Other option to specify. Other - More parks should have bathrooms (not portapotties), paved trails, and benches.
What are barriers that may prevent you from visiting and enjoying Montgomery County Parks? (Please choose all that apply.) Other - No bathrooms, no paved trails, not enough shade, no benches.
Of the features listed below, which are important for encouraging older adults to visit parks? (Please select your top 5.) Opportunities to be close to nature (e.g., forested areas, plants and flowers, water elements, wildlife), Opportunities for low impact physical activity (e.g., exercise equipment for different capacity levels, paths of differing distances and levels of difficulty), Wayfinding signage, Transit stops nearby, Other - Places to sit when we get tired; someplace to go to the bathroom that isn’t the woods!
How often do you visit parks? Frequently - once a week or more
Who do you typically visit parks with? Other - I go to parks alone, with family, and with friends. It all depends on why we’re going to the parks.
How do you get to parks? Driving
Please choose your age range 50 - 59
What is your gender? Female
Which of the following best describes you? (Race/ethnicity) White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
What is your zip code? 20879