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What do you think of our City parks and facilities?

78 registered responses

During the pandemic - what role did our parks and facilities fulfill for you?

Response Percent Response Count
Essential - parks were used more than once a week for recreation! 84.6% 66
Useful - parks provided an additional means of recreation for my household. 10.3% 8
Indifferent - I did not make additional use of parks during this time. 5.1% 4

When you come to the park, do you?

Response Percent Response Count
Come alone 50.0% 39
Come with a friend or family member? 70.5% 55
Come with family members under 5? 26.9% 21
Come with family members under 12? 16.7% 13
Come with your dog(s)? 38.5% 30

What time of day do you typically visit the park?

Response Percent Response Count
6:00 am to 8:59 am 10.4% 8
9:00 am to 11:29 am 19.5% 15
11:30 am to 2:29 pm 11.7% 9
2:30 pm to 4:59 pm 13.0% 10
5:00 pm to 6:59 pm 40.3% 31
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm 5.2% 4

During what part of the week do you typically visit the park?

Response Percent Response Count
Weekday 16.9% 13
Weekend 3.9% 3
Both 79.2% 61

What equipment/amenities, if any, do you use most when you visit the park? (You can select 2.)

Response Percent Response Count
Playground 28.2% 22
Picnic table 5.1% 4
Basketball courts 3.8% 3
Tennis courts 11.5% 9
Sports fields 7.7% 6
Restrooms 17.9% 14
Dog park 23.1% 18
Skate park 2.6% 2
Walk or jog 41.0% 32
Open spaces / grass areas 46.2% 36

Do our parks and facilities meet your physical access needs?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 93.6% 73
No 2.6% 2
Other 3.8% 3

Would you agree that the Park equipment and amenities in the City of San Mateo are in a safe condition?

Response Percent Response Count
Agree 54.5% 42
Somewhat Agree 29.9% 23
No Opinion 2.6% 2
Somewhat Disagree 11.7% 9
Disagree 1.3% 1

Do you agree that the Park landscaping is well maintained?

Response Percent Response Count
Agree 74.4% 58
Somewhat Agree 17.9% 14
Somewhat Disagree 5.1% 4
Disagree 2.6% 2

How safe do you feel in the City of San Mateo Parks that you visit?

Response Percent Response Count
I feel safe all of the time 44.9% 35
I feel safe most of the time 52.6% 41
I feel safe some of the time 2.6% 2

Have you even seen one of the following Parks and Recreation staff members while visiting the park?

Response Percent Response Count
Park Ranger 51.9% 40
Maintenance worker 68.8% 53
Recreation leader 18.2% 14
None of the above 18.2% 14

What would you like to see more of at our parks? You can pick 3.

Response Percent Response Count
Playgrounds 25.6% 20
Picnic tables 25.6% 20
Basketball courts 10.3% 8
Tennis courts 9.0% 7
Sports fields 9.0% 7
Restrooms 23.1% 18
Dog park 33.3% 26
Skate park 2.6% 2
Water bottle filling stations 56.4% 44
Volunteering opportunities 17.9% 14
Multicultural celebrations 16.7% 13

Optional - What is your race?

Response Percent Response Count
White 69.4% 43
Asian 19.4% 12
Hispanic / Latino 3.2% 2
Two or more races 8.1% 5

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