Park Feedback Results
Prince George, B.C.- The public input on Prince George’s parks indicates that of those who responded, most believe the City needs to improve its parks.
The public engagement sessions held at 6 different locations saw nearly 500 residents provide feedback, a further 267 filled out the online survey.
Highlights of the results show:
- 80% of residents surveyed agreed that the City generally needs to improve its parks.
- More than half of respondents indicated there needs to be additional maintenance to park infrastructure such as playground equipment, washrooms, trails, and flower beds
- 66% agreed with the potential priorities identified for the parks in their community.
- 61% felt that the Park Strategy consultation process had improved their understanding of issues relating to Prince George parks.
- The top themes among surveyed residents included a focus on riverfront parks and trails, improvements for neighbourhood parks, and a desire for a connected city-wide trail system.
The information gathered will be used to develop a strategy to guide the City’s park investment priorities.
Prince George has 124 parks which cover a combined total area of 19 square kilometers.
A draft Park Strategy will be developed over the summer and presented to residents during the Talktober neighbourhood conversations in October. The final Park Strategy will go to City Council in early 2017.