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Name not shown inside Council District 2 May 9, 2017, 7:53 PM

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I live and work in Salt Lake City


Select the planning area where you live.
West Salt Lake


What is working well in Salt Lake City’s parks and open space today?
Love parks such as Memory Grove Park and Liberty Park. Well maintained, large enough, beautiful.


What is not working well in Salt Lake City’s parks and open space today?
Not enough parks in Glendale. Too many goat head weeds prevent biking on the Jordan River trail.


Which park or open space do you visit the most?
Memory Grove Park


How do you get to that park or open space?
Car


How often to you visit Salt Lake City parks and open spaces?
A few times a year


What amenities do you most commonly use when visiting parks and open spaces? (choose up to five)
Benches and shady areas, Walking or running paths, Hiking or biking trails, Natural open space


What are the most important functions of parks and open spaces? Please rank by sorting the list below from most important to least important.
Community and neighborhood quality of life, Opportunities to connect with nature, Protection of environment and ecosystems, Spending time with family and friends, Outdoor fitness, health and staying active, Space for organized sports, such as intramural or competitive leagues, Cultural events, such as live music and festivals, Outdoor space to spend time with pets, Outdoor space for pets


Anything we didn't mention? Additional comments:
Please bring more green space/parks to Glendale!

Name not shown inside Council District 4 May 8, 2017, 1:27 PM

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I live in Salt Lake City


Select the planning area where you live.
Central City


What is working well in Salt Lake City’s parks and open space today?
The wood chip trail around Liberty Park is the best feature of all the parks. The sand volleyball courts are also nice. The Bonneville shoreline trail is also fantastic.


What is not working well in Salt Lake City’s parks and open space today?
The Jordan River Trail can be scary at times, due to homeless activity. The goat heads make bike riding along the JRP prohibitive. Parleys Historic Nature Park is unpleasant to visit because it is overrun with dogs and dog poop.


Which park or open space do you visit the most?
Liberty Park


How do you get to that park or open space?
Run


How often to you visit Salt Lake City parks and open spaces?
Weekly


What amenities do you most commonly use when visiting parks and open spaces? (choose up to five)
Benches and shady areas, Walking or running paths, Open grassy areas, Hiking or biking trails, Swimming pools


What are the most important functions of parks and open spaces? Please rank by sorting the list below from most important to least important.
Opportunities to connect with nature, Outdoor fitness, health and staying active, Protection of environment and ecosystems, Spending time with family and friends, Community and neighborhood quality of life, Space for organized sports, such as intramural or competitive leagues, Cultural events, such as live music and festivals, Outdoor space to spend time with pets, Outdoor space for pets


Anything we didn't mention? Additional comments:
Some of the questions are challenging to answer with parks and open spaces being lumped together.

Name not shown inside Council District 2 May 8, 2017, 7:43 AM

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I live and work in Salt Lake City, I own a business in Salt Lake City


Select the planning area where you live.
West Salt Lake


What is working well in Salt Lake City’s parks and open space today?
Where there have been natural space restorations, the City has done a fabulous job. I love the areas along the Jordan where native trees, shrubs and other understory plants have been established. It looks and feels so much better than the areas with weeds that are just mowed to the ground. This also provides habitat for songbirds, ducks and other wildlife which I really value. I love the International Peace Garden and how well this park is taken care of. For a manicured park, the special appeal is that the park has some change in relief, interesting statues, a great deal of variety from one "country" to the next, a variety in plants, trees continuously being established,and a wonderful variety of flowers (although that seems to have lessened since the local greenhouse was shut down). The Jordan River Parkway is my favorite park because one can safely ride a bike almost from one end to the other and there are still opportunities for peace and quiet and watching wildlife. The wetlands are loop (this may be in Utah County?) is one of my favorite features because it is large, relatively natural, and provides lots of wetland for birds. The Jordan River Parkway is also great for commuting. I appreciate wherever bike trails, even E-W trails, go through park space, and are are separated from traffic. I love where streams have been daylighted and hope to see a lot more of that because it adds so much to have stream/greenspace in our communities. Where we do this, I'd try to give the stream and associated habitat as much of a natural feel as possible. I also like the small pocket parks, some with playgrounds, some just with nice landscaping. These add to the quality of life in our communities.


What is not working well in Salt Lake City’s parks and open space today?
We have not been planning to make sure that all of our communities have easy access to natural open space where the emphasis is maximizing habitat that approaches as much as possible a wild state (e.g., good wildlife habitat, native plants, generally a natural look and feel). We have lost opportunities to keep larger parcels of natural open space, seemingly always giving in to the pressure to develop with concrete or organized sports fields. We have WAY overemphasized lighting with is detrimental to a dark sky and adds nothing to safety so far as I can tell (a friend of mine was shot right under one of those stadium style lights on the Jordan River Parkway!) This over lighting also intrudes on any homes near park space, is not good for wildlife, and is a tremendous waste of electricity. We have done a poor job of managing invasive species. The City's flood control folks take out excessive numbers of trees and nobody replaces/waters new, native trees to ensure all the benefits that trees offer our communities. Where there have been some efforts to establish trees, they seem to fail because of lack of follow-through. We should replace any tree that we take out with two or more new trees -- and then have a program of watering to get them established as opposed to letting them die. While I know having some parks with lawns are important, I wish we would minimize the lawn areas. There is always more lawn than is used or needed and as the West dries up, which is the most likely scenario, we should limit how much water we waste on lawns. Eventually, we'll be forced to do so anyway, so we might as well start now to create beautiful open spaces that don't rely on lawns as their main feature. Also, to keep the lawns in our parks, I'm sure we are using tons of herbicides which are both dangerous to our health and the environment. There is too much emphasis on creating more and more soccer fields, sports complexes, etc. that can only be used by a very limited number of people.


Which park or open space do you visit the most?
Jordan River Parkway


How do you get to that park or open space?
Walk


How often to you visit Salt Lake City parks and open spaces?
Daily


What amenities do you most commonly use when visiting parks and open spaces? (choose up to five)
Benches and shady areas, Walking or running paths, Hiking or biking trails, Natural open space, Other- list


What are the most important functions of parks and open spaces? Please rank by sorting the list below from most important to least important.
Opportunities to connect with nature, Protection of environment and ecosystems, Outdoor fitness, health and staying active, Community and neighborhood quality of life, Outdoor space to spend time with pets, Spending time with family and friends, Outdoor space for pets, Cultural events, such as live music and festivals, Space for organized sports, such as intramural or competitive leagues


Anything we didn't mention? Additional comments:
I like paddling my kayak on the Jordan River.

Name not shown inside Council District 3 April 30, 2017, 9:02 AM

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I live in Salt Lake City, I live and work in Salt Lake City, I am a student and live in Salt Lake City


Select the planning area where you live.
Avenues


Which park or open space do you visit the most?
Memory Grove


How do you get to that park or open space?
Walk


How often to you visit Salt Lake City parks and open spaces?
Weekly


What amenities do you most commonly use when visiting parks and open spaces? (choose up to five)
Benches and shady areas, Open grassy areas, Hiking or biking trails


What are the most important functions of parks and open spaces? Please rank by sorting the list below from most important to least important.
Opportunities to connect with nature, Outdoor space to spend time with pets, Protection of environment and ecosystems, Spending time with family and friends, Community and neighborhood quality of life

Name not shown inside Council District 3 April 28, 2017, 12:20 PM

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Other - one of my homes is in SLC, the other out of state.


Select the planning area where you live.
Capitol Hill


What is working well in Salt Lake City’s parks and open space today?
They are used by lots of folks, all ages, with and without pets.


What is not working well in Salt Lake City’s parks and open space today?
Homeless take over a park with only one of two people. This discourages use by families with small children, and older adults.


Which park or open space do you visit the most?
Warm Springs, Pugsley Park


How do you get to that park or open space?
Walk


How often to you visit Salt Lake City parks and open spaces?
Weekly


What amenities do you most commonly use when visiting parks and open spaces? (choose up to five)
Benches and shady areas, Off-leash Dog Parks


What are the most important functions of parks and open spaces? Please rank by sorting the list below from most important to least important.
Outdoor space to spend time with pets, Community and neighborhood quality of life, Cultural events, such as live music and festivals, Protection of environment and ecosystems, Outdoor space for pets, Opportunities to connect with nature, Outdoor fitness, health and staying active, Space for organized sports, such as intramural or competitive leagues, Spending time with family and friends

Ray Wheeler inside Council District 2 April 28, 2017, 11:16 AM

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I live in Salt Lake City


Select the planning area where you live.
West Salt Lake


What is working well in Salt Lake City’s parks and open space today?
The City parks are abundant, diverse, and there is some open space in City Creek Canyon, the foothills and along the Jordan River. City Creek Canyon is well managed and a premier natural open space.


What is not working well in Salt Lake City’s parks and open space today?
Funding for park maintenance is not adequate. We need much more natural open space. The potential for a continuous natural greenway along the Jordan River is inadequate. Mountain biking trails


Which park or open space do you visit the most?
Jordan River and parkway trail near my home on the river


How do you get to that park or open space?
Walk


How often to you visit Salt Lake City parks and open spaces?
Daily


What amenities do you most commonly use when visiting parks and open spaces? (choose up to five)
Walking or running paths, Hiking or biking trails, Natural open space


What are the most important functions of parks and open spaces? Please rank by sorting the list below from most important to least important.
Protection of environment and ecosystems, Opportunities to connect with nature, Outdoor fitness, health and staying active, Community and neighborhood quality of life, Spending time with family and friends, Cultural events, such as live music and festivals, Outdoor space to spend time with pets


Anything we didn't mention? Additional comments:
Add questions to identify what parks or portions of the city are best suited to various uses, such as water sports or wildlife viewing.

Name not shown inside Council District 4 April 28, 2017, 8:21 AM

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I live outside of Salt Lake City but work in the City, I visit Salt lake City for recreation and entertainment, I am a student but live outside of Salt Lake City


Select the planning area where you live.
Outside of Salt Lake City


What is working well in Salt Lake City’s parks and open space today?
They are clean.


What is not working well in Salt Lake City’s parks and open space today?
Liberty Park is an outstanding park, but is difficult to access without a car. That is the issue with many parks. A lack of variety in other parks is an issue. Galivan Plaza is a waste of beautiful space. It is too enclosed and rarely used for anything other than special events. The area still has tremendous potential especially being at the end of the City Creek - Regent street corridor, but it needs a big facelift to be more welcoming.


Which park or open space do you visit the most?
Liberty Park


How do you get to that park or open space?
Bus or other transit


How often to you visit Salt Lake City parks and open spaces?
Weekly


What amenities do you most commonly use when visiting parks and open spaces? (choose up to five)
Benches and shady areas, Playgrounds or splash pads, Walking or running paths, Hiking or biking trails, Natural open space


What are the most important functions of parks and open spaces? Please rank by sorting the list below from most important to least important.
Opportunities to connect with nature, Protection of environment and ecosystems, Community and neighborhood quality of life, Spending time with family and friends, Outdoor fitness, health and staying active, Outdoor space to spend time with pets, Outdoor space for pets, Cultural events, such as live music and festivals, Space for organized sports, such as intramural or competitive leagues


Anything we didn't mention? Additional comments:
Please provide better transit to Liberty Park. Please redesign Galivan Plaza for downtown residents, employees, and visitors to visit and reconnect with nature every day. The Project for Public Spaces is a great resource for this.

Name not shown inside Council District 1 April 27, 2017, 8:54 AM

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I live in Salt Lake City


Select the planning area where you live.
Northwest


What is not working well in Salt Lake City’s parks and open space today?
Mosquitoes


Which park or open space do you visit the most?
Rose park golf course, RP ball park, Rosewood park, Jordan river trail


How do you get to that park or open space?
Walk


How often to you visit Salt Lake City parks and open spaces?
Weekly


What amenities do you most commonly use when visiting parks and open spaces? (choose up to five)
Playgrounds or splash pads, Walking or running paths, Swimming pools, Natural open space


What are the most important functions of parks and open spaces? Please rank by sorting the list below from most important to least important.
Community and neighborhood quality of life, Spending time with family and friends, Space for organized sports, such as intramural or competitive leagues, Cultural events, such as live music and festivals, Opportunities to connect with nature, Outdoor space to spend time with pets, Protection of environment and ecosystems, Outdoor fitness, health and staying active, Outdoor space for pets


Anything we didn't mention? Additional comments:
The mosquitoes make me stay out of most of the parks in Rosepark. At the rosewood park, they live in the grass, we can't walk across the grass without being attacked.

Name not shown inside Council District 5 April 26, 2017, 10:24 PM

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I live in Salt Lake City


Select the planning area where you live.
Central City


What is working well in Salt Lake City’s parks and open space today?
Cleanliness, maintenance and things to do have been great at Liberty Park near where I live


What is not working well in Salt Lake City’s parks and open space today?
Dogs. Dogs everywhere and very few on a leash. It would be nice to be able to walk my dog at the park and not be worried about loose dogs, so an animal control officer there would be great.


Which park or open space do you visit the most?
Liberty Park


How do you get to that park or open space?
Walk


How often to you visit Salt Lake City parks and open spaces?
Weekly


What amenities do you most commonly use when visiting parks and open spaces? (choose up to five)
Benches and shady areas, Walking or running paths, Open grassy areas, Natural open space


What are the most important functions of parks and open spaces? Please rank by sorting the list below from most important to least important.
Outdoor space to spend time with pets, Outdoor fitness, health and staying active, Community and neighborhood quality of life, Opportunities to connect with nature, Spending time with family and friends, Cultural events, such as live music and festivals, Protection of environment and ecosystems

Morgan Byrne inside Council District 5 April 25, 2017, 7:25 PM

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I live in Salt Lake City, I live and work in Salt Lake City


Select the planning area where you live.
Central City


What is working well in Salt Lake City’s parks and open space today?
I live near Liberty park and I love the access to an amazing world class park with amazing facilities for running, walking, biking, basketball, co-ed sports (I've played volleyball and kickball through Beehive Sport and Social Club), a pool, Tracy Aviary, a lovely pond, and glass recycling all nearby to me!


What is not working well in Salt Lake City’s parks and open space today?
Pioneer Park - the people experiencing homelessness living in the park make it inaccessible for others outside of the designated times where events like the farmers market and twilight concerts are happening.


Which park or open space do you visit the most?
Liberty Park


How do you get to that park or open space?
Walk


How often to you visit Salt Lake City parks and open spaces?
Weekly


What amenities do you most commonly use when visiting parks and open spaces? (choose up to five)
Walking or running paths, Basketball, Hiking or biking trails, Swimming pools, Natural open space


What are the most important functions of parks and open spaces? Please rank by sorting the list below from most important to least important.
Community and neighborhood quality of life, Opportunities to connect with nature, Outdoor fitness, health and staying active, Protection of environment and ecosystems, Cultural events, such as live music and festivals, Spending time with family and friends, Outdoor space for pets, Space for organized sports, such as intramural or competitive leagues, Outdoor space to spend time with pets