North End Neighborhood Organization Parks & Greenspace Survey
The North End Neighborhood Organization (NENO) needs your help to learn more about how community members, like you, use North End parks and green spaces! Your participation will assist NENO identify what residents enjoy about the parks and greenspaces including school areas and will help make future changes to the areas where you think parks and greenspaces can be improved. The survey is in coordination with Trust for Public Land 10 Minute walk
How would you describe the overall quality of the parks and greenspaces you visit most frequently in the North End?
Very high quality
Somewhat high quality
Neither high or low quality
Somewhat low quality
Very low quality
How many parks or greenspaces if any, are in walking distance of your home? [Walking distance is generally considered anything 10 minutes or less from your home to the park or greenspace].
Multiple parks or greenspace are within walking distance
A single park of greenspace is within walking distance
No parks or greenspaces are within walking distance
What barriers if any make getting to the nearest park difficult?
Lack of adequate crosswalks
Within the last year 6 months how often have you visited a North End park or greenspace? Please check one box.
21 or more times
Do you visit other City or Regional Parks? If so which ones?
Which parks or greenspaces in the North End have you visited:
Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary
Front Avenue Skate Park
Saint Paul Public School greenspace/playground
Rice/Arlington Athletic Fields
How safe or unsafe do you feel once you are at your local park and/or greenspace?
How do you most frequently get to and from your local park or greenspace? Please check one most applicable box.
Bike or scooter
Friend or family provides transportation
How important or unimportant is it for you and your family to live close to high-quality park and greenspace Please check one box.
Neither important or unimportant
What is your most frequent reason for visiting North End parks or greenspaces? Please check the most applicable box.
Connect with and be closer to nature
Exercise and/or be physically active
To be with family or friends
What prevents you from using North End parks and greenspaces more frequently? Please check all applicable boxes.
Concerns about personal safety or crime
Lack of quality parks and facilities near my home
Lack of time or availability ption 3
Too difficult to get to and from the parks and greenspaces near my home
Missing amenities such as restrooms or playgrounds
Concerns about traveling to and from the parks or facilities
Trash or overall park cleanliness
Lack of social connections
Physical health and/or ability
Nothing prevents me from using parks, greenspaces
Which of the following amenities would you like to see added to the park you use most frequently? Select all boxes that are applicable.
Additional off leash dog park areas
Athletic fields (baseball, soccer, softball)
Benches and picnic tables
Kato/Sepak Takraw Courts
Pet facilities: drinking fountain
Playground (new or upgraded)
To what extent do you agree with the following statement: Parks and greenspaces in the North End are clean, inviting, and safe spaces I enjoy visiting by myself and with my family.
Neither agree or disagree
What are the three most important steps that could be taken to improve the North End parks and greenspaces? Please check only 3 boxes.
Improve park safety, security, and accessibility
Improve/expand walking/biking/hiking paths
Improve park maintenance (cleanliness, trash pick-up, graffiti removal)
Invest/improve in sports facilities and recreation
Invest/expand in gardening, tree planting and plant maintenance
Invest/Expand amenities such as bathrooms and drinking fountains
Invest/Expand in weather related concerns and maintenance
Visual improvements such as lighting and park signage
Increase public connection to parks through volunteering, advocacy, public art
Increased opportunities for children and teens
Do you currently, or have you in the past, participated in efforts to improve your neighborhood’s parks and greenspaces (e.g. picked up trash, gardening, advocated at local councils or city levels)? Please check the most applicable boxes.
Yes, in a volunteer role as part of an organization
Yes, in my personal time
No, I have not yet had the opportunity to participate in improvement efforts
No, but I am interested in opportunities
What else do you think the North End Neighborhood Organization should know about your experiences with North End Parks & greenspaces? Please write in the box provided.
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