POSP: Resident Survey
Resident Views on Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces in Washington County
This report describes the opinions and perspectives of the residents of Washington County, Wisconsin, as it relates to parks, park facilities, and park related activities. These opinions and perspectives were obtained through a telephone survey of over 605 randomly selected county residents. The survey was conducted by the Survey Center of the Center for Urban Initiates and Research in June and July of 2002. The survey was designed by the Survey Center and Washington County Planning staff, in consultation with the Park and Open Space Plan Technical Advisory Committee based on a prior survey conducted in 1996.
Respondents were asked if they agree or disagree with conserving land for public parks and if the County should provide a system of recreational trails (see chart below.)
In a question new to the 2002 survey, respondents were asked whether they felt safe when they were in Washington County Parks. The vast majority (97%) reported that they felt safe.
Respondents were asked if they would like to see Washington County buy lands such as woodlands and wetlands to protect wildlife and preserve natural habitats for public enjoyment (see graph below.)
Respondents were asked if they would like to see Washington County acquire land to create new county parks (see graph below.)