Playground Survey Results

There were 149 responses to playground survey. This is a brief summary of the most popular answers/rankings.

How likely would your family be to use a park equipped with a children’s playground in Sewanee?

Very likely (59 percent); Likely (27 percent)

What age children would you bring? (Indicate all that apply.)

4-7 yrs (57 percent); 8-12 yrs (47 percent); 0-3 yrs (42 percent); over 12 (11 percent)

Of the current Sewanee parks containing playground equipment, please rank order your preference for location from most (1) to least (5) preferred.

Elliott Park: 63 percent gave it rank 1 (26 percent rank 2) Community Center: 33 percent gave it rank 2 (13 percent rank 1, 33 percent rank 3) Woodlands: 29 percent gave it rank 3 (19 percent at rank 1, 19 percent at rank 2) Ballpark: 47 percent gave it rank 4 St Mark: 56 percent gave it rank 5

Suggestions for another location for a public playground or park:

Lake Cheston (12) Downtown /north of Hwy 41 (4) Wiggins Creek area (3) School of Theology/TN Williams Center (3) Manigault Park (2)

Rank order your top five preferences from most (1) to least (5) preferred for play equipment.

Climbing Structure: 22 percent ranked as 1 (21 percent ranked as 2, 16 percent ranked as 3) Swings: 21 percent ranked as 1 (20 percent ranked as 2, 17 percent ranked as 3) Slide: 18 percent ranked as 4 (14 percent ranked as 2, 13 percent ranked as 3) Jungle gym: 17 percent ranked as 5 (16 percent ranked as 3, 14 percent ranked as 1) Thematic Structure: 13 percent ranked as 1

Suggestions for other equipment:

Public art that can be climbed on (2) Benches (3) Sports equipment (2)

Additional suggestions and comments:

There were 62 responses, including:

Thank you (16) Elliott Park as vital location (6) Encouragement to use natural or recycled materials (3) Concerns concerning maintenance (3) Concerns about ground covering material (3) Need for a covered area (2)

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