Dickinson Park Community Garden Survey Results

Here are the summary results of the recently completed Dickinson Park Garden survey. You can also review the complete results document which includes all of the individual narrative responses and some comparative analysis showing support levels by response grouping. It is also a file attachment at the bottom of this page.

Thank you to everyone who participated!
Survey Responses: 172

How often do you use Dickinson Park? (select one)

Daily

18

  11%

Weekly

32

  19%

Monthly

19

  11%

Occasionally

71

  41%

I don't use the park

32

  19%

How do you use the park? (select all that apply)

Walking/Running/Exercise

79

  46%

Playground area

53

  31%

Sit on the bench to enjoy the view

50

  29%

Dog walking

46

  27%

Attend Movies in the Park events

42

  24%

Use the park open space for other recreation

27

  16%

Participate in Dickinson Park Stewards work parties

6

    3%

I don't use the park

31

  18%

(Multiple responses)

74

43%

How close do you live to the park? (select one)

Within 1 block

21

  12%

Within 5 blocks

59

  34%

Within 10 blocks

46

  27%

More than a mile away

46

  27%

How do you typically get to the park? (select one)

Walk

109

  70%

Drive

44

  28%

Bike

3

    2%

Bus

1

    0.6%

What neighborhood do you live in? (select one)

Ashcreek

113

  66%

Crestwood

40

  24%

Other SW Portland neighborhood (Multnomah/Far SW/etc)

15

    9%

Tigard/Metzger

2

    1%

If the garden were built in the park, would you be interested in a plot?

No

94

  56%

Yes

75

  44%

How do you feel about a community garden in Dickinson Park? (select one)

It is a good idea - I support it

127

  74%

I'm not enthusiastic but it is OK with me

10

    6%

I'm neutral - I'm not for it or against it

16

    9%

I don't like the idea

19

  11%

If there's an opportunity to add a community garden south of the play area along SW 55th Ave, would you support it?

Yes

144

  84%

No

28

  16%

If there were a community garden in the park, what related items would you like to see near a garden area? (select all that apply)

Seasonal restroom/portable toilet

93

  54%

Accessible water fountain

79

  46%

Improved walking paths in the park

76

  44%

Group picnic area and table

74

  43%

Kiosk with garden and community information

60

  35%

Demographic Information

Gender

Female

107

  64%

Male

61

  36%

Age

25-34

29

  17%

35-44

33

  20%

45-54

37

  22%

55-64

46

  28%

65-74

16

  10%

75-84

4

    2%

85 & over

1

    0.6%

Housing

Own my home

155

  93%

Rent my home

12

    7%

Race/Ethnicity

Asian

4

    2.4%

Black/African American

3

    1.8%

Hispanic/Latino

5

    3.0%

Native American

4

    2.4%

Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander

1

    0.6%

White

147

  89.6%

File Attachment