New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington have commissioned a Parks and Gardens Master Plan Survey as part of an effort to update the existing plan. Community input is an important part of this process and helps the county to best tailor the plan to reflect the community’s desires and needs.
A random sampling of residents have been invited to take a survey, and these responses will provide statistically valid results. If you received one of these surveys in the mail earlier this month, it isn’t too late to respond. In addition, the County invites all residents to provide feedback and input through an open-link survey available at www.newhanoversurvey.org/open.
The results of this survey will provide critical information in determining community values, satisfaction levels, needs and priorities, and demographics for the County’s long-term planning efforts. Questions will be asked about what types of programs, facilities, and services residents want in their parks system and where priorities should be placed.
This project is led by GreenPlay, LLC with survey and data work done by RRC Associates. A total of 3,750 households in New Hanover County were mailed a survey, and responses from these residents will comprise the statistically-valid sample. The open-link survey will give all residents an opportunity to provide feedback, and their responses will be included in the final report. While open-link results will be kept separate from the statistically valid responses, these responses will none-the-less provide valuable feedback when updating the New Hanover County Parks and Gardens Master Plan.
Please share this link with anyone who resides in New Hanover County. It’s vital that we gather as much information form the public as possible to best meet the needs of the community. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks in advance for taking the time to complete the survey.