Parks Satisfaction Survey results

26 January 2022

Richmond Council’s Parks Satisfaction Survey has found that 94% of residents are happy with the parks services in the borough.

The Parks Satisfaction Survey takes place every two years and aims to assess overall satisfaction with local parks and highlight any areas for improvement.

The 2021 parks survey found that Council managed Parks and Open Spaces in the borough continue to operate to a high standard with a general satisfaction amongst residents of 94%. Significantly, 97% of respondents rated the ease of access in parks as excellent, good or satisfactory while 91% of respondents said they felt safe in the Council’s parks.

The feedback received through the survey also showed respondents’ satisfaction with park playgrounds with 95% of respondents providing positive feedback on playground facilities for young residents.

The biennial survey provides Richmond Council with an understanding of what residents would like to see. The survey informs spending on park improvements to reflect the views and lifestyle choices of local residents, current and potential park users.

Cllr Julia Neden-Watts, Chair of the Environment, Sustainability, Culture and Sports Services Committee, said:

“The borough's lovely parks and open spaces continue to provide a vital service for our residents.

“The pandemic has shown us the importance of our local outdoor spaces for our physical and mental health. I would like to thank the Council’s Parks team, all our Park Contractors, all the Friends groups in operation in our parks and our residents for continuing to keep our parks clean and beautiful spaces to visit and enjoy.” 

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Updated: 26 January 2022

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