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Q6 – When you think of an attractive park you have visited anywhere, what made that park inviting or memorable for you?

  • A combination of enjoyable facilities that don't overwhelm the natural beauty, kept very clean and well-maintained. I do think special programs could heighten interest; clubs holding regular events and interacting freely with the public really help.
  • A combination of open space with a natural setting along with recreation facilities
  • A fountain.
  • A large wooded area to explore natural habitat. A grassy area with large shade trees to sit under. A playground for kids. A creek to walk in, and/or fish.
  • A long stretch of trail to use for running!
  • A lot of different activities
  • A mixture of uses not just all sports facilities, picnic area, playgrounds, public gardens
  • A natural setting that blends in with the surrounding area
  • A nice balance of natural area and recreation areas. 2/3 natural to 1/3 recreational.
  • A nice landscape with not too much open space. Well designed in a sustainable way. Clean. Accessible for all members of the community.
  • A nice playground. Nice walking trails (e.g., Tudek).
  • A park is an escape to somewhere familiar, yet not. The eyes crave beauty, the spirit a place to roam, the body, a safe place to be and move.
  • A park that has something for everyone to use.
  • A park that's nicely landscaped and lively (lots of people enjoying the location)
  • A park with a large variety of functions. i.e. both sports facilities and separate areas for picnicking/fishing/jogging or hiking
  • A picturesque, natural feel
  • A place to do something together as a family, rails to trails, beautiful scenery
  • A place where people felt invited with their pets!
  • Access to water (lake, river, little stream); bike trails through park; shaded areas to relax and read; skateboarding facilities, basketball courts, sport areas for teens to hang out.
  • Aaccessible playground, attractive landscaping, high quality grounds maintenance
  • Active-rec parks that retain/preserve a natural feel.
  • aesthetics, beauty of nature, appropriate number of can rest rooms, parking ease
  • All the parks are so well kept and clean.
  • ample parking, restrooms, playground equipment for many
  • An amphitheater for Summer Shakespeare in the park and music concerts.
  • attention to detail- cleanliness, benches, walking paths
  • Attractive landscaping, versatile space, welcoming to all. Did not include trendy items to entice visitors (ie, water park features), but allowed people to enjoy different, simple activities.
  • attractive vistas, open natural spaces
  • Availability of soccer fields, picnic areas, basketball courts and how it all worked with the landscape.
  • available activities
  • available parking, policed area where patrons obey the rules ie no loose dogs, unauthorized use of facilities etc
  • available shade, available restrooms and water fountains, well landscaped, clean
  • bathroom facilities
  • Beautiful landscaping with a water feature (like a pond or large fountain)
  • Beautiful scenery, nice playground equipment, and private natural areas for picnics/relaxing. Above all I like a natural setting.
  • Beautiful setting with activities for all members of the family.
  • Beautiful trails
  • Beautiful views, varied landscape (e. g., patches of forest combined with rolling meadows), ample walking trails, spots for picnicking
  • Beauty
  • Beauty from the trees and flora
  • Beauty of a landscape which is well designed for people of a.ll ages to enjoy - for walking, playing, relaxing and being in nature/communing
  • Beauty of landscape, variety of activities for children of different ages in one area, water! (think Spring Creek)
  • Better more updated play area's
  • better playground equipment and skateboarding/inline equipment
  • Big fields for sports, Trees and shrubs, paths, playground equipment, benches and picnic areas. Although Tudek has a rather small playground area for my kids, it has many of the features I like.
  • Big trees combined with open space and a variety of activities
  • Big trees, views, spacious trails
  • bike path/walking trails
  • bright playground equipment, mature shade trees, bathroom facilities
  • Canopy of large trees, play area, walking paths, running water.
  • Central Park in NYC is lovely. There are many trails and windy roads.
    challenging playground equipment, Europe has fantastic climbing structures for children of ALL ages
    Circleville Park, I really like the new basketball courts and the way it is set up with the soccer fields and playground.
  • Clean and green, fun inviting playground, picnic/pavilion areas
  • Clean and nice restrooms, natural environments such as creeks, enough pavilions.
  • Clean bathrooms, well-kept recreation facilities
  • clean facilities nearby
  • Clean, beautiful, well-designed
  • Clean, open space, walking trails, sport fields
  • Clean open space
  • Clean, safe, easy to traverse
  • Clean, shade, bike areas, kid equipment close to fields
  • Clean, tidy landscaping.
  • Clean, varied horticulture, playground equipment, shade/place to eat as a family
  • Clean, well maintained. Pleasing to look at.
  • clean, well-designed
  • Clean, well-maintained paths and gardens.
  • Clean, well-maintained, grass, trees, water, playground-picnic areas, walking distance to park, sport facilities
  • Clean. Good parking. Perception of being & safe especially for my kids. Had something that caused us to go there -- e.g., water park, amusement park, zoo, something of historic significance, train ride, etc.
  • Cleanliness, lots of things to do, some shade, lots of space
  • Cleanliness of park, real buildings for restroom areas
  • Cleanliness, nice landscaping
  • Cleanliness
  • cleanliness
  • Cleanliness and landscaping - mowed fields with flowers and trees
  • Available off the street parking
  • Attractive, innovative playground equipment that addressed various age groups
  • Trails that were well maintained and had distance markers
  • Trash receptacles
  • Cleanliness, landscaping, benches and trails, openness, safety
  • Cleanliness, layout, water features such as a pond
  • Cleanliness, openness, safety
  • Cleanliness, restrooms, multiple options to play
  • Cleanliness, safety, and well maintained facilities
  • Cleanliness, Spring Creek, well-kept
  • Cleanliness, toilet facilities, playground equipment, large open area.
  • Combination of running paths through trees and open playing fields
  • Combination of sport fields and trails
  • Community - a place where lots of people congregate regularly
  • Water - ocean, pond, river, fountain, whatever!
  • Covered Pavilion w/indoor bathroom facilities. Walking trails. Beautiful vistas.
  • Creative playground equipment, sculpture garden, shade trees
  • crowds, leisure reading and playing
  • different areas set aside for different purposes
  • Dog friendly!
  • Dog parks and scenic trails
  • ease of parking, green space, well-maintained playground facilities, easy restroom access
  • Easy & safe access by bus/car/bike, ample parking, pavilions, heated shelter for year round use with restrooms, concessions, and gathering spaces. Soccer fields that accommodate all ages. Irrigated and lighted fields.
  • Easy access from car to playground or area I was going to. Plenty of shade near the playground equipment and places for me to sit in the shade while watching my kids play.
  • Easy access with available parking
  • easy parking, fun activities and close to home
  • Enhancement of the connection between people and nature.
  • Enough space/facilities for all who want to use the park, easy access/ parking.
  • established pathways; greenery; flow
  • Esthetically pleasing . . . well laid out and planned with trails, plantings, benches, picnic tables with grills and areas for kids activities/sports . . . a sense of community.
  • excellent trail system
  • Facilities for children, streams, tennis courts, walking trails, water bodies, fountains, streams
  • facilities like tennis courts
  • Facilities that are kept well maintained, regardless of the types of features and facilities.
  • Feeling the beauty of nature, peace and quiet. Butterfly and hummingbird gardens.
  • Areas that seem natural with native plants, trees, and wildlife.
  • Flower gardens
  • Flower gardens, native plants, open space, creative/novel playground.
  • Flowers, diverse and well maintained features, creeks !
  • flowers, trees, open spaces, walking trails, fields for sports
  • flowers, trees, walking paths, swimming pool, clean and well-maintained spaces
  • fun play equipment for kids aged 3 - 10, a nice place for parents to sit and chat
  • fun playground equipment with lots of shade trees and lots of families
  • gardens
  • gardens, grass that is filled in, clean, mulched
  • generous parking and bathrooms
  • Going to a well maintained and clean park is always something that stands out
  • good design, convenient facilities, natural beauty
  • good facilities, landscaping, variety of sports that can be done at one place
  • Good parking, picnic areas, various things to do in one place.
  • Good views, interesting landscape
  • Great trails and great landscaping/natural surroundings with plenty of facilities
  • Green expanse. Getting away from concrete and buildings.
  • green grass, flowers,activity areas
  • Green space in a suburban area
  • green space, open, shade trees / landscaping, activities for all members of family to participate
  • including areas to walk dogs
  • green space, pretty vegetation
  • green space, shady areas, good restroom facilities
  • Having a clean park is most important, then having play equipment for different age groups.
  • Having as many options for activities as possible, thereby attracting a large and diverse group of people.
  • Having many different facilities with plenty of shade, flowers and a stream running through or a pond.
  • The sound of running water is extremely relaxing.
  • Having water in the park for swimming or sailing is very nice.
  • Hiding spots, birds, trees that make it interesting, the silent and the smell.
  • Hiking trails that are somewhat secluded, along stream, etc.
  • For my daughter: monkey bars
  • Holmes foster for aesthetics because it is treed, but the facilities are sparse.
  • Human-scale facilities with a mixture of spaces that offer full sun or shade. A variety of landscapes
  • I appreciate the variety of features across the regional parks. High quality soccer fields are most memorable.
  • I enjoy parks that are filled with people. I'm often surprised at how empty the State College parks are.
  • Parks need meeting areas and performance spaces with pathways and seating.
  • I like Sunset Park. We can start by playing on the playground, have a picnic, and then go for a walk through the woods.
  • I love Spring Creek Park for the water, shade trees, and sports facilities. Tudek Park is close to our home and we use it multiple times throughout the day to walk our dogs.
  • I think when it comes to overall appeal for a wide variety of ages Circleville park is one of the best designed parks. My kids fall between the ages of 1 and 11 and there is truly something for everyone at that park.
  • If there was memorable design or landmark at the park. Also, the integration of the park with nature is most important.
  • In addition to the obvious things like landscape, playground equipment, etc, also clean flushable restrooms.
  • Inclusive of all of space for lots of people to use.
  • indoor facility
  • indoor tennis courts
  • indoor tennis, jogging/walking trails, bike trails
  • innovative playground equipment - for all ages
  • Integrating recreational facilities (courts, trails, etc.) while keeping the natural green space as much as possible (e.g., trees, flowers, etc.)
  • Inviting design, lots of open areas, yet lots of shade trees and perennials. Bathrooms!!! a must, clean and well stocked. Trash cans and recycling bins, water fountains, benches
  • Inviting landscape with lots of vegetation and not concrete parks, but has facilities, e.g. tennis courts that perfectly blend with natural elements like trees, bushes, and flowers. Shady but has lots of open spaces.
  • isolated quite environment
  • It is clean and well maintained.
  • It was maintained and kept clean.
  • it was pretty and restful - had interesting nature to see.
  • jogging trails, scenery, varied sports offering, pavilions
  • John Prince Park in Lake Worth, FL: Senior Fitness Station, Heart Walk -- a well-kept county park. They also have other facilities which we do not use.
  • Kaywood shelter is awesome. Open space with little clutter.
  • lake/pond with ducks; amphitheater, lots of trees.
  • Landscape and cleanliness
  • Landscape, available playground equipment, picnic areas.
  • Landscaping
  • landscaping
  • landscaping & trees
  • landscaping and cleanliness and comfortable benches
  • landscaping and facilities
  • landscaping and openness
  • landscaping and sculptures
  • Landscaping with trees for shade, flowers, picnic facilities, and family sports options such as tennis courts or swimming pool
  • landscaping, nice walking trails, plenty of benches
  • landscaping, parking, welcoming signage, well-kept
  • landscaping, playground
  • Landscaping, rest facilities, layout
  • Landscaping, views, good trails
  • Landscaping. tree, shades, fountains
  • Landscaping...variance in plantings.
  • Landscaping/fitting into the land/natural landscape.
  • Large grassy spaces in a garden-like atmosphere; picnic tables scattered around to allow privacy.
  • Large size and variable usage
  • large spaces that have allowed for private space
  • Large trees, wildflower areas, non-intrusive landscaping
  • Large, interesting playground with different things than the playgrounds in State College have.
  • Location
  • Looks like a fun place. Lots of trees and open spaces.
  • Lots of choices of activities to do at the park. You can take a big group of people, and everybody is happy with something. Spring Creek Park is a great example of this.
  • Lots of different things to do. Wide open spaces to "get away from it all" without having to drive too far out of town. Walking paths. Dog friendly throughout park.
  • Lots of fun playground equipment and walking/jogging trails.
  • lots of green, trails, beautiful shrubs etc.
  • lots of open green spaces
  • Lots of open space and woodlands
  • lots of open space, family oriented (picnic pavilions, playground, basketball court)
  • Lots of picnic tables, lots of field spaces, indoor lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, hiking trails, bicycle trails
  • lots of room
  • Lots of room. Places for the kids to play
  • Lots of shade trees and walking trails. Open fields with a hillside for sitting to watch a game. A nice play area, with benches for parents to sit and watch the kids, a nice pavilion.
  • lots of shade, benches, perennial landscaping, snack bar/ice cream stand, duck pond or other water feature, butterfly gardens, clean and convenient restrooms
  • Lots of space - long trails
  • Lots of things for the kids to climb through and explore in. Lots of room for imaginative play.
  • Lots of trails.
  • Lots of tree, Playground for the kids, stream,
  • Lots of trees
  • Lots of trees and flowers
  • Lots of trees, nice place to relax and good paths for jogging and walking.
  • Lovely landscaping, nice trails, fun playground equipment
  • make it a mini vacation, beautiful & varied topography, a stream, a merry-go-round, ice cream cones nearby. But I like the above suggested ideas even more!
  • Many different types of activities available in one place. Ex: Tennis, Soccer, Baseball, Football, Playground, Walking Path all in same location
  • Mature landscaping with adequate shade trees, well-maintained trails, benches along walking trails periodically, restroom facilities, and drinking fountains.
  • Mature shade trees and flowers, walking paths
  • Mature trees; view shed; access from trails; parking area separate from park; quality of 'playing' surface
  • Mix: nature, trails, soccer, restrooms, playground, large parking, well maintained. Check out new park in Princeton, NJ.
  • mixed use, accessible and appealing to multi-generational population; accessible to public transportation, bike path, parking
  • A nice place to hear music (like the Lemont Village Green, Bellefonte Gazebo or Central Parklet or South Hills lawn)
  • More remote picnic facilities. See South Park and North Park in Pittsburgh. They also allow a family picnic to bring beer.
  • mostly open and natural with blended improvements; water features of some sort....where there is water there are people and animals (e.g. spring creek park)
  • Multi use sites: trails, pavilions, playgrounds, sporting option
  • Multiple facilities and landscaping
  • Multiple use facilities to attract more people and multiple age groups
  • Multiple uses - sports, picnic pavilions, trees and open space
  • Multiple uses, well maintained, pleasing to the eyes, benches, walk ways.
  • multi-use facilities, restrooms, parking, running paths, trees
  • My son enjoyed himself. There were plenty of things for him to do, fun slides, climbers, sand, basketball courts, and sports fields.
  • Natural areas combined with playgrounds
  • Natural beauty, nice clean facilities
  • natural green space
  • natural landscape
  • natural landscape and minimum use of concrete
  • natural or man-made water (fountain, pond w/trickling water); open green space surrounded by trees; trails and bike paths; tables, benches, playground
  • Natural setting with trails + some open spaces.
  • Natural setting with trees. Clean and well cared for space. Parks that are inviting to a wide variety of people.
  • natural settings
  • Natural Woodland
  • natural, varied landscape environment; mix of uses / different 'sections' of park
  • natural/green space...the ability to get away from anything manmade and yet not be; a path through woods
  • nature
  • Nature and open space.
  • nature walk marshlands
  • new equipment, cleanliness of park
  • new equipment and trees
  • Nice bathroom facilities. Open spaces. Permanent grills.
  • Nice facilities, well maintained, lots of trees and grass, water, good restroom facilities, and lighting for night activities.
  • nice landscaping and with shady play area for young children
  • nice landscaping, low traffic (noise), open
  • nice landscaping, mix of treed vs. open areas, water area
  • Nice landscaping, waterfalls or fountain or pond, places to sit, trails with signs, bathroom facilities, picnic and grill available.
  • Nice landscaping. Clean and well maintained.
  • nice landscaping; variety of facilities
  • Nice pavilions, tables, grills, trees and play equipment
  • nice play equipment
  • nice playground and soccer
  • nice playground equipment
  • Nice playground, nice trees
  • nice safe area for my kids
  • Nice setting with trees, playground, playing soccer and people enjoying themselves.
  • nice shade trees, flowers, color, paved trails, water features, kids playing
  • nice tennis courts
  • nice trails, large trees, ample bench seating along the trails and playground, water features that attract wildlife
  • nice view, big playground areas and sports fields, big parking lot
  • Nice, well-kept facilities
  • Nice walking trails
  • No dogs off leashes. Easy path for walking.
  • Numerous tennis courts, dog park, beautiful landscaping.
  • Offered a variety of areas with open areas or shaded tree areas, stream kids can play, sports fields with a playground close-by for siblings.
  • One that is natural and includes water (stream, lake etc.
  • open expanse and green fields
  • open green space
  • open space
  • Open space and multiple things to do
  • open space and trails
  • Open space that can be used for a variety of needs. good playgrounds. maintain as much of the natural beauty as possible - don’t try to create nature.
  • Open space with mature trees with benches under them, creek running through it, lots of local flora and fauna.
  • Open space, flowers
  • open space, many trees and flowers, walking areas (Baltimore area)
  • Open space, playground facilities.
  • open space, playground variety of sport facilities
  • open space, privacy, variety of fields/activities available
  • Open space, trees, picnic pavilion, rest room facilities
  • open space, walking trails to explore, natural water feature (stream, pond, lake)
  • Open spaces that allowed mountain views, bird watching, paths to stroll
  • open spaces, good variety of walking trails
  • Open spaces. Smooth trails. Nice flowers and trees.
  • Open, rolling fields, park benches, shady trees....
  • Openness
  • Orchard Park, it has most of the suggestion from above. We Loved the Shakespeare in the Park. It would be nice if there were other Amphitheaters so more programs can be scheduled to make use of our parks
  • Organized layout, accessibility
  • Overall attractiveness (topography, landscaping, cleanliness)
  • overall layout of facilities from trails, pavilions, tennis courts, trees, foliage, etc.
  • Overlooks and trails
  • Park Hills Park is great for walking. drainage into the park needs some attention as it is a collection basin.
  • parking; diverse activities; bathrooms! plenty of open space
  • Parks are inviting when people are using them.
  • Parks in Sea Isle City contained rubberized surfaces in the playground area to soften the fall from jungle gyms.
  • Parks that integrate multiple uses but still maintain a sense of open space through the planting of trees and gardens in spaces between sport and heavy use areas.
  • Paved walking trails maintained through the winter. Fenced in dog park. Kid's playground, seating and pavilions.
  • Pavilions, restrooms, trails
  • peace, quiet and nature
  • people were using it for a variety of activities
  • People were using it.
  • Pet friendly with bag stations for cleanup after pets - Virginia
  • Photographic opportunities
  • picnic area, playground
  • Picnic areas, walking trails, tennis courts.
  • Place for kids to play; trees for shade; flowers; places for people to sit.
  • Play equipment for all ages. A lot of the current equipment is for young kids. There needs to be more active kid and challenge equipment for 8 to 12.
  • Playground equipment is a big thing for us. A lot of fun things for kids and adults to play on is important in our family. Nature trails are a big plus lots of plants, and bugs to look at!
  • Playground for children, picnic areas
  • playground, bike path, and recreation areas
  • quiet open space
  • Quiet, beauty, exercise
  • quiet, wooded areas, and also very good playgrounds with soft; landing areas for smaller children
  • Real bathrooms for one. Plenty of benches and shaded areas.
  • really cool playground equipment, a nice walking trail with open area, a disc golf course, just lots of well-taken care of space - green, etc.
  • Relaxing areas mixed with sports activities
  • restroom, pavilion, playground equipment, clean
  • scenery
  • Scenery and views
  • scenery, clean, well maintained
  • Shade trees
  • Shade trees - it's hard to take little kids to parks where we have to keep reapplying sun-protection. The kids also love small exhibits such as the butterfly exhibit at Tudeck Park. I like when trees and plants are labeled.
  • shade trees, benches under the trees, playground equipment near the soccer/softball field so I can watch the younger ones on the playground, while watching the order ones in the athletic event.
  • shade trees, good safe playground, away from roads so kids can run safely
  • Shade trees, playground and athletic facilities (w/ bathroom)
  • shade trees, walking/nature trails
  • shade trees; variety of facilities
  • shade, benches and picnic areas, play equipment for all ages
  • Shade, clean facilities, benches for parents with kids at a playground
  • shade, cleanliness, accessibility, playground equipment
  • Shade, play areas, bathroom facilities, pavilions
  • shade, trails and playground equipment
  • Something for everyone to do and lots of room.
  • Something like Spring Creek park but larger and adding a swimming pool. Also more of the playground for kids. We really like the PNC park in Pittsburgh. We like to see a swimming pool and a soccer field in the same park.
  • space for many different activities simultaneously
  • Spaces to sit, shade trees
  • spring creek has a great layout of facilities and open space
  • Spring Creek is my shining example: lots of space, picturesque with the covered bridge, lots of facilities, including picnic, playgrounds, basketball, volleyball, baseball, open fields, creek, tennis courts, bathrooms
  • Tennis & Pool facilities
  • tennis courts
  • Tennis courts & Sand Volleyball
  • tennis courts in good condition, nice picnic area, beautiful trails
  • tennis courts, playground equipment, open space
  • Tennis courts, Sand volleyball courts, walking trails and swimming pools.
  • tennis courts, shaded trails with flowers, picnic pavilions
  • Tennis courts/basketball courts with lights, open space, bathroom facilities. Bubble for tennis/basketball for winter use(Upper Saint Claire area)
  • Texture/contrast/color/function/wildlife/
  • the ability to have my dog w/ me.
  • The availability of many different choices for things to do ( ball field, playground, picnic area, open space)
  • The balance of facilities, activity based items, and clean restrooms.
  • The cleanliness of the park, the playground area and the bathroom facilities (whether they are portable johns or flushing facilities)
  • the combination of shade areas and sun areas, open space and the variety of things to do (playground, streams, picnic, trails etc.)
  • The combination of sporting facilities, leisure, nature and parking.
  • The community I moved here from had very large (e.g., 25 acre) dog parks that were fully fenced. It was a fabulous community space.
  • The crisp clean walkways, well maintained grass areas and landscaping. Playgrounds with various areas for various age levels. The area seemed safe and was very clean.
  • The fact that there is a stream makes Slab Cabin Park very nice.
  • The integration of park into the natural landscape.
  • The landscape and trees, the playground equipment, the cleanliness, benches, fields to run, and bathrooms.
  • The landscape, the openness, the people, the fun
  • The location (by a creek, etc) and friends that I was with
  • The manner it is set up....appealing to the eye, yet serves the public
  • The more things it had to offer, most of which are listed above.
  • The natural setting which all of the parks in our regions have.
  • the natural surroundings
  • The overall design and planting scheme for trees, etc. in the park. Also, having attractive, well-maintained playground and other areas.
  • The park had something for everyone, not too much of one thing. Also, lots of play equipment easily used by toddlers.
  • The park provided the activities that I particularly enjoy doing, like tennis and basketball with pretty landscaping
  • the parks that are most memorable have activities for all ages, playground, picnic, swimming, etc
  • the people we were with.
  • clean, well kept, good grass, some trees
  • The playground equipment
  • The preservation of natural landscaping as part of the design.
  • The integration of activities, such as playgrounds and tennis courts with walking trails and nature hikes. Spring Creek Park is the best example I know.
  • the surroundings - landscaping, trees, open areas, plenty of places for children to run and play
  • The tranquility and balance of the open space and landscaping
  • The upkeep of the property, no trash, playground equipment, nice picnic area.
  • the variety of open space/shade/a park for people of all ages to enjoy with diverse interests
  • The vastness, openness of the parks is most appealing along with the trees, landscape. I also like the walking paths and how paved bike paths wind through various parks.
  • the water at spring creek and the nature
  • These parks are well maintained....upkeep is everything. Don't build it if you can't take care of it.
  • Things for kids to be active and safe. Places for our family to share a meal outside.
  • Trails w/ scenic views. Landscapes w/ interesting combinations of forest, grassy areas, and possibly water.
  • trails with flowers and wildlife along it
  • Tranquility, trees
  • trees
  • trees and flowers
  • Trees and landscape. Marked trails that are more than 1 to 2 miles. Disc Golf course is a plus.
  • Trees and open space
  • Trees!!!!! and benches
  • Trees and waterfalls
  • Trees, benches, open space, paths.
  • Clear areas for different uses--so that baseballs aren’t threatening children on the playground.
  • Trees, cleanliness and well-maintained
  • trees, flowers
  • Trees, flowers and structures that blend with the environment.
  • trees, flowers, paths, design of the park - open space balanced with pavilions and ball fields - Tudek is a very attractive park - Circleville is also very nice
  • trees, flowers, space, cleanliness
  • Trees, shade, vistas, quiet, picnic accommodations, streams, accessibility
  • trees, trails, picnic areas, open spaces for games, flower gardens
  • trees, various areas in the park, walking,
  • Trees, water (river, lake or pond)
  • Tudek b/c of the Butterfly Garden the nice trail to walk around
  • Spring Creek - once again the trails
  • Tudek Butterfly Garden (in development)
  • Tudek Park, except for limited parking, it has nice facilities, trails & field space
  • Tudek Park, Spring Creek Park
  • Tudek, its open space, long loop walking trail, and views.
  • unique playground equipment
  • unusual play equipment (novel, colorful), beautiful landscaping
  • up-to-date climbing equipment, bike/walking path
  • Use of space. View. Facilities.
  • Usually it was natural beauty with spaces for families to play and relax.
  • Variety of activities and attractive landscaping
  • variety of activities wide open areas
  • Variety of activities, size
  • Variety of facilities.
  • Variety of things to do in one park.
  • Very Clean, Clean Restrooms, the equipment was up to date.
  • Very nice shade trees, open fields, well maintained playing fields for soccer.
  • visited a fabulous park in Germantown, MD with amazing playground equipment. Was for all ages from toddler to young teen.
  • Vistas, cleanliness
  • Walking trail and picnicking places
  • Walking trail or a Disc Golf Course that is integrated into the natural surrounding environment, hibachi grills with pavilion space, low impact on original environment
  • walking trails
  • Walking trails, a wide variety of marked and listed flora and fauna, water gardens.
  • Walking trails, love the butterfly garden at Tudek, Trees!
  • Walking/running trails that had a large enough loop, with shade and sun in parts. Enough trees that you do not think of where the park is situated in the city. Proper trash and recycling receptacles.
  • water (creeks, lakes, etc); nice paths; dog areas
  • water features, ie sprinklers, wading pools
  • water features, isolated spots to relax, walking trails
  • water slides in pool, nice scenery, streams
  • water with bridges and/or small creatures for children to observe, tasteful, small places to get a drink and/or snack, informal entertainment-- these things lead to more mixed-age use which improves the atmosphere and community feeling
  • Well built, has flowers or colorful things, has many things to do.
  • Well integrated into landscape and community. Hope you think seriously about Circleville Farm!
  • Well kept up: landscaping and facilities.
  • Well landscaped. Mature vegetation.
  • Well maintained, clean, had restroom facilities (also clean), nice flowers/ plants/ trees well manicured
  • Well maintained, easy access, sufficient parking and variety of amenities
  • well maintained, organized
  • Well maintained; cleanliness.
  • Well organized park with a variety of activities
  • Well-maintained grounds and play equipment; inviting natural areas for walking and biking
  • What sports or games I played or could play there.
  • With small children, a fun playground with a variety of items is key. If that playground is shaded, it's even better.
  • wooded areas, private sites for picnics/campfires, landscaping/lush vegetation/flowers, views, water, wildlife, people using the facilities, areas to sit and chat, outdoor entertainment/amphitheatre venue
    wooded areas, trails, dog-friendly
  • Wooded trails that invoke a feeling of solitude or isolation from traffic, noise, etc.
  • wooded trails, wildflowers

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