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Centre Region Council of Governments
CENTRE REGION PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority
2643 Gateway Drive #1, State College, PA 16801-3885 
(814) 231-3071                     Fax 814.235.7832                   E-Mail: crpr@crcog.net
Serving the Townships of College, Ferguson, Harris, Patton, and the Borough of State College


William L. Welch Community Swimming Pool - Master Site Plan

User Survey Results - August 2007

Surveys were handed out to the following groups on 4 Aug 07:

1.        40        to CRPR KidVenture Camp Parents              (Camper ages 6-12)

2.        150      to Welch Pool Swim Team members             (Swimmer ages 5-18)

            190 Total Distributed.                      See Page 2 for the survey form.

            These groups represent two demographic user groups of the many that use Welch Pool.

49 Surveys (26%) were returned as of 28 Aug 07

94%    wanted more water/play features                    46/49

 6%      wanted about the same features as now           3/49

61%    felt that the pool was too small                       30/49

39%    felt that the pool was about the right size       19/49

The following features were ranked as the most (#1) to least (#6) desirable features:

1. More water slides (average 2.9 slides total requested)

2. Speed water slide (straight & fast, as opposed to a regular slide as in #1 above)

3. Vortex (whirlpool in the pool)

4. Current channel

5. Splash playground or spray pad area

6. Diving boards

The following were listed as desirable features at a new aquatic facility:

80%    More shade areas                    39/49

71%    Pavilion                                  35/49

59%    Water basketball                     29/49

57%    Sand volleyball                       28/49

51%    Water volleyball                     25/49

37%    More grass area                      18/49

35%    Dedicated lap swim (all day)     17/49

22%    ½ court basketball                    11/49

Concessions:

51% thought that we should have a snack bar, with no outside food allowed               25/49

49% thought that we should continue to have vending machines, with outside food allowed           24/49

Survey (see below) and Result Summary prepared by Todd Roth, CRPR Aquatics Supervisor

 


Centre Region Council of Governments
CENTRE REGION PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority
2643 Gateway Drive #1, State College, PA 16801-3885 
(814) 231-3071   Fax 814.235.7832                    E-Mail: crpr@crcog.net
Serving the Townships of College, Ferguson, Harris, Patton, and the Borough of State College


William L. Welch Community Swimming Pool

Master Site Plan User Survey - August 2007

The Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority is currently working on a Master Site Plan to renovate Welch Pool, and wants your help to decide what to include in a new facility! Please take a few minutes to fill out the following form.

Do you think Welch Pool should have (circle one):
            More Water/Play Features                  About the Same Features as Now

Do you think Welch Pool is (circle one):
            Too small                    About the right size

Which of the following water play features would you like to see at the new pool? Rank 1-6, with 1 being your MOST desirable and 6 your LEAST desirable:
___ More Water Slides - about how many slides should we have? (circle one): 1 2 3 4
___ Speed Water Slide
___ Splash Playground or Spray Pad area
___ Current Channel (like a river in the pool)
___ Vortex (whirlpool in the pool)
___ Diving Boards

Which of the following features should a new facility have? Check all that apply:

□          Pavilion
□          Sand Volleyball
□          Water Volleyball
□          Dedicated lap swimming all day
□          ½ court basketball
□          Water Basketball
□          More Grass area
□          More Shade

Pick one of the following that you agree with most:

□          We should have a snack bar, and no outside food will be allowed in
□          We should continue to have vending, and people can bring food with them

Please use the back of this form to add any comments or suggestions - Thanks for your help!

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