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Recent public consultations
The Mega Park Survey results are now available.
Question 1: Are you a resident of Prince George
Answer choices Per cent of responses Total responses Yes 100.00% 2,244 No 0.00% 0 Total 2,244
- 100% of respondents were residents of Prince George
- 2,244 Prince George residents responded to the online survey
Question 2: Do you have children in your household under the age of 18?
Answer choices Per cent of responses Total responses Yes 61.81% 1,387 No 38.19% 857 Total 2,244
- 62% of respondents have children under 18 years old living in their household
- 38% of respondents do not have children under 18 years old living in their household
Question 3: Do you support the project being located at Ospika Blvd and 22nd Avenue?
Answer choices Per cent of response Total responses I like this idea but not here 12.03% 270 Yes, at this location 77.76% 1,745 No, I just don't want the park at all 10.20% 229 Total 2,244
- 78% of respondents support this location
- 12% of respondents like the new park, but not at this location
- 10% of respondents don’t want the park at all
- The comments provided by respondents to this question were 58% positive, 34% neutral, and 8% negative. See “How People Feel” for a summary of the themes that were in the feedback received.
Question 4: Tell us what features are important to you.
Feature I want it no matter the cost I want it but I'm concerned about cost Not sure if I want it This is no a priority for me Total Pump Track
2,208 Junior Adventure Park (18mos - 5yrs) 52.88%
2,203 Youth Adventure Park (5yrs - 12yrs+) 60.99%
2,212 Senior Friendly Outdoor Fitness Station 38.35%
2,188 Spray Park 55.09%
2,211 Accessible Playground 59.56%
This is a four-point scale question to have responses reflect the level of the interest in each park feature, with cost being a consideration in the level of priority for each park feature.
The level of support based on cost appears to vary for each feature, but in general:
- 4 of the 6 park features had over 50% for “I want it no matter the cost”. The 4 features include Junior Adventure Park, Youth Adventure Park, Spray Park, and Accessible Playground; and did not include the Pump Track or Senior Friendly Outdoor Fitness Station.
- About 20% indicated “I want it but I’m concerned about cost” for all 6 park features.
- The number of respondents indicating “not sure if I want it” range between 2-12% with the Pump Track (12%) and Senior Friendly Outdoor Fitness Station (10%) having the highest percentages in this response category.
- The number of respondents indicating “This is not a priority for me” range between 14- 32% with the Pump Track (32%), Senior Friendly Outdoor Fitness Station (32%), and Junior Adventure Park (22%) having the highest percentages in this response category.
Question 4: Is there something else you want?
Other park features residents noted they would like to have: Trampolines Winter elements Chess tables Zip line Walking path - and accessible path Ping pong tables Toddler pool Tunnel slide Sandbox Spray park Covered stage Food truck area Indoor walking track Covered ice rink - with chiller RC track Off-leash area Dirt jumps Covered skate park Shade Climbing wall Pickleball court Lots of natural elements incl. boulders and logs for climbing Outdoor pool Badminton court Basketball court Batting cage Tennis court Road hockey Water slides Lacrosse box Tire swings Horseshoes Asphalt pump track
Question 5: Are you in favour of the Mega Park project knowing there is an annual cost to the City Operating Budget?
The proposed Mega Park with the 6 features noted above (in Question 4) will require an increase to the City's annual park maintenance costs.
Answer choices Per cent of responses Total responses Yes 73.71% 1,654 No 14.48% 325 I'm not sure 11.81% 265 Total 2,244
- 74% of respondents are in favour of the proposed park knowing there will be an annual cost to the City Operating Budget
- 14% of respondents are not in favour of the proposed park knowing there will be an annual cost to the City Operating Budget
- 12% of respondents are not sure
- The comments provided by respondents to this question were 9% positive, 54% neutral, and 36% negative. See “How People Feel” for a summary of the themes that were in the feedback received.
- We need more things for kids to do
- We need more things for families
- We need to act like a big city
- Annual maintenance costs are a concern
- Need to know the tax implications
- As long as existing parks don’t suffer
- Need corporate sponsor or more fundraising to cover all costs
- Existing parks are not well maintained and need new equipment
- We don’t need this
- Taxes are too high
- It will be over budget
- The maintenance will be very costly
- We just can’t afford it
Question 6: Comments - Tell us what you think about this proposal
1,019 comments provided. Comments included:
- This is so nice for our kids
- This will bring tourists
- We need more parks
- We need more playgrounds
- There is nothing for kids to do in PG
- It will encourage kids to be active
- I like it but something indoors makes more sense for our city
- It will increase taxes
- It would really disrupt this quiet neighbourhood
- There is a senior's work-out site at Masich Park Stadium and I have yet to see anyone use it. Can we focus on arts and culture instead?
- Improve LTMP instead – focus on what we have
- Do one or two things really well instead of a whole bunch of things not very good
- Make sure to leave some green behind
- Great idea, concerned about cost and neighbourhood issues
- This is the wrong location
- This will be over budget
- Concern about short-term and long-term costs
- Infrastructure repairs should be a priority over any new amenities
- It will impact traffic and parking in the area
- Our current parks are not well used
- The equipment we have for seniors now is never used
- This is a want not a need. We need to work on what we already have. Parks and other infrastructure are falling apart.
On July 25, 2022 Council directed administration to conduct a full lifecycle analysis of the financial implications of the proposed park. In response to the results of the life cycle cost analysis report Council voted on December 19, 2022 to have staff bring the report back to Council (with more information) for consideration in the second quarter (Q2) of 2023.
The Downtown Safety, Cleanliness, and Inclusion Survey is now finished. Results will be posted when available.
The Picture Prince George Survey is now closed. The brand research project will expand to include consultations with resident focus groups in the coming months.
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