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5970 W. Brown St.
Glendale AZ  85302
623-930-2820

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Parks and Recreation -
Thunderbird Conservation Park Preliminary Master Plan

On-Site Survey Results

Survey Date:  Combined Sept/Oct, 2005                     
Number of Participants:   751      
* indicates questions that received multiple answers                                   

1.  Why did you come to Thunderbird Conservation Park?*        

Hike 665
Mountain Bike 38
Trail Ride 19
Picnic 31
Jog/Run 185
Watch Wildlife 48
Other 26

2. How often do you come to Thunderbird Conservation Park?*  

Every day  85   Few times a year    80
2 - 3 times/week 353   First time 4
Once a week 131   4 - 5 times/week  1
2 - 3 times/month 71   No answer 1
Once a month 44      

3. Which mode of transportation do you use to come to Thunderbird Conservation Park?*  

Drive 726
Bike 57
Walk 53
Horse 9
Other 8

4. How far do you travel to come here?

Within 1 mi 53   1 - 3 mi  310   4 - 10 mi 293
11 - 20 mi  67   21 mi / more 9   5 - 30 minutes 16

5. What do you like about Thunderbird Conservation Park?*                                 

Good trails / variety 324   Safety 21
Open/natural environment 113   Friendly people 14
Mountains/scenery/view 127   Animal friendly 4
Convenience/close to home 158   No fees 9
Clean 102   Picnic areas 10
Good hiking 82   Good elevation 2
Easy hike 9   Bike access 1
Wildlife 16   Kid friendly 1
Not crowded 5   Amphitheater 2
Everything 34   Ample parking 6
Quiet / peaceful 38   Free water 5
Easy access 5   Good exercise 2
Signage 1   Restrooms 2
Pond 1      

6. What changes, if any, would you like to see at Thunderbird Conservation Park?*

None 222
More/Improved bathrooms 121
Cleaner restrooms 5
Unlocked restrooms 2
Restroom at parking lot 1
Trail maps/markers/distance signs 37
Smoother trails/trail maintenance 35
Wider trails 6
More/different trails 23
Trail work on east side of 59th Ave (looped trails) 6
Trail benches 2
Designated mountain bike trails 7
More water stations/fountains 52
More water troughs 2
Shaded drinking fountains 1
More dog waste stations and trail waste bags (horse and dog) 6
Enforce dog leash/clean up rules 13
No dogs/horses on trails 7
Add a dog run 1
Parking lot security/lights 4
Pave parking lot 6
More parking 15
Separate horse trailer parking 1
Picnic ramadas near parking lot 1
Group picnic ramadas (to Pinnacle Peak Rd. corner) 1
No picnic access (wildlife areas) 2
Tables, BBQs 1
Campfire pits 1
59th Ave. pedestrian/bike overpass 15
Neighborhood access 2
Horse crossing at major roads 1
Less traffic 8
More vegetation 17
Controlled vegetation 4
Later hours 6
No more houses 4
More security 2
More trash cans 6
Exercise stations 1
Natural water break 1
Less gravel at amphitheater 1
Play area 8
Volleyball courts 2
Enlarge the park 1
Hiker education 2
More signage (right-of-way, danger) 1

7. Have you participated in a Thunderbird Conservation Park Master Plan public input process previously?

Yes 24 No 724 No reply 3

If yes, in what way?    

Focus group meeting 4 Public meeting 14 Survey completion 4

 

 

 

 

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