Exploring public views on parks and public green spaces

Jan 29, 2018

The Town and Country Planning Association recently appointed Enventure Research to undertake an online survey of 1,000 members of the public to gather their views on parks and other public green spaces in their local area.


A survey was developed which covered key topic areas, including frequency of use of parks and green spaces, satisfaction with the local facilities, reasons for use or disuse, encouragement factors to increase usage and the perceived value of local areas. The survey was designed to be accessible on all devices, including computers, smartphones and tablets to offer respondents choice and increase their likelihood of taking part.


A sample of panel members who had previously agreed to take part in market research covering a variety of areas was invited to complete the survey via email. Quotas were set on age, gender, socio-economic group and geographical area to ensure that responses were received from a representative selection of people across England, Wales and Scotland.


Completed responses were returned directly to Enventure Research and collated for analysis. The Town and Country Planning Association were provided with a headline findings report and data tabulations following survey closure.