Survey Results

Initial Concepts Survey

At the June 29, 2017, public meeting in Walnut Cove and over the course of the first two weeks in July, the community was asked to provide their thoughts on three overarching concepts that were presented along with several supporting vignettes focused on specific areas of the property. During that time, the polling received an overwhelming 530 responses from park users all across the state!

The concepts and vignettes that were presented were meant to start a conversation by showing what we thought the land could support. We explored all of the options. You told us what you liked. You told us what you disliked. You told us what we were missing. And you made great suggestions that we hadn’t thought about.

The results of the survey are below, organized by overall options and vignettes. Click on each image for a slideshow of the results for each area. Our next step is the most challenging … synthesizing everything we heard from you, the park staff and other stakeholder groups  into a comprehensive plan that hits all of the marks. The land can support a variety of activities and we are tasked with finding the right balance. We’re aiming to present the draft master plan in mid-September. Stay tuned for an announcement.

Phase 2: Initial Concepts

 

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Vade Mecum – Central Campus

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Vade Mecum – West

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Vade Mecum – North

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Vade Mecum – East

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Vade Mecum – Sunset Point

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Moores Springs – Former Campground

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Vade Mecum – Ed Booth Road Area

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Building and Cultural Features Evaluation

At the April 26 public meeting, we polled the attendees on how they felt about each building and cultural feature on the Vade Mecum and Moores Springs properties. Following the meeting, the same exercise was posted online and linked to from the web site. The online survey was initially open through the middle of May, but was extended an extra week in an attempt to increase the number of respondents. The survey closed May 24. We asked people to rate each feature as Scared, Valuable / Re-purpose, or Don’t Care (see detailed definitions on the first slide). The results of the survey are intended to help identify priorities and potential uses for key buildings and features.

The surveys were cross promoted through the web site as well as various Facebook group pages, including Stokes County Tourism, Friends of Saurtown, Carolina Climbers Coalition and several others. The survey and web site also were promoted at several REI stores (Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Greensboro) and through REI’s digital newsletter.

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Land Use Exercise

At the April 26 public meeting, we polled the attendees on what land uses and activities were appropriate and/or needed on the Vade Mecum and Moores Springs properties. Each property was divided into logical sections based on natural and cultural features. We asked attendees to place dots on activities/uses that they felt were need or appropriate in each section. In conjunction with the building and cultural feature poll, the same exercise was posted online and linked to from the web site. The results of the survey are intended to help identify priorities and potential uses for the entire property.

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Vade Mecum Key  |  Moores Springs Key

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Public Meeting Land Use Exercises

Vade Mecum Matrix ScanMoores Springs Matrix Scan


Initial Survey

At the November Soup In a Bowl event and at the January Vade Mecum open house, the community was polled through a written survey. The survey asked questions about what recreational activities the participant is involved in, what recreational opportunities were needed in Stokes County, and what aspects of Vade Mecum and Moores Springs need to be considered during the planning process. The survey was intended to start a conversation about what is important to the community. The results of this initial survey are below.

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4 thoughts on “Survey Results

  1. You are missing input and counts from rock climbers, which are an enormous user group that logs many user days at Hanging Rock State Park. Cater to their needs (camping, trails, eating) and you’ll find lots of enthusiasm.

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  2. If the swimming pool was included in the structures part of the survey, it might have been useful to include swimming in possible land use options to further gauge interest in its future use as opposed to sentimental attachment.

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  3. The way the results page lists, those who live in a Westfield address live outside the county which is far from the truth.

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  4. Rock climbing and bouldering are huge draws for the existing Hanging Rock State Park (count the permits). These same users also have other interests such as hiking, mountain biking, kayaking/river access, fishing, and camping. If restaurants or eateries were available they too would be frequented. A combination gear shop and restaurant would be a great addition. (Think of Seneca Rocks, WV) As these climbers grow older they will gravitate toward family camping and related activities in the area.

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