Parks and open spaces survey 2022

Closed 1 Apr 2022

Opened 5 Mar 2022

Feedback updated 15 Mar 2023

We asked

In March 2022 we asked you what you thought about our city's parks, playgrounds, river paths and natural areas. We had 701 responses over four weeks.

You said

Hamiltonians love their parks! 72% of Hamiltonians were happy or very happy with the city’s parks and open spaces. They felt:

  • most parks and open spaces were good and well maintained,
  • there are lots of parks and open spaces and a lot of variety to choose from,
  • parks and open spaces being a good place to relax and get respite,
  • people liked using parks and open spaces to walk their dogs,
  • people were happy with the playgrounds in the city, and
  • people were happy with parks and open spaces being close to where they live.

We did

The Parks and Open Spaces Team will use the feedback from the survey along with the Hamilton Play Strategy results received earlier in the year to develop further priorities as part of the Council’s 2021-31 10-Year Plan.


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Welcome to Hamilton City Council’s Parks and Open Spaces Survey of 2022! 

In this survey, “Parks and Open Spaces” covers a range of areas and uses, including sports parks, destination parks, playrounds and reserves as well as river corridors, gully systems, peat lakes, wetlands and remnant indigenous vegetation along with gardens, walkways, and civic spaces. Generally, it can be split into green space (parks, playing fields, gullies), blue space (river corridors, wetlands) and grey space (walkways, streets, civic spaces). Our parks are special pockets of the city that allows us to explore our city, to get active and get out and explore nature. 

When responding to our survey, please consider your experiences in all the parks managed and maintained by Council on behalf of the people of Hamilton.

It will only take 10-15 minutes to complete the survey. Your feedback will be used to:

  • Help us understand how the community views and uses of these parks.
  • Find out what the community likes/dislikes about the parks and where we can improve.
  • Identify how we can plan for, develop and look after our parks.

The survey flows through different pages depending on your responses.