County seeking input on future of Watkins Regional Park
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County has asked residents throughout the region to take a map-based survey in an effort to help develop a master plan and shape the future of Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro.
The survey, which closed as of Wednesday, was intended to be an interactive mapping tool to allow residents to share their on-the-ground knowledge of the park, as well as their ideas for how to improve the park’s experience, according to an introductory note on the Maptionnaire website.
“Usually if we’re going to undertake a major project, we like to do either community meetings or things like that to get input from the community,” said Kira Calm Lewis, media relations manager for the parks and recreation department. “But this time, we’re trying another tool which is the map-based survey … just to show [people] the different features that are at the park, ask them how often they use them, how easily they felt that they were accessible and what they thought the parking situation was like around those features. The map gave us additional opportunities to get more detailed feedback