Fonthill Bandshell Survey 2015 Summary

Fonthill Bandshell Survey 2015 summary – 548 results

1/ Age: 90% of attendees are 50 and older

Under 18

3

18-30

7

 

31-40

11

 

41-50 

38

 

51-60

105

 

61-70

205

 

71-80

148

 

81 and up

32

 

2/ Attendance: 60% have been attending for 5 or more years

                          83% attended five or more concerts

 

Is this your first time attending? 

47

If not, how many years or concerts have you attended?

1             20

2             70

3              60

4              31

5             65 

6             42

7            23

8            28

9            24

10 or more      129

 

How many concerts do you hope to attend this summer?

1               7

2               25

3               28

4               22

5               42

6               29

7               17

8               39

9              22

10 or more      238

 

 

3/ Thursday night Experience

 

90% also visit the farmers market

60% also visit the supper market

18% also attend the wine and beer garden

   

Do you also visit the farmers market?

Yes                 475

 

 

No                    52

 

Do you also visit the suppermarket?

Yes                313

 

 

No                   211

 

Do you also visit the Town of Pelham’s wine and beer garden?

Yes                93

 

 

No                 427

 

 

 

4/ Wine and Beer Licensing

 

7% wish to see the park fully licensed on Thursdays

75% wish to see it remain as it was this year or last year

17% would like to see it discontinued altogether

 

How do you feel about the park being licensed for liquor on Thursdays? Would you like it to be:

 

Discontinued altogether ?

95

 

Reverted to just the Suppermarket area as it was last year 2014?

191

 

 

Kept as the Town has fenced it this year? (Suppermarket and the Town beer garden at the north end of the park)

220

 

 

 

Entire park fully licensed fencing the entire park with defined entrances?

41

 

 

 

5/ Future : 100% would like to see the concerts continue

 

Would you like to see the concert series continue?

Yes         548

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

6/ Improvements: What more can we, your volunteer committee, do to make it a more satisfying experience for you?

 

The top requests for improvements are:

1/ grade the park ; gradual grading / sloping of the park in the bandshell area required

2/ improved and increased number of washrooms

3/ improved parking to include more handicapped parking, better signage for shuttle stops, more shuttle stops, more parking

4/ lighting

5/ more tables and benches throughout the park, especially eating areas

 

Additional comments:

  • Rock stone seating like Welland; special area for blankets/grass seating only, lawn chairs on flat area at the top
  • Don’t do seating like in Welland, not wheelchair accessible and also not comfortable to sit on
  • Don’t put coolers, cases on the Bandshell ledge as it blocks the view
  • Add more picnic tables
  • Keep using high mounted speakers, doesn’t obstruct our view
  • No liquor – many many comments
  • Add liquor, will increase the Bandshell revenue – some comments to keep
  • No fencing of peace park, don’t put down concrete, keep the green space, no beer, this is for families
  • Add more handicap parking spaces
  • Add chalk lines for chair rows to get more chairs in closer to the gazebo
  • Need public permanent washrooms
  • Keep washrooms gender neutral as men doesn’t have long line up but women’s always does
  • Improve parking
  • Make area pet free
  • Don’t fence entire park