Welcome! Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (MPRPD) invites your to share your ideas about how to transform this former golf course into a beautiful nature space for all to enjoy. We believe this is "Your Nature Space - Your Plan".  The previous two-year General Development Plan outreach process identified some proposed features for the main entrance to northwest portion of Palo Corona Regional Park at the Ranch Cañada Unit. Your input will help us make this your nature space based on your design ideas.

This concept drawing shows where the favored features may be developed on the property. It is important for us to know what is important to you!

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PRIORITIES

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* 1. Please rank these features in the order of priority where 1 is your highest priority for MPRPD to consider developing and 8 is the lowest priority. You may also indicate that a feature should not be a priority, in your opinion.

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* 2. A list of facilities are being proposed for your comfort, safety, and convenience. Please rank these facilities in the order of priority where 1 is your highest priority for MPRPD to consider developing and 8 is the lowest priority. You may also indicate that a feature should not be a priority, in your opinion.

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* 3. Our goal is to develop this area of Palo Corona Regional Park into an exceptional open space for nature appreciation, environmental education, and all-inclusive recreation. Choose the features and amenities that you think would make it "an exceptional open space".

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playground
dog park
picnic pavilions
outdoor classroom
multi-use trails
habitat restoration of the pond
wildlife viewing area
amphitheater
seating within the park
shade structures
water fountains
restrooms
bus stop
group gathering areas
abundant electric vehicle charging stations
wifi access
free entrance and use
experience of nature
PLAYGROUND

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* 4. Play structures can be designed for any age group. Which age groups should we consider when choosing play structures for the park? (Check all that apply.)

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* 5. Based on public feedback so far, we plan to develop a nature-inspired playground with materials that blend well with the park. What activities should be the focus of the playground design? (Check all that apply)

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* 6. Many new playgrounds are all-inclusive and accessible by visitors of all ages and abilities. Please rate the importance of including each of these features in the playground.

  Very Important Fairly Important Important Slightly Important Not Important
pathways accessible with wheelchairs and mobility devices
ramps to structures
rails on elevations
transfer platforms for wheelchair users
play activities at various elevations
play activities for these senses: touch, movement, smell, sight, hearing and balance
design that encourages side-by-side play among children with different abilities
DOG PARK

The community has expressed the desire for a dog park. The concept includes separate areas for small dogs and large dogs, ADA accessible paths, shaded seating, water fountains, restrooms, adjacent parking, and extension to the nearby trail. 

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* 7. Do you think the community would benefit from the development of a fenced off-leash dog park at Palo Corona Regional Park’s Rancho Cañada Unit?

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* 8. If you visit the Palo Corona Regional Park Rancho Canada Unit with your dog(s), would you use the dog park, the trails, or both?

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* 9. What are your concerns about having a dog park at Palo Corona Regional Park’s Rancho Cañada Unit? (check all that apply)

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM

An open-air outdoor classroom with seating for 30 students and 5 staff members is being considered. This would be frequently used by MPRPD’s Let’s Go Outdoors! environmental classes and activities for all ages. It could also be used by schools and community organizations. The concept is for a light structure that will provide protection from the wind, sun, and rain.

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* 10. Below are six example images of outdoor classrooms. Considering how steel, wood, concrete, and various types of shade materials are depicted in the images, which do you prefer as a design inspiration for the outdoor classroom? (check all that apply)

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* 11. What else should be considered for design of the outdoor classroom?

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* 12. MPRPD seeks to re-purpose the existing irrigation pond for wildlife viewing, habitat restoration, and ecology education. Which of the following pond features would appeal to you? (Check all that apply)

AMPHITHEATER

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* 13. A naturally sloping area of the park is a logical place for an amphitheater. How do you envision an amphitheater being used?

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* 14. What are your concerns about having an amphitheater at the park? (check all that apply)

PICNIC SHELTERS

Open-air picnic shelters that accommodate 2 to 3 tables and include a roof structure for shade are included in the concept design.

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* 15. Where do you think picnic shelters should be located? (Check all that apply)

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* 16. When you think about the desire of people to socialize versus the desire of the community to maintain the serenity of the park, what do you think is the maximum number of people that the largest picnic shelter should accommodate?

MULTI-USE TRAILS

Some of the former golf cart paths will be converted into multi-use trails designed for walking, running, and ADA accessibility. A new multi-use trail is conceived to encircle the pond and provide access to the playground. A connecting trail is envisioned from the dog park to the adjacent existing trail.

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* 17. The concept drawing below shows the dog park on the right side of the main  parking lot (P!) where there will be added parking (P2), and the other features of the park on the left side of the main parking lot (P1). Which of these statements is true for you?

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* 18. If you get from one side of the park to the other? For example, if you were at the playground and wanted to watch the dogs play in the dog park, how would you get there?

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YOUR CONCLUSIONS

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* 19. Now that you know more, please answer this question again. Choose the features and amenities that you think would make it "an exceptional open space".

  Yes No Maybe
playground
dog park
picnic shelters
outdoor classroom
multi-use trails
habitat restoration of the pond
wildlife viewing area
amphitheater
seating within the park
shade structures
water fountains
restrooms
bus stop
group gathering areas
abundant electric vehicle charging stations
wifi access
free entrance and use
experience of nature

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* 20. Please share any ideas or comments you have to transform Palo Corona Regional Park Rancho Cañada Unit into a beautiful nature space for all to enjoy.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

It is important that our parks are developed with your needs and desires in mind. Thank you for your feedback and let us know if you would like to learn more about volunteering. Your answers to the demographic questions will help strengthen our application for State grants. Watch for updates on our website: www.mprpd.org

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* 21. How far do you live from the Palo Corona Regional Park Rancho Cañada Unit?

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* 22. What is your age?

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* 23. Where do you live?

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* 24. Yes! I would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities with MPRPD. Sign me up! Click DONE to submit your answers.

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