What People Want

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According to the NVRPA’s own “Five Year Strategic Plan, 2012-2017,” Potomac Overlook Park already provides the top four  activitiethat area residents most often participate in — and the next three activities (swimming/sunbathing/beach) don’t happen in the woods and are provided by various other NVRPA facilities. See table below.

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Potomac Overlook has several miles of hiking trails

Even by NVRPA’s own standards, Potomac Overlook  already fulfills its role by offering exactly what area residents say they want.

 

 

 

 

 

Table III-I:  Percentage of Households

Participating in Activities (2011 — All Varieties)

Activities                                                          Percent

Walking for pleasure                                    82.2%

Visiting historic sites                                    63.5%

Visiting parks (local, state, natl.)             50.6%

Visiting natural area/preserve/refuge   50.3%

Swimming/pool                                                43.1%

Sunbathing/relaxing on a beach                38.3%

Swimming/beach                                              38.3%

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Teaching children how to grow at Potomac Overlook’s vegetable garden

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