Participate in a Seattle Parks Study

Niall Dunne, Arboretum Foundation
Azalea Way at the Washington Park Arboretum

Seattle Parks and Recreation is undertaking a project to learn of ways to improve the specialty gardens in the Park system, including the Washington Park Arboretum. The project is funded by the Specialty Gardens division of the Seattle Parks Department and is being conducted by HR2 Research and Analytics.

HR2 Research and Analytics are conducting focus groups, with a $25 compensation (participants must confirm attendance with Haley Brown at or 425-777-6718 -to receive compensation and ensure seating). Respondents can also participate in voice interactive interviews regarding park visitation by contacting Haley Brown.

The purpose of the groups is to learn of ways to improve the gardens, assess who is attending and where they come from, evaluate marketing effectiveness, and test the willingness for changes in fees or governance. We would like to primarily compose the groups of those who have attended in the last 3 years but are accepting up to 5 non-attendees as well, with a total of 15 per group.

Focus groups will occur on the following dates (dates updated as of 5/4/2017):

Volunteer Park Conservatory –
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm
Cal Anderson Shelterhouse
1635 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Kubota Garden
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm
Pritchard Beach Bathhouse
8400 55th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

Seattle Japanese Garden
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm
Japanese Garden Tateuchi Community Meeting Room
1075 Lake Washington Boulevard East
Seattle WA 98112

Washington Park Arboretum
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm
Cowen Park Shelterhouse
5849 15th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115


Please confirm your attendance with Haley Brown at or 425-777-6718 if you would like to participate.