Results for Victoria Park Survey!


By Scott Chan

The Asian and Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance (APIOPA), along with our community-based partners Guam Communications Network (GCN) and Tongan Community Service Center (TCSC), are proud to present the results of our community survey of the Pacific Islander community in Carson.

This survey was done as a part of our First 5 LA-funded project around Safe, Active Family Environments for Asians and Pacific Islanders (SAFE for APIs), which is a project where we are advocating that public parks adopt standards for safety, cleanliness and culturally competent family programming to promote active and healthy lifestyles for API community members.

In this report compiled by our researcher Brittany Morey, there is in-depth analysis of thoughts and perceptions of neighborhood parks in the growing Pacific Islander community in Carson, CA. With the help of Chamorro community members as interviewers, we were able to compile over 40 surveys from the local community, and find some very staggering results.

Key Findings:

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  • Many respondents use Victoria Park a few times a year for celebrations and picnics.
  • Although Victoria Park is easy to access, few use it for recreation and physical activity.
  • Gang violence is cited as a safety concern.
  • Even though many respondents said they felt generally safe at the park, few go to the park, and many cite reasons for not going as gang violence and crime.

Download our report to read more about our findings, as well as our policy recommendations on how to move forward given these findings!