Conroe officials launched a survey with the National Park Service on May 11 for residents to provide feedback on Owen Park.

According to a Facebook post by the city’s park and recreation department, the survey is being launched to seek feedback and recommendations to “enhance the park's amenities”. The survey includes questions, such as what brings citizens to the park, what recreation and programming activities would citizens like to see at the park, whether access to the San Jacinto River would be used, and what challenges citizens might face trying to access the park.

"The parks and recreation department will use the survey results to develop a master plan that will assist staff and city leadership in determining future budgets and project prioritization," Director of Parks and Recreation Mike Riggens said in a May 19 email.

According to previous reporting, Owen Park opened Jan. 23 along with the Westside Recreation center. The project had been underway since the city purchased the former YMCA site in 2021 for $2.5 million, according to previous reporting. The park includes an off-leash area for dogs—with separate areas for small and big dogs—a covered pavilion, a basketball court, restrooms, a pond with a fishing pier, and hiking and biking trails.

The survey will be available until June 30.