Lake Ella Research Yields Valuable Findings

Research was conducted at Lake Ella in July to gain valuable insights about one of Tallahassee’s beloved public spaces. The project was a joint effort between The Village Square, Inc. and Gehl with support from The Knight Foundation. The project was conducted locally by Tallahassee residentĀ Charlotte Waters, along with other key players.

The researchers surveyed 120 people, which yielded two key findings: Lake Ella is a vibrant community destination and attracts people from different backgrounds. The team also found how the community wants to improve the public space. The key findings were to enhance mobility (make it safer and easier to get there) and to invest in amenities to improve comfort and sociability.

Other relevant findings include that visitors feel safe during the day, people come from all over the city, many women visit, and people come to do all kinds of activities.