The Bute Park Management Team conduct a user survey every year to monitor our performance and your satisfaction with the park.

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In 2017, a number of common themes emerged: Broadly speaking, people were very satisfied with the park and expressed how valuable the site was to them. Its large size, natural features and city centre location were particularly prized. The park received a 99% satisfaction rate.

Issues with people not following the code of conduct was highlighted as a main reason preventing people from fully enjoying the site (inconsiderate cyclists and out of control dogs were referenced the most for causing issues), along with a lack of public toilets and a desire for more lighting. A large number of people said there was nothing that prevented their enjoyment of the site.

There are no plans for building additional toilet facilities in the park at this time, but existing facilities are identified on map boards at all park entrances.

We’ve made some changes in the last year, these include:

1. In spring 2018 our plant shop opened next to the Education Centre, you can now buy plants straight from Bute Park Nurseries.

2. You’ll find additional code of conduct signage was installed at either end of the cycle route that crosses Bute Park between the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the Millennium Footbridge.

3. There are new road stamps promoting a ‘share with care’ message – these have been introduced to all park entrances to improve people’s consideration of others when sharing the paths.

4. The public toilet facilities at Pettigrew Tea Rooms have been improved and upgraded.

5. We’ve worked with Friends of Bute Park and the Cardiff Bat Group to install new interpretation panels have been installed in the Blackweir Woodlands and at the Wildflower Meadow in the north of the park.

6. We’ve installed a new wildlife camera system which we’ve been streaming live to screens inside the Education Centre – we’re about to start streaming this via the Bute Park website so keep your eyes peeled for updates.

7. This is year 2 for our Bute Park Bees and they have been busier than ever – we now have 4 hives! Bee hives in Bute Park once supplied honey to the wealthy Bute family and their guests in Cardiff Castle but over 60 years have passed since honey was last produced in the city centre park. Bute Park honey is now back on the menu and available to buy directly from Bute Park Education Centre.

8. At Easter, the Secret Garden Café in Bute Park was taken over by Penylan Pantry.
We are grateful for your views in response to this survey, your input helps shape future development of Bute Park.

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This survey will close on Friday 9th November 2018.