Sampling was conducted at the three main points of entrance to Ramat Hanadiv – Hashita Street in Zikhron Ya’akov, behind ORT School in Binyamina and at the main entrance to Ramat Hanadiv.
Four hundred and seven visitors participated in the study, most of whom were sampled at the main entrance, with a minority at the secondary entrances to the park. For 343 participants, sufficient information from the questionnaires and spatial data was obtained to enable data analysis.
The average participant was educated, had an above-average income, had some kind of previous acquaintance with the park and the aim of their visit was hiking.
It was also found, for example, that the general level of satisfaction and the level of satisfaction from both the facilities and the level of service are very high.
The visitors emphasized that the sensory effect made a unique contribution to their visit, but also the level of service, and there is also evidence to link between these factors.
It is also possible to link between the level of satisfaction and visitation patterns, since the most satisfied visitors tend to have longer visits, covering larger areas of the Nature Park, while focusing on the Memorial Gardens and the western part of the park.
The database that was created provides management insights and operative conclusions for the benefit of improving service to the visitor, guiding management practices and planning and enriching the visitor experience.