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Needs and Priorities Assessment

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needs and priorities assessment

Overall, how would you rate the condition and

appearance of ALL the parks and recreation sites in

the City of Raleigh you have visited?

Of the 83% of households that visited City of Raleigh parks

in the past 12 months, 35% rated the overall condition

and appearance as “excellent.” Fifty-five percent (55%)

rated them as “good,” and the remaining 10% rated the

condition and appearance of the parks as “fair.”

Table 42.

How would you

rate the conditions and

appearance of parks in the City of Raleigh?

Thirty-two percent (32%) of households indicated they do

not use Raleigh’s parks, facilities, etc. more often because

they do not know what is being offered. Other reasons

preventing more frequent usage include: insufficient

security (17%); parks/facilities are too far from residence

(15%); program times are not convenient (14%); and not

knowing locations of parks/facilities (14%).

When households that have used a greenway in the last

12 months are analyzed separately, a lower portion of

respondents replied that security was insufficient (14%)

compared to households that have not used a greenway

in the last 12 months (23.7%). This may indicate that the

concern regarding insufficient security is not related to

greenways security.

Table 43.

What reasons prevent you from using park and

recreation facilities?

34.6%

55.2%

9.8%

0.2%

0.2%

0.0%

20.0%

40.0%

60.0%

Excellent

Good

Fair

Poor

Very Poor

Reasons that prevent you or other members of

your household from using parks, greenways trails,

recreation facilities or programs of the City of

Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

Department more often.

32%

17%

15%

14%

14%

11%

9%

8%

8%

7%

6%

5%

4%

4%

4%

4%

2%

14%

24%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40%

I don't know what is offered

Security is insufficient

Too far from residence

Program times not convenient

I do not know locations

Use other city's facilities

Program or facility not offered

Lack of greenway access

Fees are too high

Lack of parking

Too crowded

Parks are not well maintained

Facilities are not maintained

Park hours not convenient

Registration is difficult

Poor customer service by staff

Lack of transportation

Lack of handicap accessibility

Other None chosen