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Needs and Priorities Assessment

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needs and priorities assessment

Priority Questions:

Fifty-six percent (56%) of households indicated they learn

about programs and activities from friends and neighbors;

while 50%use the department’s website; 41%use newspaper

articles; 33% use the department’s Leisure Ledger.

Table 55.

Ways of learning about programs and activities

Fifty-four percent (54%) of households indicated that the

highest priority should be placed on the development

of greenway trails/connections closer to home. More

emphasis on the development of smaller “walk to” parks

(47%); and equal emphasis on the development of small

and large parks were priorities for (44%) of households.

Table 56.

Indicate the priorities of development.

Sixty-three percent (63%) of households indicated their

1st or 2nd priority was to fund maintaining existing parks,

recreation facilities and fields in the City of Raleigh. Other

potential improvements with similar levels of support

include: maintaining existing greenway trails, bridges and

boardwalks (60%); and purchase land to preserve open

space/ natural areas (47%); develop new greenways and

connect existing trails (43%).

Table 57.

What actions would you fund with tax dollars?

Indicate the priorities that best describe the emphasis

that should be placed on the development of parks

and greenway facilities.

30%

22%

27%

5%

24%

22%

20%

9%

0%

20%

40%

60%

More emphasis on the development of

greenway trails/connections closer to

home

Equal emphasis on the development of

small and large parks

More emphasis on the development of

smaller "walk" to parks

More emphasis on the development of

larger "drive to" park

1st Priority 2nd Priority

Indicate which actions you would be most willing to

fund with your city tax dollars.

ALL the ways you learn about City of Raleigh Parks,

Recreation and Cultural Resources Department

programs and activities.

12%

16%

17%

24%

31%

43%

47%

60%

63%

0% 25% 50% 75%

Purchase Land for Developing

Sports Fields

Purchase Land for Developing

Recreation Facilities

Develop New Recreation

Centers

Develop New Parks

Purchase Land to Preserve

Historic Sites

Develop New Greenway and

Connect Existing Trails

Purchase Land to Preserve

Open Space/ Natural Areas

Maintain Existing Greenway

Trails, Bridges and Boardwalks

Maintain Existing Parks,

Recreation Facilities and Fields

56%

50%

41%

33%

29%

26%

18%

11%

10%

9%

9%

7%

0%

20%

40%

60%

From friends and neighbors

Parks and recreation website

Newspaper articles

Parks/ Recreation Leisure Ledger

Flyers in Mail

Television

Radio

School Flyers/ Newsletter

Email Blasts

Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Etc.)

Conversations with Park Staff

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