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Chapter Three

Table 61. Number of Miles of Walking/Biking Trails

(per 1,000 residents)

Table 62. Number of Sports Fields That Are Lighted

(per 1,000 residents)

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needs and priorities assessment

of walking/biking trails per 1,000 residents (0.32) than

the average benchmarking agency (0.16). Raleigh also has

a higher number of paved miles of walking/biking trails

per 1,000 residents (0.26) than the average benchmarking

agency (0.11), as shown in

Table 61.

The City of Raleigh’s current standard for width of walking/

biking trail is ten feet,while two respondent agencies

indicated a standard of 12 feet in width for walking and

biking trails.

The City of Raleigh has a higher number of miles of all

trail types per 1,000 residents (0.32) than the average

benchmarking agency (.21). The City also has a higher

number of paved miles of all trails per 1,000 residents

(0.26) than the average benchmarking agency (0.14). All

agencies that participated in the benchmarking study use

“easement dedication” and “property purchase in fee” to

acquire land to construct trails.

Outdoor Recreation Facilities:

When examining the average number of outdoor recreation

facilities owned by agencies per 1,000 residents, the most

frequently mentioned types of outdoor recreation facilities

that benchmarking agencies own are: playgrounds (0.23);

outdoor tennis courts (0.18); picnic shelters (0.14); baseball

fields (0.13); and outdoor basketball courts (0.12).

The City of Raleigh has a higher number of sports fields

that are lighted per 1,000 residents (0.14) than the

average benchmarking agency (0.12), as shown in

Table

62

. However, the average benchmarking agency has a

higher number of sports fields that are irrigated per 1,000

residents (0.16) than the City of Raleigh (0.13).

Indoor Recreation Facilities:

When examining the average number of indoor recreation

facilities operated by agencies per 1,000 residents, the most

frequently mentioned types of indoor recreation facilities

that benchmarking agencies operate are: community/

recreation centers (0.031); indoor basketball courts (0.02);

indoor tennis center (0.014); and exercise/workout spaces

(0.012); see

Table 63

. The City of Raleigh operates 27 staffed

community/ recreation centers throughout the city, that

provide 0.067 centers per 1,000 residents. This number of

facilities is more than twice the number provided by the

benchmarked agencies (0.031).

The most frequently mentioned types of dedicated spaces

in community/recreation facilities that benchmarking

agencies operate per 1,000 residents are: multipurpose

space for classes (0.073); number of lap lanes for

exercise swimming (0.058); meeting rooms (0.023); and

gymnasiums (0.021).

0.16

0.04

0.09

0.11

0.11

0.17

0.19

0.22

0.32

0.00 0.10 0.20 0.30 0.40

Benchmarking Average

Mecklenburg County Park &

Recreation Dept.

Metro Nashville Parks Department

Kansas City, Missouri Parks &

Recreation Dept.

City of Mesa Parks & Recreation

Virginia Beach Dept. of Parks &

Recreation

City of Sacramento Dept. of Parks &

Recreation

Phoenix Parks and Recreation Dept.

Raleigh Parks, Recreation and

Cultural Resources

0.12

0.07

0.08

0.1

0.11

0.11

0.12

0.14

0.23

0.00 0.05 0.10 0.15 0.20 0.25

Benchmarking Average

City of Sacramento Dept. of Parks &

Recreation

Virginia Beach Dept. of Parks &

Recreation

Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation

Dept.

City of Mesa Parks & Recreation

Phoenix Parks and Recreation Dept.

Kansas City, Missouri Parks &

Recreation

Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural

Resources

Metro Nashville Parks Department