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Needs and Priorities Assessment

Table 63. Average Number of Indoor Recreation Facilities

Owned by Benchmark Agencies (per 1,000 residents)

Table 64. Approximate Square Footage of Building Area

in Operation (per 1,000 residents)

Table 65. NRPA Agency Accreditation

1,312

26

334

371

737

996

1,326

3,306

3,399

0

900 1,800 2,700 3,600

Benchmarking Average

Mecklenburg County Park &

Recreation Dept.

Phoenix Parks and Recreation

Dept.

City of Mesa Parks & Recreation

City of Sacramento Dept. of Parks

& Recreation

Virginia Beach Dept. of Parks &

Recreation

Kansas City, Missouri Parks &

Recreation

Raleigh Parks, Recreation and

Cultural Resources

Metro Nashville Parks Department

YES

71%

NO

29%

0.031

0.02

0.014

0.012

0.011

0.006

0.006

0.004

0.003

0.002

0.002

0.001

0.001

0.001

0

0

Community and Recreation…

Indoor Basketball Courts

Indoor Tennis Center

Exercise/ Workshop Spaces

Soccer Complexes

Indoor Tracks

Museums/ Historic Facilities

Nature/ Environmental Center

Theaters

Senior Centers (Stand alone)

Indoor Aquatic Centers

Ice-Rinks

Arts Centers

Teen Centers (Stand alone)

Equestrian Centers

Warm/ Therapy Pools

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needs and priorities assessment

The largest indoor recreation center operated by the

average benchmarking agency has more square feet per

1,000 residents (122.4 square feet) than the largest indoor

recreation center operated by the City of Raleigh (62.2

square feet). Though the City of Raleigh may have smaller

indoor recreation centers, the city does operate twice

the average number, which may provide better access to

citizens.

In the largest indoor recreation center operated by the

average benchmarking agency, more square feet per

1,000 residents are devoted to cardiovascular equipment/

strength training (5.11) than the largest indoor recreation

center operated by the City of Raleigh (2.11).

The City of Raleigh operates more square feet of building

area per 1,000 residents (3,306) than the average

benchmarking agency (1,312). The city also maintains

more square feet of building area per 1,000 residents

(3,306) than the average benchmarking agency (1,308).

See

Table 64

.

In total, the Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural

Resources Department operates 1.2 million square feet

of park facilities and maintains an additional 1.1 million

square feet of civic facilities such as fire stations, police

stations, public works facilities and solid waste facilities.

Administrative Information:

Fifty percent (50%) of agencies in the study indicated

that their level of service standard is developed based on

comparisons to other similar agencies, and 38% indicated

their level of service standard is developed based on their

unique community needs.

Of the agencies that participated in the benchmarking

study, 62% are Gold Medal Winners; 13% are a Gold

Medal Finalist; 13% are a Gold Medal Applicant; and

13% have not participated in the National Recreation and

Park Association (NRPA) Gold Medal Awards Program.

Seventy-one (71%) of agencies that participated in the

benchmarking study have NRPA agency accreditation

(

Table 65

)