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Needs and Priorities Assessment

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needs and priorities assessment

biking clubs. Another growing area for active adults is

sports leagues for those aged 45+, 55+ and older.

Citizen Interest and Opinion Survey Results:

Based on

the Citizen Interest and Opinion Survey results, a list of

program priorities has been identified, see

Table 72

. The

following is a summary of key program areas and their

level of priority. The programs in the green category

are highest priority and should be a focus for the Parks,

Recreation and Cultural Resources Department while

programs highlighted in light blue are lowest priority

based on survey results.

An important note is that the Citizen Interest and

Opinion Survey revealed that 70% of respondents had

not participated in a recreation program offered by the

City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

Department in the past 12 months. Approximately 39%

of respondents that had participated have participated in

one program while 45% had participated in two to three

programs in the past 12 months. It would be beneficial

to track program retention for program areas in hopes of

increasing the number of programs that each household

participates in. Although 95% of households feel that

program quality is good or excellent, there is a significant

difference in repurchasing services between those who

Table 72.

City of Raleigh Park, Recreation and Cultural Resources Program Priorities

Households with a need

for various recreation

activities

Need Rank

Recreation activities

that are most important

to household

Most

Important

Rank

Combined

Priority

Rank

Highest Prority Programs

Fitness and Wellness

54%

1

35%

1

2

History and Museums

50%

2

28%

2

4

Nature

48%

3

26%

3

6

Aquatics

37%

4

22%

4

8

Family

33%

5

13%

6

11

Senior Adult

27%

6

15%

5

11

Performing Arts

27%

6

10%

8

14

Lake-related Activities

26%

7

11%

7

14

Priority Programs

Visual Arts

27%

6

8%

10

16

Youth Sports

23%

10

11%

7

17

Youth Summer Camp

21%

12

13%

6

18

Volunteer Opportunities

24%

9

8%

10

19

Tennis

23%

10

9%

9

19

Specialized Recreation

25%

8

4%

14

22

Social

22%

11

6%

12

23

Adult Sports

12%

16

10%

8

24

Lowest Priority Programs

Special Events

20%

13

6%

12

25

Adventure Recreation

19%

14

7%

11

25

Youth (K-5th Grade)

19%

14

6%

12

26

Teen (6th-12th Grade)

16%

15

6%

12

27

Before and After School Care

12%

16

5%

13

29

Pre-School

11%

17

4%

14

31

Track-Out

9%

18

3%

15

33

English as a Second Language

5%

19

2%

16

35

Other

2%

20

1%

17

37

* Table based on data from the Citizen Opinion and Interests Survey, 2013; Lowest Total Priority Rank number = higher priority