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Needs and Priorities Assessment

Community Meeting #4 Survey Results:

A. Most Important Facilities with Highest Unmet Needs

1. Greenway Trails

2. Tennis Courts

3. Dog Parks

4. Walking/ Running Tracks

5. Smaller Neighborhood Parks

6. Natural Parks and Preserves

7. Recreation Centers

8. Indoor Pools

B. Most Important Activities with Highest Unmet Needs

1. Nature

2. Tennis

3. Fitness and Wellness

4. Lake-Related Activities

5. Adventure Recreation

Community Meeting #3 Survey Results:

A. Most Important Facilities with Highest Unmet Needs

1. Greenway Trails

2. Smaller Neighborhood Parks

3. Indoor Pools

4. Playgrounds

5. Nature Centers

6. Natural Parks and Preserves

7. Community Gardens

8. Walking/ Running Tracks

9. Mountain Bike Trails

10. Picnic Areas/ Shelters

B. Most Important Activities with Highest Unmet Needs

1. Nature

2. Fitness and Wellness

3. Adventure Recreation

4. History and Museums

5. Visual Arts

6. Aquatics

7. Lake-Related Activities

8. Youth Summer Camp

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needs and priorities assessment

CommunityMeeting #4 – Lake Lynn Community Center

The last of four community meetings was held in the

northwest area of Raleigh at Lake Lynn Community

Center on January 17, 2013. Comments provided by

residents throughout the meeting included:

• Provide better transportation options for kids and

teens to access facilities

• Many tennis courts throughout city are in need of repair

• Participants request an indoor public tennis court

• Outside beltline (I-440) neighborhood parks are not

easily accessible by walking

• Better coordination and joint-use agreements needed

between schools and parks

• Request for better signage and wayfinding along

greenways to highlight connections and destinations

• Coordinate with other city departments regarding

how to accommodate growth

• As the city urbanizes, there will be an increased need

for urban parks

• Plan for an increase in retiree population in Raleigh

• Do not build any more wooden greenway trail

bridges and/or replace existing to provide smoother

running, walking and biking surface

Teen Workshop – Chavis Community Center

A teen workshop was held at the Chavis Community

Center on January 12, 2013. Over 60 teens attended the

workshop, which included a presentation of park trends,

voting exercises and a group park planning exercise.

Comments were provided by teens throughout the

meeting and included:

Lake Lynn Community Meeting