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Chapter Three

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needs and priorities assessment

Over 96% of respondents had a positive or fair rating for

the overall quality of recreation programs with over 78%

stating an excellent or good rating. This reflects a positive

view by residents, visitors and workers of recreation

programs offered by the City of Raleigh.

Table 26.

Quality of Recreation Programs

Themost commonreasona respondent chose toparticipate

in a recreation program provided by the City of Raleigh

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department

was the affordable fee charged for the programs (41%),

followed by location of the program/facility (40%). The

least common reasons were quality of instructors (15%)

and friends participate in the program (22.9%).

Table 27.

Reason to Participate in Programs

Over 31% of respondents currently engage in cycling; 28%

play tennis; 23% play organized baseball/softball; and 18%

swim or dive with a league. Over 21% of respondents do

not engage in any recreation or team sports. The four

recreation/teamsportswith the lowest level of participation

include: cricket (0.4%); rugby (0.7%); lacrosse (1.1%); and

roller or field hockey (1.2%).

Table 28.

Top Recreation/ Team Sports Engagement

How would you rate the overall quality of the

recreation programs that you and members of your

household have participated in?

23.5%

55.3%

17.3%

2.6%

1.3%

0%

20%

40%

60%

Excellent

Good

Fair

Poor

Very Poor

Reasons why your household has participated inCity

of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

Department programs.

15.0%

40.5%

25.9%

25.9%

28.3%

22.9%

41.1%

34.8%

0%

25%

50%

Quality of instructors

Location of the program/facility

Quality of the program/facility

Dates the program is offered

Times the program is offered

Friends participate in the program

Affordable fees

None

What recreational/ team sports do you and/or your

household members currently engage in?

23.2%

16.2%

13.3%

0.4%

31.6%

14.5%

8.1%

9.3%

1.1%

1.9%

1.2%

0.7%

12.2%

15.9%

18.5%

28.9%

8.5%

11.1%

8.9%

21.6%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40%

Baseball / Softball

Basketball (casual)

Basketball (organized)

Cricket

Cycling

Disc Golf

Football (casual)

Football (organized)

Lacrosse (casual)

Lacrosse (organized)

Roller or Field Hockey

Rugby

Soccer (casual)

Soccer (organized)

Swim / Diving League

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball (casual)

Volleyball (organized)

None