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Chapter Three

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needs and priorities assessment

Over 76% of respondents are very satisfied or somewhat

satisfied with the overall value their household receives

from the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation System.

Only 8.4% responded that they were dissatisfied with the

overall value.

Table 31.

Overall Satisfaction to Household

The benefits with the highest level of agreement (strongly

agree or agree) were ‘Improve physical health and fitness’

(96.6%) and ‘Make the City of Raleigh a more desirable

place to live’ (96.1%). The next highest ranked benefits

are ‘Improve mental health and reduce stress’ (90.2%) and

‘Preserve natural areas’ (89.2%).

Table 32.

Park and Recreation Benefits

Rate your satisfaction with the overall value your

household receives from the City of Raleigh Parks

and Recreation System.

34.2%

42.6%

12.3%

6.0%

2.4%

2.4%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%

Very Satisfied

Somewhat Satisfied

Neutral

Somewhat Dissatisfied

Very Dissatisfied

Do not know

Indicate your level of agreement with the benefit

provided by parks, trails and recreation facilities

and services by selecting the level of agreement.

68.2%

16.7%

70.8%

47.1%

37.5%

50.5%

18.5%

33.9%

24.9%

21.9%

28.4%

29.0%

25.3%

42.1%

40.7%

39.7%

42.0%

44.2%

47.7%

40.1%

2.7%

36.7%

2.7%

9.4%

17.6%

8.4%

31.6%

17.6%

22.7%

28.3%

11.4%

1.1%

1.1%

2.4%

0.8%

5.8%

2.7%

2.8%

7.4%

6.3%

1.9%

2.1%

1.6%

1.8%

2.2%

0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%

Improve physical health and

fitness

Help reduce crime

Make the City of Raleigh a

more desireable place to live

Preserve natural areas

Increase property values in

surrounding areas

Improve mental health and

reduce stress

Increase opportunities for

people of different cultures to

interact

Help attract new residents

and businesses

Protect historical attributes of

the City

Promote tourism to the City

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral

Disagree Not Sure