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Needs and Priorities Assessment

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needs and priorities assessment

Priority Questions:

The highest level of priority by respondents was for

‘more emphasis on the development of greenways trails

and connections close to my home,’ while the second

highest level of emphasis was for ‘equal emphasis on the

development of small and large parks.’ The lowest level of

priority was for ‘more emphasis on the development of

larger drive to parks.’

Table 33.

Park and Greenway Development Priorities

The action respondents selected as the most willing action

they would take to improve the parks and recreation

system is ‘Maintain existing parks, recreation facilities

and fields.’ The second most selected action was ‘Develop

new greenways and connect existing trails.’ The action

respondents are least willing to take was ‘Purchase land

for development of sports fields’ and ‘Purchase land to

preserve historic sites.’

Table 34.

Action Priorities

Indicate the priorities that best describe the emphasis

that should be placed on the development of parks

and greenway facilities.

15.2%

9.3%

33.6%

41.9%

26.9%

15.6%

29.2%

28.4%

35.7%

24.7%

27.9%

11.7%

22.4%

50.0%

10.1%

17.5%

0% 25% 50% 75% 100%

Should place more emphasis

on the development of

smaller walk to park.

Should place more emphasis

on the development of larger

drive to parks.

Should place equal emphasis

on the development of small

and large parks.

Should place more emphasis

on the development of

greenways trails and

connections closer to my…

1st Priority 2nd Priority 3rd Priority 4th Priority

Indicate which actions you would be most willing to

fund with your city tax dollars.

20%

3%

15%

3%

21%

7%

5%

21%

5%

0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25%

Purchase land to

preserve open space and

natural areas

Purchase land to

preserve historic sites

Purchase land for

development sports

fields

Purchase land for

developing recreation

facilities

Maintain existing parks,

recreation facilities and

fields

Maintain existing

greenway trails, bridges

and boardwalks

Develop new parks

Develop new greenways

and connect existing

trails

Develop new recreation

centers