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Chapter Three

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needs and priorities assessment

Respondents chose to allocate the highest amount of

funding to ‘Improvements/ maintenance of existing parks

and greenways’ ($18.98). Maintaining and developing

youth and adult sports fields received the second highest

allocation at $17.16. The lowest amounts allocated were

for ‘Development of new outdoor areas’ ($9.57) and

‘Acquisition of nature preserves’ ($11.79).

Table 35.

Funding Allocation

Communication Question:

Most respondents learn about City of Raleigh Parks and

Department programs and activities by the Department’s

website (74%); from friends and neighbors (54%); and the

Department’s Parks/ Recreation Leisure Ledger (51%).

The means that is least used by respondents were magazine

advertisements (2%); school flyers/ newsletters (5%) and

television (10%).

Table 36.

Communications

If an additional $100 were available for Parks and

Recreation facilities in the City of Raleigh, how

would you allocate the funds amount?

$14.31

$11.79

$18.98

$15.06

$17.16

$13.12

$9.57

$0

$10

$20

$30

Acquisition of new parkland and

greenways

Acquisition of nature preserves

Improvements/ Maintenance of

existing parks and greenways

Development of trails and

greenways

Maintaining and developing

youth and adult sports fields

Development of new recreation

facilities

Development of new outdoor

areas

ALL the ways you learn about City of Raleigh Parks,

Recreation and Cultural Resources Department

programs and activities.

51.6%

74.2%

34.2%

11.0%

10.5%

36.5%

54.7%

5.6%

16.8%

2.7%

18.2%

13.5%

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

Leisure Ledger

Dept. website

Newspaper articles

Radio

Television

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mail blasts

From friends and neighbors

School flyers/newsletters

Conversations with Staff

Magazine advertisements

Social Media

Flyers in mail