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.
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%).
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%).
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?
Reasons why your household has participated inCity
of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
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
What recreational/ team sports do you and/or your
household members currently engage in?
0% 10% 20% 30% 40%
Baseball / Softball
Roller or Field Hockey
Swim / Diving League
Track and Field