The purpose of this community study was to obtain input from Des Plaines Park District residents on: 1) use of parks, facilities, and programs; 2) opinions regarding operations (e.g., staffing, facilities/parks condition/upkeep, programs); 3) understanding reasons for not using parks, facilities, and programs/events; 4) assess resident opinions of priorities for capital improvement projects; and 5) evaluate programs (e.g., dance, fitness, sport, youth, camps, active adults, and special events).
The University of Illinois Office of Recreation and Park Resources and Des Plaines Park Board of Commissioners and Staff developed the survey collaboratively. A total of 627 surveys were completed for a 12% response rate.
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Community Needs Assessment: Final Report
Appendix A: Open Ended Feedback
Appendix B: Resident Survey
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