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Community recreation survey underway

October 17, 2018

Bend Park and Recreation District is seeking to better understand residents’ desires for organized recreation programs and services.  The community wide survey will help the District to align recreation programs and services with the community’s priorities.

A statistically valid survey is being distributed to 5,000 household mailboxes beginning this week. Questions will be asked about what types of recreation programs and services residents currently utilize and want for their household and for the broader community and where priorities should be placed.

“The results of this survey will provide critical information in determining community values, satisfaction levels, needs and priorities, to help guide the District’s long-term recreation planning efforts,” said Matt Mercer, recreation services director.

BPRD’s last community recreation survey was in 2011. Since that time, two new recreation facilities have been added to the District offerings – The Pavilion and the Art Station. With more than 1,000 recreation programs offered, the breadth of choices has grown steadily over the past decade.

“We encourage anyone who receives the mail survey to fill it out and provide us with their valuable insights, so we can do even better in the future,” added Mercer.

In addition, the District invites all residents to provide feedback and input through an open-link online survey that will be available later this month. The online survey will give all residents an opportunity to provide feedback, and their responses will be included in the final report to be completed by the end of the year.

For more information visit https://www.bendparksandrec.org/recsurvey.