Residents are encouraged to complete a survey about the recreation center and future programs

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The Alachua County Department of Parks and Recreation develops management plans for the parks and recreation master planning process. Community input is an important part of this process to better understand county resident programs and facility usage. Community feedback will be used to help guide decisions.

A random sample of residents has been asked to participate in a survey, and these responses will provide statistically valid results. Additionally, the Parks and Recreation Department invites all residents to provide feedback and feedback through an open-linked survey.

“Alachua County Parks and Open Space is thrilled to provide this opportunity to hear from our communities during this process,” said Alachua County Parks and Open Spaces Manager Jason Maurer. “The citizens of Alachua County will have a direct impact on the future growth and development of our parks.”

The results of this survey will create a priority plan of where the county can improve, how to grow responsibly, and what recreational programs and opportunities the community would like to see in county parks. Questions will be asked about the types of improvements residents would like to see and where priorities should be placed.

GAI Consultants is leading this project with survey and data work done by RRC Associates. A total of 4,000 households in the county received an invitation by mail, and the responses from these residents will constitute the statistically valid sample. The open-link survey gives all residents the opportunity to provide feedback, and their responses will be included in the final analysis. Although open link results are separated from statistically valid responses, these responses will nonetheless provide valuable feedback to the department.

For more information, call the Alachua County Parks and Recreation Department at 352-213-4796.

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