Community & Program Survey Results
Overview of 2009 Needs Assessment
Last fall, the Woodridge Park District launched a comprehensive park and recreation needs assessment process. With the help of Leisure Vision, a recreational assessment consultant, the park district began the assessment process in September by facilitating public focus groups and community leader stakeholder interviews. These one-on-one and small group interviews helped the park district identify needs within the community to develop a comprehensive and interest recreation survey.
The needs assessment survey addressed household resident attitudes and opinions for a wide variety of issues impacting the successful delivery of parks and recreation services, such as usage and satisfaction with current parks, open space and facilities, customer service, marketing information; current activities and programming participation, etc. The survey was distributed by means of a random sampling equally distributed by mail throughout the community.
The Board of Park Commissioners will use the information from the focus groups, stakeholder interviews and needs assessment survey in developing long-range planning strategies and initiatives. These strategies and initiatives will be incorporated into the new 2010-2014 Comprehensive Financial and Capital Development Plan to be approved in fall 2010.
View YouTube Video of Needs Assessment Survey Results
View PDF of Needs Assessment Executive Summary
View PDF of Needs Assessment Survey Results
Download Focus Group Report