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Borough of West Chester Recreation Center Feasibility Study. Phase One Report. Needs Assessment. Steering Committee Survey Leisure Vision conducted the survey in the fall of 2008 Surveys were mailed randomly to 1,500 households in the borough

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needs assessment
Needs Assessment
  • Steering Committee
  • Survey
    • Leisure Vision conducted the survey in the fall of 2008
    • Surveys were mailed randomly to 1,500 households in the borough
    • 304 surveys were returned. 95% level of confidence with a precision of at least +/-5.6%
cross tab data
Cross Tab Data
  • The one consistent perceived need was an indoor pool.
  • The primary reason, across all categories, that people would use a center is for fitness.
  • Cross tab groups with the highest support for developing an indoor recreation center
    • Current users of recreation facilities
    • Households with children
    • High income households
  • Cross tab groups with the lowest support
    • Seniors
    • Lower income households
    • Long time residents
summary
Summary
  • There is reasonably strong use of existing recreation facilities.
  • 57% of respondents indicated existing facilities only meet some of their needs
  • Recreation features that are most needed
    • Indoor pool
    • Space for teens
    • Aerobic/Fitness space
    • Weight/Cardio area
    • Gym
    • Indoor track
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Summary
  • Activities that respondents would use the center for
    • Fitness/exercise
    • Recreation/instructional swimming
    • Instructional classes
  • A site downtown is desired
  • Most would walk to the center
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Summary
  • There is a willingness to pay fees for the center
  • The center should be close to operational self sufficiency
  • The center would receive strong use
  • Low level of support for a property tax increase for a center
  • The overall response to the concept of developing a community recreation center is fair but funding will be a challenge
next steps
Next Steps
  • Phase One is complete
  • Determine the willingness to continue with Phase Two of the feasibility study