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1. For each activity listed below please check the box to indicate how much interest you and/or other members of your household have in the activity/program.
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Arts & Crafts29.1% (111)41.6% (159)29.3% (112)382
Performing Arts35.4% (134)41.7% (158)23.0% (87)379
Sports, Athletics & Aquatics70.4% (273)19.8% (77)9.8% (38)388
Environmental39.1% (148)42.0% (159)19.0% (72)379
Self Improvement27.7% (104)48.5% (182)23.7% (89)375
Social31.7% (121)46.9% (179)21.5% (82)382
Hobbies33.2% (124)48.9% (183)17.9% (67)374
Travel & Tourism35.7% (135)44.2% (167)20.1% (76)378
Special Events45.6% (173)46.2% (175)8.2% (31)379

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2. Please indicate how many times you and/or your family members visited the following Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Department facilities or participated in the following programs during the past 12 months? (Please check the box that indicates your frequency of participation.)
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Trails12.9% (45)12.9% (45)27.2% (95)10.9% (38)11.7% (41)24.4% (85)349
Municipal community centers43.6% (151)17.6% (61)25.4% (88)6.6% (23)4.0% (14)2.6% (9)346
Municipal athletic complexes44.3% (151)7.9% (27)19.4% (66)7.9% (27)9.1% (31)11.4% (39)341
Outdoor aquatic facilities29.2% (101)7.2% (25)20.5% (71)10.7% (37)13.9% (48)18.5% (64)346
Neighborhood parks (e.g., Dugan, Morningside)12.7% (44)6.9% (24)26.5% (92)13.5% (47)18.4% (64)21.9% (76)347
Regional parks (e.g., Sherman Park)10.6% (37)8.6% (30)35.3% (123)20.1% (70)11.8% (41)13.5% (47)348
Picnic shelters25.9% (89)23.3% (80)34.3% (118)10.2% (35)2.9% (10)3.5% (12)344
Municipal tennis courts72.2% (247)8.5% (29)7.9% (27)2.3% (8)5.8% (20)3.2% (11)342
Municipal golf courses57.8% (199)7.8% (27)14.8% (51)7.6% (26)5.8% (20)6.1% (21)344
All other facilities/programs32.3% (104)17.1% (55)35.7% (115)7.8% (25)2.2% (7)5.0% (16)322
Winter activities (e.g., skiing, tubing and skating)38.0% (130)17.0% (58)25.1% (86)7.6% (26)5.6% (19)6.7% (23)342
Other (please specify)
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3. Please indicate if the following are barriers to your family’s participation in programs & facilities. (Please indicate all that apply by checking “Yes” or “No”).
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Lack of child care17.9% (58)82.1% (266)324
Don’t know where to go26.6% (85)73.4% (235)320
I do not have the time39.6% (126)60.4% (192)318
Inconvenient timing of events40.4% (130)59.6% (192)322
Lack of appropriate staffing9.1% (29)90.9% (288)317
Too expensive22.9% (73)77.1% (246)319
Lack of information44.0% (142)56.0% (181)323
Lack of parking22.7% (73)77.3% (248)321
Not interested28.6% (91)71.4% (227)318
I can not get to the facilities6.6% (21)93.4% (296)317
The facilities are too crowded32.8% (104)67.2% (213)317
Unsafe facilities8.9% (28)91.1% (288)316
Competing activities44.8% (141)55.2% (174)315
Other (please specify)
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4. Please indicate below your best time for recreation during a typical week?
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 6 to 8 am8 to 10 am10 to noonNoon to 22 to 4 pm4 to 6 pm6 to 8 pm8 to 10 pm10 pm to 6 amRating
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Mon9.8% (30)6.9% (21)8.8% (27)8.2% (25)9.5% (29)32.0% (98)74.5% (228)25.5% (78)3.9% (12)306
Tue9.3% (28)7.0% (21)7.7% (23)8.0% (24)8.0% (24)32.0% (96)76.0% (228)25.3% (76)4.0% (12)300
Wed9.2% (27)5.8% (17)8.2% (24)8.2% (24)8.2% (24)33.7% (99)76.5% (225)26.2% (77)3.7% (11)294
Thur8.6% (26)6.3% (19)9.2% (28)8.2% (25)8.2% (25)33.2% (101)74.3% (226)25.3% (77)4.3% (13)304
Fri9.5% (29)7.6% (23)10.5% (32)9.5% (29)9.5% (29)34.9% (106)74.7% (227)30.6% (93)5.3% (16)304
Sat14.6% (45)42.7% (132)53.4% (165)53.1% (164)57.0% (176)55.0% (170)49.2% (152)28.5% (88)7.4% (23)309
Sun13.8% (42)28.9% (88)42.6% (130)52.5% (160)60.0% (183)53.8% (164)46.9% (143)23.3% (71)5.6% (17)305

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5. Please check how your family would prefer to be notified about Sioux Falls programs and activities?
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City Link - Channel 16 Access Channel28.2% (85)71.8% (216)301
City website76.1% (236)23.9% (74)310
Direct mailers to household65.8% (202)34.2% (105)307
Electronic reader boards39.1% (115)60.9% (179)294
E-mail80.4% (250)19.6% (61)311
Flyers at schools50.2% (151)49.8% (150)301
Flyers in public places59.1% (178)40.9% (123)301
Newspaper59.7% (181)40.3% (122)303
Social media such as Facebook and Twitter etc69.0% (209)31.0% (94)303
TV or radio76.8% (238)23.2% (72)310
Word of mouth60.1% (178)39.9% (118)296
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6. Please indicate whether the following additional facilities and programs are needed for the adults and children in your family.
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Adult education41.7% (115)58.3% (161)276
Arboretum and flower gardens49.5% (138)50.5% (141)279
Arts and crafts programs46.7% (129)53.3% (147)276
Arts and crafts rooms33.2% (91)66.8% (183)274
Baseball fields29.3% (80)70.7% (193)273
Improve River Greenway64.9% (183)35.1% (99)282
Bike trails80.3% (233)19.7% (57)290
BMX Track14.4% (39)85.6% (231)270
Canoeing/Kayaking58.7% (166)41.3% (117)283
Cardio Equipment39.1% (106)60.9% (165)271
Concerts in parks73.9% (210)26.1% (74)284
Connected trails84.0% (241)16.0% (46)287
Cricket7.1% (19)92.9% (249)268
Dance studio26.8% (74)73.2% (202)276
Dining along the river68.9% (193)31.1% (87)280
Disc Golf38.9% (105)61.1% (165)270
Dog Parks48.6% (135)51.4% (143)278
Educational and instructional programs62.6% (171)37.4% (102)273
Equestrian trails18.9% (51)81.1% (219)270
Fishing52.2% (145)47.8% (133)278
Gardening50.5% (140)49.5% (137)277
Go-cart track34.8% (95)65.2% (178)273
Handball13.9% (37)86.1% (230)267
Holiday lighting62.1% (172)37.9% (105)277
Indoor aerobics facilities43.2% (118)56.8% (155)273
Indoor aquatic center71.0% (201)29.0% (82)283
Indoor batting cages32.6% (88)67.4% (182)270
Indoor hot tubs34.4% (94)65.6% (179)273
Indoor ice skating opportunities60.1% (166)39.9% (110)276
Indoor lazy rivers47.3% (131)52.7% (146)277
Indoor performing arts area53.9% (146)46.1% (125)271
Indoor playgrounds58.2% (163)41.8% (117)280
Indoor rollerblading areas30.1% (82)69.9% (190)272
Indoor running track50.4% (141)49.6% (139)280
Indoor soccer33.1% (90)66.9% (182)272
Indoor tennis courts28.5% (76)71.5% (191)267
Indoor water aerobics/fitness58.6% (164)41.4% (116)280
Indoor water slides53.6% (148)46.4% (128)276
Indoor wave pool48.9% (136)51.1% (142)278
Indoor zero depth pool48.7% (136)51.3% (143)279
Lap swimming56.5% (157)43.5% (121)278
Large gym for multi-purpose sports51.5% (138)48.5% (130)268
Multi-use indoor recreation center72.2% (200)27.8% (77)277
Natural Areas74.5% (205)25.5% (70)275
Ongoing land acquisition54.6% (149)45.4% (124)273
Outdoor aquatic facility50.6% (136)49.4% (133)269
Outdoor ice hockey facilities28.6% (76)71.4% (190)266
Paddle boating52.7% (146)47.3% (131)277
Poolside landscaping32.0% (86)68.0% (183)269
Preschool programs35.9% (97)64.1% (173)270
Programs for special needs populations27.0% (72)73.0% (195)267
Racquetball/Handball courts21.7% (58)78.3% (209)267
Rugby facilities13.3% (35)86.7% (228)263
Seasonal festivals in parks75.9% (211)24.1% (67)278
Senior programs31.3% (84)68.7% (184)268
Skateboard areas15.6% (41)84.4% (222)263
Special events60.2% (162)39.8% (107)269
Synchronized swimming15.5% (41)84.5% (224)265
Teen center38.4% (104)61.6% (167)271
Theater and drama47.6% (131)52.4% (144)275
Trips and tours46.5% (125)53.5% (144)269
Visual art in parks55.2% (148)44.8% (120)268
Walking trails84.1% (238)15.9% (45)283
Weight training room31.3% (84)68.7% (184)268
Winter activities74.7% (207)25.3% (70)277
Other (please specify)
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7. Please indicate your level of agreement about using the following means to pay for facilities and programs.
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Bonds issue to be paid by voter approved property taxes16.8% (48)38.8% (111)16.4% (47)17.1% (49)10.8% (31)286
Existing sales tax revenues34.5% (99)49.5% (142)7.0% (20)2.8% (8)6.3% (18)287
Corporate sponsorship and donations61.2% (178)33.7% (98)1.4% (4)1.4% (4)2.4% (7)291
Grants from state, federal, & private sources59.3% (172)34.8% (101)0.7% (2)2.4% (7)2.8% (8)290
Enterprise Operations (i.e. concession stands, gift shops, golf courses, etc.)51.2% (146)39.6% (113)3.2% (9)2.1% (6)3.9% (11)285
Private individual donations59.0% (170)36.5% (105)1.7% (5)0.0% (0)2.8% (8)288
Program user fees for recreation programs31.0% (89)44.3% (127)11.5% (33)8.4% (24)4.9% (14)287
Existing property tax revenues31.5% (90)45.1% (129)10.1% (29)6.3% (18)7.0% (20)286
Impact / Development Fees18.0% (51)38.9% (110)14.5% (41)7.8% (22)20.8% (59)283
Other (please specify)
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8. The SFPR would like to obtain your personal opinions about a variety of issues.
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I believe the facilities maintained by the SFPR are safe36.5% (101)56.0% (155)4.7% (13)1.1% (3)1.8% (5)277
In general, the facilities that I have visited satisfy my needs26.4% (73)57.6% (159)10.5% (29)4.0% (11)1.4% (4)276
The SFPR is responsive to community recreation needs19.7% (54)47.8% (131)13.9% (38)5.8% (16)12.8% (35)274
The park facilities I visit are clean and well maintained29.3% (81)62.0% (171)7.6% (21)1.1% (3)0.0% (0)276
The trails I visit are clean and well maintained30.0% (82)56.8% (155)6.2% (17)2.6% (7)4.4% (12)273
The SFPR's staff is courteous and helpful30.2% (83)46.2% (127)5.5% (15)1.5% (4)16.7% (46)275
I prefer to organize my own recreation as opposed to the SFPR providing it for me7.0% (19)36.3% (98)34.8% (94)5.6% (15)16.3% (44)270
I am aware of the recreation programs and activities the SFPR offers11.8% (32)63.6% (173)17.6% (48)2.2% (6)4.8% (13)272
I believe Sioux Falls should have more natural areas within parks24.2% (65)38.7% (104)22.7% (61)4.1% (11)10.4% (28)269
There is a need for more activities for people with disabilities7.9% (21)24.9% (66)18.5% (49)5.3% (14)43.4% (115)265
The SFPR should increase the amount of security lights at its parks12.8% (34)30.1% (80)28.9% (77)4.5% (12)23.7% (63)266
The SFPR needs to have more collaborative recreation programs with other agencies14.2% (38)38.6% (103)15.4% (41)3.0% (8)28.8% (77)267
SFPR provides adequate recreation activities for youth (ages 2 – 15)10.2% (27)44.5% (118)19.2% (51)5.3% (14)20.8% (55)265
SFPR provides adequate recreation activities for adults (ages 16 to 54)6.1% (16)38.0% (100)24.3% (64)7.2% (19)24.3% (64)263
SFPR provides adequate recreation activities for seniors (ages 55 and better)5.7% (15)24.1% (63)15.3% (40)5.0% (13)49.8% (130)261
The existence of well-maintained parks adds to the general quality of life66.3% (179)30.7% (83)2.6% (7)0.4% (1)0.0% (0)270
The SFPR should provide more activities where the whole family can participate28.4% (76)43.3% (116)12.3% (33)2.6% (7)13.4% (36)268
I am satisfied with the recreation opportunities I receive for my tax dollars13.9% (37)52.6% (140)23.3% (62)6.4% (17)3.8% (10)266
I am willing to pay reasonable users fees for new recreation opportunities24.2% (65)55.4% (149)13.0% (35)5.9% (16)1.5% (4)269
I have access to parks within walking distance from my home25.8% (70)41.3% (112)14.8% (40)15.1% (41)3.0% (8)271
I am satisfied with the playground equipment available in the parks21.3% (57)50.0% (134)14.6% (39)4.5% (12)9.7% (26)268
I go to parks to enjoy nature31.2% (84)50.6% (136)14.5% (39)3.0% (8)0.7% (2)269
The SFPR provides adequate indoor recreation5.9% (16)16.0% (43)33.5% (90)28.6% (77)16.0% (43)269
The SFPR should build more paved trails34.0% (91)33.6% (90)16.4% (44)4.9% (13)11.2% (30)268
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9. What is your gender?
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Male
44.6%125
Female
55.4%155

10. What is your age?
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18-24
5.0%14
25-34
36.9%103
35-44
27.6%77
45-54
20.4%57
55-64
9.3%26
65-69
0.4%1
70-74 0.0%0
Over 75
0.4%1

11. How many adults, including yourself, age 19 and above, currently live in your household?
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11.9%33
2
73.7%205
3
9.7%27
4
2.5%7
5
2.2%6
6 or more 0.0%0

12. What is your ethnicity?
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Caucasian of American Origin
98.2%270
Hispanic
0.4%1
Asian-American
0.7%2
African-American
0.4%1
Native American
0.4%1
Other (please specify)
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13. How many children in your household are:
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0123456 or moreResponse
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Under age five56.9% (123)25.9% (56)14.4% (31)2.8% (6)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)216
Ages 5 to 1056.4% (119)28.9% (61)12.8% (27)1.9% (4)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)211
Ages 11 to 1862.8% (123)18.9% (37)13.8% (27)3.6% (7)0.5% (1)0.0% (0)0.5% (1)196

14. Do you own a home in Sioux Falls?
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Yes
79.1%219
No
20.9%58

15. How many years have you lived in Sioux Falls?
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0-5 years
16.8%46
6-10 years
18.6%51
11-15 years
15.7%43
Over 16 years
48.9%134

16. Please indicate your area of residence (based on zip code):
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57107 or 57104
13.9%37
57110 or 57103
30.8%82
57105 or 57106
39.8%106
57108
15.4%41
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17. Is there a person with a disability in your home?
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7.7%21
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18. Please add any other comments you might have:
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