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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 & Crafts29.2% (111)41.8% (159)28.9% (110)380
Performing Arts35.3% (133)41.9% (158)22.8% (86)377
Sports, Athletics & Aquatics70.2% (271)19.9% (77)9.8% (38)386
Environmental39.3% (148)41.6% (157)19.1% (72)377
Self Improvement27.6% (103)48.8% (182)23.6% (88)373
Social31.6% (120)46.8% (178)21.6% (82)380
Hobbies33.1% (123)49.2% (183)17.7% (66)372
Travel & Tourism35.6% (134)44.1% (166)20.2% (76)376
Special Events45.9% (173)46.2% (174)8.0% (30)377

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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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Trails13.0% (45)13.0% (45)27.4% (95)11.0% (38)11.8% (41)23.9% (83)347
Municipal community centers43.6% (150)17.4% (60)25.6% (88)6.7% (23)4.1% (14)2.6% (9)344
Municipal athletic complexes44.0% (149)8.0% (27)19.5% (66)8.0% (27)9.1% (31)11.5% (39)339
Outdoor aquatic facilities29.1% (100)7.0% (24)20.6% (71)10.8% (37)14.0% (48)18.6% (64)344
Neighborhood parks (e.g., Dugan, Morningside)12.8% (44)7.0% (24)26.7% (92)13.6% (47)18.3% (63)21.7% (75)345
Regional parks (e.g., Sherman Park)10.7% (37)8.7% (30)35.5% (123)19.7% (68)11.8% (41)13.6% (47)346
Picnic shelters25.7% (88)23.1% (79)34.5% (118)10.2% (35)2.9% (10)3.5% (12)342
Municipal tennis courts72.1% (245)8.5% (29)7.9% (27)2.4% (8)5.9% (20)3.2% (11)340
Municipal golf courses57.6% (197)7.9% (27)14.9% (51)7.6% (26)5.8% (20)6.1% (21)342
All other facilities/programs32.2% (103)17.2% (55)35.6% (114)7.8% (25)2.2% (7)5.0% (16)320
Winter activities (e.g., skiing, tubing and skating)37.9% (129)16.8% (57)25.3% (86)7.6% (26)5.6% (19)6.8% (23)340
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 care18.0% (58)82.0% (264)322
Don’t know where to go26.4% (84)73.6% (234)318
I do not have the time39.6% (125)60.4% (191)316
Inconvenient timing of events40.3% (129)59.7% (191)320
Lack of appropriate staffing9.2% (29)90.8% (286)315
Too expensive23.0% (73)77.0% (244)317
Lack of information43.9% (141)56.1% (180)321
Lack of parking22.9% (73)77.1% (246)319
Not interested28.2% (89)71.8% (227)316
I can not get to the facilities6.7% (21)93.3% (294)315
The facilities are too crowded33.0% (104)67.0% (211)315
Unsafe facilities8.9% (28)91.1% (286)314
Competing activities45.0% (141)55.0% (172)313
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)8.9% (27)8.2% (25)9.5% (29)31.8% (97)74.4% (227)25.2% (77)3.9% (12)305
Tue9.4% (28)7.0% (21)7.7% (23)8.0% (24)8.0% (24)31.8% (95)75.9% (227)25.1% (75)4.0% (12)299
Wed9.2% (27)5.8% (17)8.2% (24)8.2% (24)8.2% (24)33.4% (98)76.5% (224)25.9% (76)3.8% (11)293
Thur8.6% (26)6.3% (19)9.2% (28)8.3% (25)8.3% (25)33.0% (100)74.3% (225)25.1% (76)4.3% (13)303
Fri9.6% (29)7.6% (23)10.6% (32)9.6% (29)9.6% (29)34.7% (105)74.6% (226)30.4% (92)5.3% (16)303
Sat14.6% (45)42.9% (132)53.2% (164)52.9% (163)56.8% (175)54.9% (169)49.0% (151)28.2% (87)7.5% (23)308
Sun13.8% (42)28.9% (88)42.4% (129)52.3% (159)59.9% (182)53.6% (163)46.7% (142)23.0% (70)5.6% (17)304

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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 Channel28.4% (85)71.6% (214)299
City website76.3% (235)23.7% (73)308
Direct mailers to household65.9% (201)34.1% (104)305
Electronic reader boards39.4% (115)60.6% (177)292
E-mail80.6% (249)19.4% (60)309
Flyers at schools50.2% (150)49.8% (149)299
Flyers in public places58.9% (176)41.1% (123)299
Newspaper59.5% (179)40.5% (122)301
Social media such as Facebook and Twitter etc68.8% (207)31.2% (94)301
TV or radio76.9% (237)23.1% (71)308
Word of mouth59.9% (176)40.1% (118)294
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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 education41.8% (115)58.2% (160)275
Arboretum and flower gardens49.6% (138)50.4% (140)278
Arts and crafts programs46.9% (129)53.1% (146)275
Arts and crafts rooms33.3% (91)66.7% (182)273
Baseball fields29.4% (80)70.6% (192)272
Improve River Greenway64.8% (182)35.2% (99)281
Bike trails80.3% (232)19.7% (57)289
BMX Track14.5% (39)85.5% (230)269
Canoeing/Kayaking58.5% (165)41.5% (117)282
Cardio Equipment38.9% (105)61.1% (165)270
Concerts in parks73.9% (209)26.1% (74)283
Connected trails83.9% (240)16.1% (46)286
Cricket7.1% (19)92.9% (248)267
Dance studio26.9% (74)73.1% (201)275
Dining along the river68.8% (192)31.2% (87)279
Disc Golf38.7% (104)61.3% (165)269
Dog Parks48.4% (134)51.6% (143)277
Educational and instructional programs62.9% (171)37.1% (101)272
Equestrian trails19.0% (51)81.0% (218)269
Fishing52.3% (145)47.7% (132)277
Gardening50.7% (140)49.3% (136)276
Go-cart track34.9% (95)65.1% (177)272
Handball13.9% (37)86.1% (229)266
Holiday lighting62.3% (172)37.7% (104)276
Indoor aerobics facilities43.4% (118)56.6% (154)272
Indoor aquatic center71.3% (201)28.7% (81)282
Indoor batting cages32.7% (88)67.3% (181)269
Indoor hot tubs34.6% (94)65.4% (178)272
Indoor ice skating opportunities60.4% (166)39.6% (109)275
Indoor lazy rivers47.5% (131)52.5% (145)276
Indoor performing arts area53.7% (145)46.3% (125)270
Indoor playgrounds58.4% (163)41.6% (116)279
Indoor rollerblading areas30.3% (82)69.7% (189)271
Indoor running track50.2% (140)49.8% (139)279
Indoor soccer33.2% (90)66.8% (181)271
Indoor tennis courts28.6% (76)71.4% (190)266
Indoor water aerobics/fitness58.8% (164)41.2% (115)279
Indoor water slides53.8% (148)46.2% (127)275
Indoor wave pool49.1% (136)50.9% (141)277
Indoor zero depth pool48.9% (136)51.1% (142)278
Lap swimming56.7% (157)43.3% (120)277
Large gym for multi-purpose sports51.7% (138)48.3% (129)267
Multi-use indoor recreation center72.5% (200)27.5% (76)276
Natural Areas74.8% (205)25.2% (69)274
Ongoing land acquisition54.8% (149)45.2% (123)272
Outdoor aquatic facility50.7% (136)49.3% (132)268
Outdoor ice hockey facilities28.7% (76)71.3% (189)265
Paddle boating52.9% (146)47.1% (130)276
Poolside landscaping32.1% (86)67.9% (182)268
Preschool programs35.7% (96)64.3% (173)269
Programs for special needs populations26.7% (71)73.3% (195)266
Racquetball/Handball courts21.8% (58)78.2% (208)266
Rugby facilities13.4% (35)86.6% (227)262
Seasonal festivals in parks75.8% (210)24.2% (67)277
Senior programs31.5% (84)68.5% (183)267
Skateboard areas15.6% (41)84.4% (221)262
Special events60.4% (162)39.6% (106)268
Synchronized swimming15.5% (41)84.5% (223)264
Teen center38.5% (104)61.5% (166)270
Theater and drama47.4% (130)52.6% (144)274
Trips and tours46.6% (125)53.4% (143)268
Visual art in parks55.4% (148)44.6% (119)267
Walking trails84.0% (237)16.0% (45)282
Weight training room31.5% (84)68.5% (183)267
Winter activities74.6% (206)25.4% (70)276
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
44.8%125
Female
55.2%154

10. What is your age?
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18-24
5.0%14
25-34
36.7%102
35-44
27.7%77
45-54
20.5%57
55-64
9.4%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
73.6%204
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%269
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 five56.7% (122)26.0% (56)14.4% (31)2.8% (6)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)215
Ages 5 to 1056.2% (118)29.0% (61)12.9% (27)1.9% (4)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)210
Ages 11 to 1862.6% (122)19.0% (37)13.8% (27)3.6% (7)0.5% (1)0.0% (0)0.5% (1)195

14. Do you own a home in Sioux Falls?
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Yes
79.0%218
No
21.0%58

15. How many years have you lived in Sioux Falls?
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0-5 years
16.5%45
6-10 years
18.7%51
11-15 years
15.8%43
Over 16 years
49.1%134

16. Please indicate your area of residence (based on zip code):
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57107 or 57104
14.0%37
57110 or 57103
30.9%82
57105 or 57106
39.6%105
57108
15.5%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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