In early 2016, the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) released its annual Engagement Survey. Their survey aims to better understand Americans’ use of local park and recreation facilities and their willingness to fund those resources.
After reviewing the survey, the information presented was invaluable to our Department. However, its broad national focus on all Parks and Recreation facilities limited what the City of Manassas Park Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) could do with the data. The Marketing Division was tasked with creating a similar survey that could better serve the Department.
This is the first year we are conducting a survey to collect and analyze this information, but the goal is to repeat the survey year after year to be aware of trends, to continue to make informed decisions, and to provide our patrons with another opportunity for feedback.