Recreation Needs Assessment
The City of Boca Raton's Recreation Services Department launched a campaign at a public outreach meeting in 2019 to determine needs and priorities for the future of Boca Raton's parks, trails, beaches, libraries, recreation facilities, athletic fields, programs and services. The campaign, called Boca ReCreate, is funded by the City and the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District and includes processes such as a demographic and trend analysis, staffing and maintenance reviews and a community needs assessment survey. The campaign is set to conclude in Spring 2021.
"I'm excited for our community to work together to brainstorm new and innovative ideas that can be implemented in the next decade," explained Michael Kalvort, Recreation Services Director.
Phases of the Boca ReCreate campaign include:
- Meetings and surveys with residents, stakeholders and key community leaders to learn about their interests and suggestions
- A Visioning Workshop with 40 City and BPD team members, during which we discussed our needs as a department and how we will move forward to implement them
- A program evaluation, analyzing the scope of Recreation Services' offerings
- A benchmark analysis, where we compared our benchmarks with other agencies in Florida, and throughout the country
- A site inventory of our parks, facilities, and beaches, compiling our existing amenities
Results for future space, service and technology planning were presented to City Council in April 2021. CLICK HERE or the image below to view the presentation.
The public will also be able to follow along with the progress of the needs assessment with updates on the Boca ReCreate website.
If members of the public were unable to attend the initial meeting, the City and Beach and Park District encourage all residents of the City and the District to continue to provide ideas, suggestions and comments at the bottom of the Boca ReCreate website under "Your Comments."