RPCA Wants to Hear from You­ -- Participate in the 2019 Needs Assessment

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RPCA Wants to Hear from You­  ̶  Participate in the 2019 Needs Assessment

For Immediate Release: August 2, 2019Map Pin

Every other year, the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities (RPCA) conducts a needs assessment to understand the community’s desires for its park, recreation, and arts facilities and programs. RPCA serves the community in order to build community connections, improve its well-being and invest in the environment. The information gathered through the needs assessment survey helps determine priorities, develop budgetary needs and improve services.

Get involved by completing the 2019 RPCA Needs Assessment Survey, providing location-specific feedback on a map, or asking questions about the project. In the mapping feature, drop a pin in the location of a park or recreation facility, then leave an idea, upload a photo, or tell us how you use facilities.  

The deadline to participate in the Needs Assessment Survey is September 15. The findings will be available online and presented to the Park and Recreation Commission in October.

In addition to the self-reporting online feedback platform, RPCA also worked with the National Research Center earlier this summer to conduct a statistically accurate survey with randomly selected households. This combination of collection mediums will ensure that the survey results are demographically representative while also receiving feedback from a larger number of respondents.

Visit alexandriava.gov/Recreation to learn more about the RPCA Needs Assessment and see previous results.

For additional information, contact Urban Planner Dana Wedeles at 703.746.5491 or by email at dana.wedeles@alexandriava.gov.

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact dana.wedeles@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.5494, Virginia Relay 711.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/110862.