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Naperville Park District receives results of 2012 Community Survey


Survey results now available on www.napervilleparks.org

The Naperville Park District Board of Park Commissioners met on June 27 to hear and discuss the results of the most recent Community Survey.

Jeff Andreasen, Vice President of Richard Day Research, Inc. presented the findings of the telephone survey that his firm conducted on behalf of the Park District in May 2012. Professional telephone interviewers spoke with 502 heads of households randomly selected from all geographic areas of Naperville.

The news from the survey was very good for the Naperville Park District.

According to the executive summary, “Residents have an even higher opinion of the NPD and its parks, programs and facilities than they did three years ago. Naperville residents are almost universally aware of NPD (98% familiar), and hold the district in very high esteem (8.2 on a 0-10 scale, higher than any other public agency tested.)”

Once again, residents ranked trails as the most used and desired recreational amenity, followed closely by nature areas and picnic facilities.

“We’re very pleased with regard to the results of our most recent community survey,” said Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s always a good feeling to have the work you do validated by those you serve.”“Resident feedback always will be an essential element as we continue to move the District forward.”

The entire report of the 2012 Community Survey can be viewed at www.napervilleparks.org under About Us.

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Naperville Park District
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Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.