Residents encouraged to take survey on recreation and parks


HEMET – Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District has commissioned a community survey to help update and shape the master plan that will be used to guide their planning, facility development, programs and services for the next five to 20 years. Community input is an important part of this process, according to the district, and helps them to tailor their plans to reflect the community’s desires and needs.

A random sampling of residents has been invited to take a survey, and these responses will provide statistically valid results. In addition, the district invites all residents to provide feedback and input through an open-link survey that can be completed at

The results of this survey will provide critical information in determining community values, satisfaction levels, needs and priorities and demographics for the district’s long-term planning efforts. Questions will be asked about what types of improvements residents want at their parks and recreation system and where priorities should be placed.

This project is led by GreenPlay LLC with survey and data work done by RRC Associates. A total of 4,200 households in the Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District have been mailed a survey, and responses from these residents will comprise the statistically valid sample. The open-link survey will give all residents an opportunity to provide feedback, and their responses will be included in the final analysis. While open-link results will be kept separate from the statistically valid responses, these responses will still provide valuable feedback for the district.

Submitted by Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District.