Give your input to help make Parks and Recreation in Tempe more equitable, diverse, and inclusive!
Hello, and welcome to the open community survey for the Making Space: An Equity Study for Parks and Recreation!
In this survey, we are aiming to get to know you better, understand more about how you experience Tempe’s parks and recreation spaces today, and learn about your priorities for the future.
Participation Gift Card!
Participants can optionally provide their email address to be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card. This information will be stored separately from survey answers so the survey remains anonymous.
To learn more about the master plan development, the planning process, and additional opportunities to engage, visit the plan webpage at tempe.gov/MakingSpace
What do we mean by Parks and Recreation?
The City of Tempe parks and recreation system includes:
1) Parks and sports complexes with amenities and organized recreation (like fields and courts);
2) Recreation, Community, and Senior Centers with programs, lessons, and drop-in activities;
3) Trail systems, like Papago Preserve and Hayden Butte; and
4) Natural areas, community gardens, and the areas around Tempe Town Lake.
What is a Parks and Recreation Equity Study?
This study is a valuable tool for turning community vision into action. The Parks and Recreation Equity Plan that will result from this process will steer decisions in park programming and design, investments, policy, and more for decades to come.
The study outcomes will articulate a long-term vision for management of our recreation system and provides recommendations that integrate strategies to:
• Create equitable and inclusive public play and learning spaces;
• Encourage healthy lifestyles for all users;
• Address vulnerabilities to environmental conditions like extreme heat; and
• Prioritize resources for public places that contribute to the city’s welcoming sense of place.
We want to hear from you!
This survey is one of many opportunities to engage with the plan and contribute your ideas. We welcome your input and are excited to hear your thoughts.
This topic has 658 visitors and 447 responses: 110 registered responses and 337 unregistered responses.
That's 22.4 hours of public comment @ 3 minutes per response.