Sparwood recreation survey results

The District of Sparwood recently conducted a survey amongst residents to help determine what recreational services are most wanted.

  • Feb. 6, 2016 5:00 p.m.

The District of Sparwood recently conducted a survey amongst residents to help determine what amenities are priorities with respect to replacing the Sparwood Heights tennis courts.

The tennis courts were removed earlier this year after a developer purchased the lot they were on.

Fifty-nine residents participated in the survey, which was active for a three-week period.

The 12-question survey featured questions about what residents would most like to see replace the tennis courts. The most favourable options are to increase the hiking and mountain bike trails, a multi-use sports surface, and a basketball court.

There was a question related to cost of a new recreation amenity. Of those polled, 63 per cent voted in favour of waiting for adequate funds to build the amenity while the remaining 37 per cent said they were in favour of a less preferred option that would fit within the budget.

The District of Sparwood will be hosting two information nights in January and February to review the results and collect additional data.

“We’ll be hosting information nights where we will present the data and we’re looking for additional feedback from the community in respect to the results as well as more feedback on what the residents would like to see as replacement infrastructure,” said Duane Lawrence, Director of Community and Facility Services for the District of Sparwood.

Complete survey results are available on the District of Sparwood’s website.


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