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We all need parks. But what are the types of parks and amenities that people use or want the most? To find out, park and recreation agencies typically conduct some type of survey and needs assessment. As Steven Sharp of Urbanize LA reports in this article, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is working on a focused update to the 2016 Los Angeles Countywide Parks Needs Assessment called the "Regional and Rural Edition." Specifically, the study is intended to comprehensively identify, analyze, map, and document:
As part of this process, DPR is conducting an online survey to better understand whether and how L.A. County residents are using regional facilities like beaches and lakes, natural areas, open spaces, regional parks, trails, botanical gardens, as well as local parks in rural areas. The survey includes photos to help participants visualize and respond to questions like:
DPR encourages all L.A. County residents to participate in the survey. For more information about the Regional and Rural Edition, please visit the project website.