Bulletin Staff Report

The Bend Park & Recreation District is distributing a community-wide survey to residents, designed to help the park district better understand residents’ desires for recreation programs and services.

The park district announced Wednesday that a statistically valid survey is being distributed to 5,000 household mailboxes beginning this week. The survey will include questions about which recreation programs and services residents currently use, what types of programs and services they want for their household and broader community and where the park district should place its priorities, according to a news release from the district.

The park district last issued a community survey in 2011. Since that time, the district has added two new recreation facilities and expanded to include more than 1,000 recreation programs, according to the release

Additionally, the district invites all residents to provide input through an online survey that will be available later this month. Survey responses will be included in a final report that will be completed by the end of the year, according to the release.