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Master

Planning
Process

PHASE 1

Inventory & Needs Assessment


TASK 1 Base Map Preparation
TASK 2 Inventory & Supply Analysis
TASK 3 Population & Demographic
Analysis
TASK 4 Standards & Classification
Analysis
TASK 5 Demand Analysis & Needs
Assessment

Master
Planning
Process

PHASE 2

Parks Master Plan


TASK 6 Priority Ranking Analysis
TASK 7 Parks Action Plan
TASK 8 Expenditure Analysis
TASK 9 Preliminary Master Plan
TASK 10 Final Master Plan

Needed Facilities or Amenities Top 12


Q7a-Would you be in favor of adding any of the following activities or facilities in Town of Prosper?
(4-Point Rating scale 1=Not at all Needed, , 4=Definitely Needed )

The charts on the following pages represents the ranked facilities/amenities and athletic facilities among
respondents. This data can assist the department in developing priorities in the parks and recreation
open space master plan.
Q7a - FACILITY/AMENITY
(All Responses N=594 to 628)

% Highly Favor
(Rated 4)

Mean
Score*

Hike/bike/walk/jog trails

62.7%

3.50

Community/Recreation center

58.5%

3.38

Add shade in parks

56.6%

3.41

Add shade in park playgrounds

57.2%

3.38

Lighting in Parks

45.5%

3.20

Playgrounds

42.5%

3.16

Aquatic center

48.3%

3.14

Open spaces/natural areas

42.8%

3.11

Picnic areas/pavilions

36.2%

3.01

Spray grounds/splash pads

38.9%

2.98

Bike lanes (along major roadways)

44.5%

2.97

Large nature area/preserve

36.4%

2.92

*CalculationofMeanScores excludesdontknowandnotfamiliarresponses.
Source: National Service Research Online Survey of Town of Prosper Residents July 2014

Needed Facilities or Amenities 13-23 (Cont.)


Q7a FACILITY/AMENITY
(All Responses N=594 to 628)

% Highly Favored
(Rated 4)

Mean
Score*

Water features (fishing pond, fountains, etc.)

35.9%

2.94

Leisure outdoor swimming pool

34.1%

2.70

Dog park

28.4%

2.67

Veterans Memorial

25.3%

2.67

Natural surface trails/tracks (for BMX,


mountain biking, etc.)

24.6%

2.59

Amphitheater

20.3%

2.47

Nature center

15.4%

2.41

Community garden

14.6%

2.21

9.3%

2.05

Outdoor exercise equipment

11.0%

2.00

Equestrian center and trails

8.0%

1.93

Disc golf

*CalculationofMeanScores excludesdontknowandnotfamiliarresponses

Source: National Service Research Online Survey of Town of Prosper Residents July 2014

Needed Athletic Facilities


Q8a- Is there a current need in the Town of Prosper for any of these ATHLETIC facilities?
(4-Point Rating scale 1=Not at al needed, 4=Definitely Needed )
.
Q8a. ATHLETIC FACILITY
(All Responses N=540 to 564)

% Definitely Needed
(Rated 4)

Mean Score*

Gymnasium/Indoor courts

27.3%

2.76

Basketball courts

22.3%

2.76

Tennis courts

24.1%

2.75

Practice athletic fields

22.3%

2.69

Softball fields

18.0%

2.57

Soccer fields

20.0%

2.54

Baseball fields

17.2%

2.47

Football fields

14.3%

2.30

Sand volleyball courts

10.0%

2.25

Racquetball courts

8.4%

2.00

Skate park

8.4%

1.95

Lacrosse fields

7.1%

1.95

Roller hockey

2.2%

1.47

Rugby fields

0.7%

1.36

*CalculationofMeanScores excludesdontknowandnotfamiliarresponses
Source: National Service Research Online Survey of Town of Prosper Residents July 2014

Funding Option Support


Q11-In order to develop and maintain the parks and recreation facilities/amenities you have suggested
herein, how strongly do you support each of these funding options?
(Rating Scale 1-Low Support 4-Strong Support)

The citizens reported strong support for increased park improvement fees for
developers, voter approved bond programs, increased user fees and a half cent
sales tax.
All Respondents N=605 to 630
Funding Option Priorities
4-Strong
Support

1-Low
Support

No
Opinion

Mean
Score

1-Increased park improvement fees


for developers

48.9%

24.6%

12.1%

7.9%

6.5%

3.22

2-Voter approved bond programs

29.5%

27.4%

18.3%

17.8%

7.0%

2.74

3-Increased user fees (paying a fee to


use a facility/program)

27.5%

19.6%

20.9%

29.6%

2.3%

2.46

4-Incorporate a half cent sales tax (4B)

27.5%

21.6%

12.2%

35.1%

3.6%

2.43

3.5 %

5.0%

9.1%

78.2%

4.3%

1.31

5-Increased property taxes

Source: National Service Research Online Survey of Town of Prosper Residents July 2014

Priority Rankings

High Priorities

Community / Recreation Center

Picnic Areas / Pavilions

Shade to Playgrounds

Hike / Bike / Walk Trails

Tennis Courts

Practice Athletic Fields

Softball Fields

Gymnasium

Baseball Fields

10

Shade in Parks

11

Basketball Courts

12

Lighting in Parks

13

Soccer Fields

14

Spraygrounds / Splash Pads

15

Playgrounds