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How Important are Recreation and Parks to Albertans?

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly changed the way Albertans live, work and play. At the height of the pandemic, public recreation services and facilities were closed, including some outdoor park areas, like playgrounds. As Alberta communities continue their efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Alberta Recreation & Parks Association (ARPA) wants to learn what Albertans think about the value of public recreation services and park areas in their communities.

This survey is open to all Albertans over 16 years of age.

Your anonymous input provides important information to ARPA about Albertans’ opinions of the value of recreation and parks in their communities. After analyzing the information, ARPA will create a summary of the results to share with its members and stakeholders, as well as the general public. This information will help organizations plan, position and strategize about the role and recovery of public recreation and parks over the coming weeks, months and years.

Your privacy is protected. Your responses to this survey are completely confidential.

It is your choice whether or not to answer the questions, and your decision will not impact your access to any municipal services. By completing the survey, you are providing consent for the ARPA to analyse the information you provide.

This survey will take about 5 minutes to complete. Questions marked with an * (asterisk) are required questions to answer.

If you want to know more about this survey, please contact Stephen Allan at ARPA by email at