Recreation Programs - Total Cumulative Participation

Desired Result:  Above Target

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Analysis of Performance

Participation fell below target primarily because of major construction at Northside Aztlan Community Center (NACC) for most of the year. This restricted available space for child care and impacted rental spaces. Recreation did see an increase in reduced fee enrollments (+13%), reduced fee pass visits (+5%)  and non-reduced fee pass visits (+16.4%) to our facilities compared with 2022. The number of rentals stayed the same as in 2022 which is attributed to the construction at NACC. 

Grand opening of the remodeled space at NACC will be held February 2024 with full access for programming. Recreation redeployed one FTE and added another with a combination of hourly conversion and .75 funding to the youth programming, childcare and camp team. Staff expect an increase to both programming and participation in this area now that program area is properly staffed to meet the demand. 

Metric Definition
The total number of participants in Recreation programs, events and facility visits.
Why Is This Important?
This metric provides an indication of the diversity and popularity of our Recreation programs.  Offering a wide range of popular programs is a hallmark of successful operation.
City Organization Impact on Performance
High – Recreation influences participation by offering a variety of diverse programs that appeal to the community while reflecting the community's demographics. Recreation also influences participation numbers through marketing and community outreach. Recreation directly influences the amount of programs by determining the recreational needs of the community and developing programs that appeal to the community.
Benchmark Information
Benchmarking in progress