Rochester community asked to complete online survey on sports, recreational options

(ABC 6 News) – The City of Rochester is asking the community to take part in an online survey on current sports and recreational options in the city.

The City has asked Sports Facilities Companies (SFC), a sports and wellness facility consulting firm, to conduct a gap analysis to assess current sports and recreational facilities. This work is a part of Rochester’ Local Sales Tax projects.

The online survey focuses on gathering data to better understand community needs, desires, past and current use of existing facilities, and potential use of a new sports and recreation complex that may be considered as part of future recreation enhancements.

Responses to these questions will complement the research and help to inform the City’s decisions and planning for potential future facility development.

Since 2003, SFC has guided projects in over 2,000 communities nationwide and overseen $10 billion in developed projects.

In addition to the survey, a Community Working Group will be gathered in the coming weeks to provide assistance to the process. Over the coming months, there will be additional digital surveys as well as in person engagement activities. 

Other project-consulting partners include ISG, a local to Rochester and national leader in Sports and Recreational Facility Design and LSE Architects, a design leader in Community based projects and a Black owned Minneapolis based firm who focuses on diversity and inclusion and design that reflects the communities being served. Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association (IMAA), a Rochester based organization and project partner.

For anyone interested in taking the online survey, CLICK HERE.