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Citizen Satisfaction with the Overall Quality of Parks & Recreation Programs and Facilities (Q1_2) (Council Key Result Indicator #8)

Measure Description/Definition

Every quarter, the City of Olathe has survey company ETC Institute conduct a statistically valid satisfaction survey of randomly selected Olathe residents. Approximately 500 survey responses are collected each quarter, and this is well above the 300 responses approximately needed for statistical validity on a population the size of Olathe.

The Olathe Parks & Recreation Department continually evaluates the needs of the community and works to provide parks, facilities, and recreation programs that improve the quality of life in Olathe. This question determines the overall level of satisfaction citizens have for the quality of City Parks & Recreation programs and facilities. Providing quality recreation programs and facilities helps cultivate community and supports active and healthy lifestyles.

Target Determination

The target is set at 90% based on historical data. The target remains above the National average actuals.


In 2019, the department showed high levels of satisfaction in many categories, such as the maintenance and number of city parks, the maintenance and number of walking and biking trails, outdoor athletic fields, special events, and quality of indoor recreation facilities. 

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