Council Sport and Recreation Survey launches

“What do you think of our local parks and sports fields? – that’s the question the Taupō District Council is asking the local community as it launches a new survey today on how people use our local parks, reserves and community buildings for sports and recreation.

The feedback will help shape the development of the Council’s strategy for investing in its sports and leisure network over the coming decade.

The survey, which runs from today through July 10, is part of a broader review of the current state of athletic and recreational opportunities in the county.

Council Reserves policy adviser Janine Field said the strategy aims to ensure Taupō District remains a great place to live, work and relax, where people feel strong, safe and living their best life in the engagement with their communities.

“Some things have changed in our new Covid era, including aspects that are sometimes overlooked – like the impact of the new environment on people’s sporting and leisure activities and opportunities.

“What we learn from our community from this most recent survey will help us to identify people’s changing needs and activities – e-biking, for example – and work to fill potential gaps in our current network of spaces and facilities .”

The survey looks at both passive and active recreation, from leisure pursuits ranging from reading or picnicking under park trees to water-based recreation, running and higher adrenaline activities.

“We want to know what people think about the current gaps and opportunities in our network of parks and preserves and community buildings and what existing barriers they find, such as B. Accessibility issues.”

Go to to take the survey which is open until 10th July 2022 at 4:30pm. Entrants can win prizes including pool passes, gym memberships and tickets to the “TINA” tribute show. : Simply the Best’ at the Great Lake Center in October.

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