Indoor Recreation Facility Needs Assessment
Did you miss the October 29th open house for the indoor recreation facility needs assessment? You can still share your opinion by taking our survey. Visit the link below to access the survey and provide your input on the current and future facility needs for indoor activities and programs to serve the Jupiter community.
On October 25, 2002, the Town of Jupiter proudly opened the doors of the brand new Jupiter Community Center, the first indoor recreation facility of its size in northern Palm Beach County. Through the last 17 years, the Community Center has served multiple generations of residents with a large and diverse number of activities and programs for infants through senior citizens. Since that date, the population within the Town of Jupiter has grown exponentially while our indoor recreation facility space has remained the same. The Recreation Department continues to see the growth of some of its largest programs including the Youth Camps, Pickleball and our indoor youth sports programs offered by the Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association (JTAA), such as basketball and volleyball. With this continued growth, the Town Council has recognized the potential need for additional indoor recreation space for the residents of Jupiter and has identified it as a priority in the Town’s 2020 Strategic Plan.
In October 2019, the Town will begin work with a consultant, Barth Associates, to conduct a needs assessment on the Recreation Department’s indoor recreation facilities. The goal of the needs assessment is to determine current and future priorities within our facilities through public input, develop future budgets accordingly and ultimately improve services provided to our residents. Over the course of two days in late October, the consultant will conduct interviews with key partners, focus groups and a public input Open House in an effort to gain insight on the current level of service offered within the Town’s indoor recreation facilities. This input, along with measurable data such as benchmarking with other municipalities and an online survey will help to identify what potential needs there are for additional indoor recreation facilities within our community. The results of the Needs Assessment will then be presented at a the Town Council meeting scheduled on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Town Council Chambers, located at 210 Military Trail, Jupiter.
For more information on the Indoor Recreation Facility Needs Assessment, please contact Kristin George, Director of Recreation.