The Town of Palm Beach partnered with ETC Institute to conduct a citizen survey to better understand residents’ priorities for parks, recreation and educational services. One goal of the survey conducted in December 2015 was to obtain a minimum of 600 completed surveys from Town of Palm Beach residents. All households were asked to participate and 1,029 responded. ETC states the response gives a 95% level of confidence. Among the findings:

  • Almost 80 percent of households said a modern recreation center was important for the Town of Palm Beach.
  • Seventy-six percent said an upgraded playground is important.
  • Fifty percent use town facilities for their recreational needs, while the other 50 percent rely on private clubs.
  • Fifty percent use town facilities for their recreational needs, while the other 50 percent rely on private clubs.
  • Fifty-seven percent wanted camp programs, 51 percent wanted after-school programs, 50 percent wanted soccer, and 44 percent wanted art classes.
  • Forty-eight percent indicated that the Rec Center should serve seniors, 34 percent said children and youth, and 17 percent said adults between the ages of 18 and 54.
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DONATE TO THE MANDEL REC CENTER’S ENDOWMENT FUND

Friends of Recreation, Inc. will professionally manage an endowment fund for the recently opened Morton & Barbara Mandel Recreation Center. The goal of the endowment is to continue to improve programming and to bring the Mandel Rec Center operations to a break even level. More than $300,000 has been raised toward the $1 million goal.

Naming opportunities range from $2,500 to $750,000 and include:

  1. Fitness Center
  2. Outdoor Basketball Court
  3. Clock Tower
  4. Seaview Garden
  1. Clock
  2. Playground Decks
  3. North Colonnade
  4. Gymnasium Garden
  5. Craft Center
  1. Afterschool Storage
  2. Men's Lounge
  3. Bench
  4. Planter

For more information, including a complete list of naming opportunities,
please contact Michael Ainslie at michaelainslie@gmail.com or Matt Smith at matt@shoesforcrews.com.

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