TEAMwork for Quality Living

Muncie,

Recreation And Leisure Assessment

In 2000, TEAMwork for Quality Living (TQL) engaged B&D to evaluate the recreation and leisure opportunities in the City of Muncie and Delaware County in Indiana. TQL is a citizen-based organization committed to improving the quality of life in Muncie and in Delaware County as a whole. Accordingly, we completed an analysis of the facilities and programs offered to the residents of Delaware County. This analysis included focus group interviews with residents, government leaders, and recreation and leisure providers; a tour of recreation and leisure facilities in the Muncie area; and a written survey of program providers within Delaware County. Throughout the analysis and reporting process, we coordinated efforts with, and reported to, a TQL steering committee composed of members of the community. We completed this study in 2001 and recommended that TQL undertake a more detailed study intended to yield facility-specific recommendations.