Future Needs x Future Investment – Cohort Data

This chart combines responses to two questions (about future need and future investment) to create an interactive scatter plot. You can hover over the chart to reveal more information on each circle.

This chart presents cohort data. The cohorts are grouped by Type of Household and Character Area.

The chart is structured as follows:

  • X-Axis is the response to the question “Looking out over next 5-10 years do you anticipate your household’s interest and needs will see an overall increase or decrease in the use of the following broad recreation amenity categories?” SCALE: -5 = Decrease significantly; 0 = Stay same; +5 Increase
  • Y-Axis is the response to the question “Over the next 5-10 years, how much investment and focus should the City of Smithville apply to each of the following broad categories of parks and recreation infrastructure? (FYI – the current total investment is less than $500,000 / year; but could increase over time with new grants funding). SCALE: -5 Decrease substantially; 0 = Stay same; +5 Boost significantly.

Key things to note:

  • The filters on the right hand side can be used to look at responses by different groups and variation between the different categories of amenities (top filter); and then see the cohort groups of Household type and character area.
  • The filters are additive, so you can apply multiple filters. It is interesting, for example to look at how retiree future needs differs from school aged families.
  • The appetite for increased investment remains positive for most cohort groups.


For more information about the City of Smithville’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan Project, please contact:

Matt Denton, CPRP – Parks and Recreation Director
107 West Main Street
City of Smithville
Phone: (816) 532-8130