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Bob Crane Community Center Focus Groups

February 28, 2024 Update

Thank you for your interest in participating in focus groups for the Bob Crane Community Center. In true Upper Arlington fashion, we have received a great response and are working on sessions for each topic. As we schedule sessions, we are taking into consideration Upper Arlington’s Spring Break schedule and will avoid any sessions during this time. Over the next few weeks, you will receive emails with information on meeting dates and times.


About the Focus Groups
From the initial exploration of the feasibility for an Upper Arlington community center through to the detailed design process undertaken over the past year, community input has been critical to the success of this project. And true to the spirit of keeping residents involved, as the City’s Parks & Recreation Department transitions to the final planning stages for this exciting new facility, additional opportunities for community input are on the horizon.

In 2024, the department will host a series of focus groups to learn how residents plan to make use of the Community Center, to help guide programming and operations. Most of these focus groups will be held virtually, with some in-person opportunities, based on the topics and targeted participant groups.

Focus Group Topics:

  • Adaptive Recreation – Youth
  • Adaptive Recreation – Adult/Senior
  • Aquatics – All ages
  • Arts, Music, Dance – Youth
  • Arts, Music, Dance – Adult/Senior
  • Education & Enrichment – Youth
  • Education & Enrichment – Adult/Senior
  • Fitness & Wellness – Youth
  • Fitness & Wellness – Adult/Senior
  • Sports – Youth
  • Sports – Adult/Senior
  • Teens (in addition to meeting at UA Middle & High Schools)
  • Community Center Operations (membership, hours, child watch, policies, parking)
  • Businesses

The sessions marked “Youth” are intended for adults’ participation relative to thoughts and ideas on programs for youth. The “Teens” session is intended for current middle and high school students.

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