Short answer: 10% to 73% depending on activity (estimated)

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The City of West Hollywood offers recreation in the form of park open space, playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, a pool, classes, and activities. If we assume for the moment that the primary goal is to provide recreation to West Hollywood residents, then one measure of effectiveness (or perhaps efficiency) could be what percentage of users are actually residents. The graphs below show my estimates based on City data from 2014. You can see the exact numbers by hovering over or touching each bar.


Pool and swimming classes

Notes: January to July, 2014. Excludes team use. Weighted by days of recreation.


Tennis courts and classes

Notes: No data for open courts, so the total is also unknown. This estimate for reserved courts is based on a count of reservations with City zip codes on the iTennis website for May, June, July, and September, 2014, and a guess about how many users in each zip code live in West Hollywood versus neighboring LA. The City had a much higher estimate for resident use of reserved courts (97%), based on an iTennis revenue report. I can’t explain the difference, but this estimate is based on the actual reservations. The resident % for tennis classes is for April to June, 2014, and is unweighted.


Other classes and activities

Notes: January to July, 2014. My age categories. Weighted by days of recreation. Tiny Tot activities cover many days and have a high resident percentage, raising the weighted average. The total unweighted average is 42%.


Park open space, playgrounds, and basketball courts

Notes: No data available. The City doesn’t count users or their residence.


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Short answer: 10% to 73% depending on activity (estimated)| The City of West Hollywood offers recreation in the form of park open space, playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, a pool, classes, and activities. If we assume for the moment that the primary goal is to provide recreation to West Hollywood...