Region Council of Governments
Region Parks & Recreation - 2004 Agency Goals
Approved as amended
by the CRPR Board on 20 Jan 04.
These goals are not listed in priority.
Promote the benefits and availability of local recreation
opportunities in parks and programs.
- Provide effective, efficient, and safe program & facility operations
(including customer services, parks, senior center, nature center, aquatics).
- Continue website operations / updates and promotion of the website.
- Complete details and implement an Internet-based solution for P&R
services by customers.
- Complete and maintain the regional P&R Inventory & Assessment
- Search & apply for available grants for improvements, operations,
and for capital projects (re: regional and municipal projects).
- Develop a COG/CRPR Policy & Procedures Manual and a Supply Inventory/Purchase
- Develop a Memorandum of Understanding with SCASD regarding group scheduling
on leased park sites.
Implement and evaluate the combined-season Winter /
Spring Leisure Guide.
- Increase program participation and net revenue. Add new programs and
special events as resources & opportunities permit.
- Develop a program plan to revitalize the summer camps & supervised
playgrounds for 2005.
- Expand partnership opportunities involving publicity, programs, leagues,
special events and parks.
- Reactivate the Youth Sports Council to foster greater cooperation & improved
communications with sport organizations and SCASD.
- Continue to build the CRPR Youth Sports Outreach Initiatives for coach
and sport parent education.
- Revitalize the CRPR youth sport leagues, perhaps in partnership with
other groups. Explore alternative youth sports/fitness programs. Explore
coordinating CRPR programs with SCASD After-School programs.
- Develop and implement a League Registration / Payment Policy (for adult
sport league teams).
- Implement a process to select a Youth Sports Photograph contractor.
- Evaluate fitness programs to determine possibilities for expansion.
Continue to promote use of the pools with programs
for all ages emphasizing safety, quality, & fun.
- Continue to work for municipal & school consensus on the process
to update / improve / replace the 2 outdoor pools.
Pending approval of the 2003 state grant application
to purchase a 75-acre tracts for future parkland, work
with the respective municipalities on funding the park
master planning processes.
- Complete the renovation of 5 leased ballfields at 3 SCASD elementary
- Work with the municipalities on park improvements, playground safety
projects, new park developments.
- Integrate the 2004 park additions of Autumnwood Park and Fogleman Fields
- Continue to work with the PCC program for conservation improvements.
- Reorganize mowing crews to create more comprehensive and efficient work
With the approval of the COG General Forum, proceed
with the expansion / renovation - and a grand reopening.
- After the expansion, build use of the facility - during the day and for
- Improve promotion of the programs offered by the Senior Center, Senior
Social Club, and CALL.
- Develop new program partners, publicity partners, and donations to reduce
- Develop and implement a new mental fitness program.
Continue to seek volunteers, program or project partners,
interns, donations & grant funds.
- Complete the EPA Grant program tasks during 2004.
- Continue to develop and promote new programs, group programs & special
events to increase visibility and visitations by residents and nonresidents.
- Develop the “CRPR Explorer Series” programs at the nature
center and other CRPR facilities. Offer programs at Thompson Woods and
- Promote facility rentals (barn & pavilion) and group programs.
- Develop, purchase, and install property signs (interpretive, regulatory
- Capital Improvements / Capital Campaign:
• Finalize strategy and
COG General Forum approvals - then proceed with MMNC Capital Campaign.
• Parking lots construction; landscape
plantings, connecting pathways.
• Install "Marsh View" windows in the
barn; replicate former barn air vents; install barn exterior logo graphic.
• Complete the expanded boardwalk sections & bird
• Artificial fen: develop engineering
drawings, apply for wetland permit, proceed w/ construction.
• Wetlab: complete planning and proceed
• Continue with planned PCC projects
at the nature center.