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Parks and Recreation Survey Fact Sheet
“The Exploratory Regional Parks and Recreation Committee (ERPRC) is looking at options and solutions to maintain, enhance, and support parks and recreation programs for all of East Jefferson County. The existing organization and funding for parks and recreation is not sustainable and this Committee is charged with finding creative and practical ways of saving what we have and improving our parks and recreation programs. The City, County, schools, sports clubs, healthcare entities, non-profits, and citizens are all at the table. The Committee is conducting a survey starting September 20, 2011.
1. Existing Jefferson County and City of Port Townsend Park Facilities and Recreation Programs provide the residents of this area and visitors to our area with a rich and varied experience.
2. Existing Jefferson County and the City of Port Townsend Park Facilities and Recreation Programs are an unparalleled asset to the area.
3. Existing Jefferson County and the City of Port Townsend Park Facilities and Recreation Programs come at a cost, and in these uncertain financial times they are in jeopardy with existing funding mechanisms and approaches.
4. A comprehensive, region-wide assessment and evaluation of park facilities and recreation programs has never been completed.
5. Because a comprehensive, region-wide assessment has not been done, it is not clear where gaps exist in facilities and services.
6. Options for funding parks facilities and recreation programs in East Jefferson County and the City need to be considered, evaluated, and a preferred approach chosen that creates sustainable funding, facilities, and programs.
7. Jefferson County and the City of Port Townsend have jointly created the Exploratory Regional Parks and Recreation Committee that is charged with considering the existing level of park and recreation services on a regional basis, assessing the needs of the region, evaluating options for meeting the needs, proposing approaches for financially supporting those needs, and making recommendations to the County and the City.
8. The Committee is composed of a balanced group of representatives, local governments, schools, healthcare entities, sports clubs, non-profits, and citizens who will consider these issues and make recommendations.
9. Citizens are encouraged to become informed of the issues, provide input to the Committee and staff, and be part of the solution to resolving park and recreation needs in a sustainable manner.
The committee is conducting a survey at this time. Please take the survey online by going to www.countyrec.com and clicking the survey link.
The survey starts September 20, 2011. Time is short, so please take it online now.
SURVEY LINK: http://www.countyrec.com