Goals & Objectives

Goal 1: Instill Community Pride & Ownership
It is in the community where we must focus a majority of our attention. Ensuring that the community is satisfied with the services we provide is paramount. We must improve avenues for community input and feedback in order to produce the most effective and valuable services. The Department will move toward accomplishing this goal by focusing on the following objectives:
  • Improve public awareness of park successes, programs and activities
  • Increase and diversify community involvement
  • Increase volunteerism of children, youths and young adults in the park system
  • Provide inviting facilities and faces for the community
Goal 2: Invest in Environmentally-Sensitive Programs & Practices
It is our duty to ensure that future residents enjoy the rich environment we enjoy today. As a result, we strive to take part in environmentally-sensitive practices that promote protection and preservation. The Department will move toward accomplishing this goal by focusing on the following objectives:
  • Expand environmentally-sensitive management and maintenance practices
  • Protect public lands and utilize best management practices for environmental preservation
Goal 3: Maintain Public Safety & Quality Park Maintenance
Safety and cleanliness are the 2 most important and transparent issues that the community has when visiting the park. It is our goal to maintain our parks’ condition through scheduled maintenance and responsive repairs and create the safest environment for park goers. The Department will meet this goal by focusing on the following objectives:
  • Maintain facilities in good repair (maintenance and management)
  • Maintain grounds in good condition
  • Work to ensure that the public is safe in parks and surrounding areas
Goal 4: Provide High Quality Services
In order to keep pace with the demands of our ever-changing community we are committed to enhancing the quality of services we provide. The Department will move toward accomplishing this goal by focusing on the following objectives:
  • Create a culture of high-quality customer service
  • Expand the use of service-enhancing technologies
Goal 5: Deliver Innovative, Responsive Programs
With the changing environment and conditions in our diverse City, it is important for us to be responsive of our community’s needs. Developing community partnerships and a more intimate relationship with the community will assist us in becoming more responsive and effective. The Department will move toward accomplishing this goal by focusing on the following objectives:
  • Develop recreation programs that are responsive to community needs
  • Improve relationships with community service organizations
Goal 6: Develop & Retain Committed, Valued Employees
Part of achieving excellence in any organization is the development of its employees. As we strive for a more efficient and effective organization, we must focus on developing our workforce.