Public input on Recreation and Parks is facilitated through the appointment of a Parks and Recreation Board. This board acts in an advisory capacity to the Director and Town Council, making recommendations in the following areas:
- fees and charges
- programs (ex. Communities in Bloom)
The board consists of 7 members of the general public, and 2 members of Council. Department and Board goals are:
— Program Provision
To ensure that a high quality and appropriate quantity of diversified program opportunities are available to all client groups through program provision and facilitation.
— Facility Operation
To promote the effective and full utilization of facilities through effective and efficient operation, maximization of program provision, and community use.
— Inter Agency Co-operation
To promote co-operative planning, programming and communications among relevant agencies.
— Volunteer and Community Development
To enhance the development of volunteers and program leaders, working with volunteer groups in improving the quality of life in their community.
— Leisure Education
To encourage individuals to adopt independently satisfying leisure lifestyles through the development of personal values, leisure skills, etc.
— Accessibility of Services
To ensure that services and facilities are financially and physically accessible to all individuals.
— Park Maintenance and Development
To encourage protection of existing park areas and making recommendations on new developments, beautification, etc.