We are looking for ideas to create a new plan for Newburyport Parks and need your input. Please read on as to why this is so important. Friends of Newburyport Parks is an independent Newburyport citizens organization that is unaffiliated with the city of Newburyport or any other organization or entity.
We have 26 parks in Newburyport. They are a critical economic, cultural and recreational component of city life. They require ongoing services, dedicated management and maintenance.
Vision guides the development of the park ecosystem, properties and recreation services. It defines the quality of facilities, services and programs and sets the foundation for determining the goals and responsibilities of the Parks Commission and Parks Department. It also serves as a guide for determining the community’s needs and measuring progress in meeting them.
Please see below as an example of a vision statement:
Newburyport Parks should be a diverse, inclusive, innovative, resilient, safe and sustainable system that promotes green space, recreation, athletics, health, leisure, natural resources, civic engagement, conservation, education and economic activity as vital to a livable community.
What do you see as the broad picture of the role of parks and recreation in our community?
What would a successful Parks system look like and accomplish?
What is the primary responsibility of the Parks Department?
What role should the volunteer Parks Commission play?
What role should a paid staff Parks Director play?
What other city agencies and/or community organizations should be involved in Parks?
Youth sports facilities?
Landscaping and maintenance?
Civic engagement and volunteerism?
Educational and cultural activities?
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