DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS: FACILITY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

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DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS:
FACILITY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

Problem Identification:
There is a lack of defined differentiation between recreation centers and parks. Therefore, resource allocation is inconsistent.

Recommended Action:
Develop a classification system for all Departmental facilities and make resource allocation decisions based on the public’s utilization of facilities and park space.

Classification:
Organizational, Service Improvement

Functional/Operational Area:
All Departmental Operations

Estimated Annual Impact:
Cannot be Estimated

Estimated Implementation Costs:
None

Barriers to Implementation:
None

Projected Implementation:
60 Days

Next Steps:
Create missions/classifications and assign staffing, operational and capital costs in line with fiscal budget.

Analysis:
There does not seem to be a defined methodology for funding recreation centers or parks. A classification system should be developed defining the missions of the different centers and parks. The classification system could be based on a number of factors, including the variety of programs offered, attendance, size, or some combination of these and other appropriate metrics. Staffing and capital allocation decisions could then be made based on the respective classification of recreation centers and parks. A classification grid system (a sample is found below) could clearly define both operational and capital funding needs.

Attendance: Average Age of Client: Offered Programs: Size of Facility: Gym: Staff Requirement: Min. Community Volunteers:
98-99
350-450
10 Arts & Crafts/
Basketball/
Roller-Skating/
Baseball/Seasonal Programs
7,000 sq.ft Y/N 1 Director
1 Full time staff
3 part time staff
(up to 15 15hrs per week)
50

Annual Staff Expense:
– Minimum ______________
– Maximum _____________

Annual Facility Maintenance Costs
– (Depletion/Reserve) _____________