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Pavilion with picnic tables and grill under shade

It Starts in Parks

Parks are vitally important to establishing and maintaining the quality of life in a community, ensuring the health of families and youth, and contributing to the economic and environmental well-being of a community and a region. On any given day, someone is being positively affected through parks and recreation – whether they are taking a walk on a trail or fitness class at the community center, learning a lifelong skill, or just reaping the benefits of clean air and water because of preserved open space.

While serving a growing community, the Parks and Recreation Department provides public parks, trails, natural areas, and recreation facilities. To fulfill it's mission of promoting healthy and socially rewarding activities through the preservation of cultural resources and the provision of diverse high-quality parks and natural spaces, the Department must constantly plan for development and improvement.

Through the City’s Capital Improvement Program, the Department identifies projects that support community needs, prevent the deterioration of existing infrastructure, and respond to and anticipate the future growth of the City.

To check on the status of park projects and view future considerations, click on the menu bars on the left column or review the current City Development Map.

For more information, contact Parks & Recreation at (941) 429-PARK(7275).