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PARKS and RECREATION    DEPARTMENT  Serving Arlington Since 1923
VISION STATEMENTArlington is a vibrant city that enjoys a high quality of life through greatparks and exceptional recreati...
Organizational Structure
Department Resources Overview90 Parks4,750 acres of park land350 lane miles of medians and rights-of-way180 Full time empl...
Major Facilities3 Recreation Centers & 1 Athletic Center:   Cliff Nelson, Dottie Lynn, Hugh Smith and Elzie Odom Athletic ...
Other Amenities82 Sports Fields (Youth and Adult)45 Tennis Courts41 Practice Multi-purpose Fields30 Basketball Courts49 Pl...
Arlington Tennis CenterEvents and Programs  Local  Regional  National  50+/- events annually  90,000 visitors in 2011
Arlington GolfFour Courses  138,209 Rounds in 2011  Tierra Verde Golf Club  Lake Arlington Golf Course  Ditto Golf Course ...
Forestry and BeautificationHigh Profile Areas  Founders Plaza  Robert Cluck Linear Park  Richard Greene Linear Park  Caelu...
AquaticsFacilities  Allen Bolden Pool  Bad Königshofen Aquatics Center  Helen Wessler Pool  Howard Moore Pool  Randol Mill...
Athletics – Youth SportsSport Programs  Indoor Soccer, Indoor Soccer, Outdoor  Soccer, T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Basketball,  C...
Athletics – Adult SportsSports Programs  Softball, Basketball, In-line Hockey, Kickball  80,000 visitors/players annually ...
Elzie Odom Athletic CenterAdult and Youth Sports Hub  Opened 1999  54,373 Square Feet  300 visitors/members per day  60,00...
Cliff Nelson Rec Center                Facility                • Opened in 1990                • 18,265 Square Feet       ...
Dottie Lynn Rec Center              Facility              • Opened in 1969              • 15,602 Square Feet              ...
Hugh Smith Rec Center             Facility             • Opened in 1963 as a YMCA             • Assumed by PARD in 1969   ...
Senior Center Eunice                        Facility                        • Opened in 1972                        • 11,4...
Senior Center New York                                Facility                                • Opened in 1994            ...
Community ProgramsRecurring Special Events Family Camp Outs at Veterans & River Legacy Parks Senior Craft Fair Senior Heal...
Park Facility ClassificationsFive Types of Parks:  Neighborhood Parks (42)  Community Parks (13)                          ...
Neighborhood ParksLocated on residentialstreets inside neighborhooddevelopmentsAverage 10 to 30 acres insizeAmenities: tra...
Community ParksLocated within residentialdevelopments and easilyaccessible by the communityGenerally from 50 to 200 acresi...
City ParksTypically provides one predominant facility or amenity thatis unique to ArlingtonTypically serves the entire cit...
Linear ParksPreserve the environmental integrity ofthe 100 year flood plainCreate wildlife and natural landscapecorridorsP...
Natural AreasBiological communities in anatural or nearly undisturbedstateOffer unique scenic, geologic orecological value...
BudgetGeneral Fund – This fund is comprised of sales andproperty tax as well as various fees collected by theCity – franch...
General Fund                Budget Overview                            FY2012 Budget   FY2013 Budget                      ...
Performance Fund              Cost RecoveryArlington supports a “Pay to Play” philosophy forrecreation programs and servic...
Performance Fund                    Budget Overview     FY 2012 Projection   Expenditures   Revenue      Cost RecoveryAthl...
Golf Division                      Budget Overview     FY 2012 Projection        Expenditures     Revenue       Cost Recov...
Capital Funding Sources2008 Bond Program  17 projects remaining - $13,150,000Park Fees  14 Neighborhood Park zones = $4,37...
Capital Program ScheduleFY2012                                     FY2014Ditto Golf Course Imprvmnts    $100,000    Bob Mc...
Gas Revenue SourcesLease Bonus Revenue             $ 3,447,753Drilling Royalties              $ 3,234,742Arlington Tomorro...
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Infrastructure                 Maintenance GapTotal Identified Maintenance Needs                $ 39,597,156    •   Recrea...
FY 2013 Department          Business PlanPark Development Projects  City Skate Park  Skate Spot – Workman Park  Southwest ...
FY 2013 Department          Business PlanPark Improvement Projects  Richard Simpson Park and Lake Room Site  Design  Vande...
FY 2013 Department           Business PlanTornado Reforestation ProgramKeep Arlington Beautiful Work PlanOur Community, Ou...
FY 2013 Parks Gas            Revenue Project List                      Project                     AmountCapital Maintenan...
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Arlington Parks and Recreation Overview

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In September 2012, the City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department presented an overview of the Department to Parks Board.

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  1. 1. PARKS and RECREATION DEPARTMENT Serving Arlington Since 1923
  2. 2. VISION STATEMENTArlington is a vibrant city that enjoys a high quality of life through greatparks and exceptional recreational opportunities. These servicesprovide a foundation for the physical, social, economic and environmentalviability and well-being of the community.MISSION STATEMENTThe mission of the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department is to providequality facilities and services that are responsive to a diverse community andsustained with a focus on partnerships, innovation and environmentalleadership.BUSINESS STRATEGIES• Improve Brand Identification and Program Growth• Provide Activities and Experiences in Support of Youth and Families• Increase Community Engagement and Advocacy• Advance Sustainable Living• Plan, Manage and Maintain Facilities at Acceptable Levels
  3. 3. Organizational Structure
  4. 4. Department Resources Overview90 Parks4,750 acres of park land350 lane miles of medians and rights-of-way180 Full time employees400-700 Part-time employees$13 million General Fund Budget$13 million Park Performance Fund Budget
  5. 5. Major Facilities3 Recreation Centers & 1 Athletic Center: Cliff Nelson, Dottie Lynn, Hugh Smith and Elzie Odom Athletic Center2 Event/Rental Centers Bob Duncan Center and Meadowbrook4 Golf Courses: C.W. Ditto, Lake Arlington, Meadowbrook, Tierra Verde2 Senior Adult Centers: SRC-Eunice, SRC-New York6 Outdoor Pools: Woodland West, Helen Wessler, Allen Bolden, Howard Moore Bad Königshofen Family Aquatic Center Randol Mill Family Aquatic CenterHugh Smith Indoor PoolLake Arlington (2,250 surface acres)Arlington Tennis Center (USTA National Facility of the Year)Living Science Center (opened in 1996; operated by the River LegacyFoundation)
  6. 6. Other Amenities82 Sports Fields (Youth and Adult)45 Tennis Courts41 Practice Multi-purpose Fields30 Basketball Courts49 Playgrounds48 miles Walking/Jogging Trails30 Picnic pavilions10 Volleyball Courts 1 Disc Golf Course 3 Spraygrounds 1 Dog Park 2 Paddling Trails
  7. 7. Arlington Tennis CenterEvents and Programs Local Regional National 50+/- events annually 90,000 visitors in 2011
  8. 8. Arlington GolfFour Courses 138,209 Rounds in 2011 Tierra Verde Golf Club Lake Arlington Golf Course Ditto Golf Course Meadowbrook Park Golf Course Ventana Grille Tournaments / Events Catering
  9. 9. Forestry and BeautificationHigh Profile Areas Founders Plaza Robert Cluck Linear Park Richard Greene Linear Park Caelum Moor I-30 Center Street Trail City Hall City Office Tower Main Street Libraries and other city buildings Median Landscapes Tree Planting / Trimming
  10. 10. AquaticsFacilities Allen Bolden Pool Bad Königshofen Aquatics Center Helen Wessler Pool Howard Moore Pool Randol Mill Aquatics Center Woodland West Pool Hugh Smith Indoor PoolOutdoor Pool Visitation 2011 - 134,057 2012 – 125,761 Allen Bolden PoolCost Recovery2011 – 80%2012 Estimated – 75%
  11. 11. Athletics – Youth SportsSport Programs Indoor Soccer, Indoor Soccer, Outdoor Soccer, T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Basketball, Cheerleading Clinics and Tournaments 2,786 registrants in FY 2011League play locations Harold Patterson Sports Center River Legacy Parks East J.W. Dunlop Park Webb Community Park Elzie Odom Athletic Center Meadowbrook Recreation CenterCost Recovery 2011 – 156% 2012 – Est. 157%
  12. 12. Athletics – Adult SportsSports Programs Softball, Basketball, In-line Hockey, Kickball 80,000 visitors/players annually Senior Adult Softball League Tournaments Private and Corporate RentalsLeague play locations Harold Patterson Sports Center Randol Mill Park Elzie Odom Athletic Center Meadowbrook Recreation CenterCost Recovery 2011 – 100% 2012 – Est. 97%
  13. 13. Elzie Odom Athletic CenterAdult and Youth Sports Hub Opened 1999 54,373 Square Feet 300 visitors/members per day 60,000 visitors/members per yearCore Business Sports Leagues Adult In-line Hockey Tournaments and Clinics Summer Sports Camps RentalsCost Recovery 2011 – 73% 2012 Estimated – 71%
  14. 14. Cliff Nelson Rec Center Facility • Opened in 1990 • 18,265 Square Feet • Kitchen • Fitness Room • Activity and Meeting Rooms • Gymnasium – 6 Goals Core Business • Rentals • Camps Cost Recovery 2011 – 79% 2012 - Est. 95%
  15. 15. Dottie Lynn Rec Center Facility • Opened in 1969 • 15,602 Square Feet • Fitness Room • Teen Room • Activity/Meeting Rooms • Gymnasium – 6 Goals Core Business • Camps • Child Care • Rentals Cost Recovery 2011 – 81% 2012 - Est. 87%
  16. 16. Hugh Smith Rec Center Facility • Opened in 1963 as a YMCA • Assumed by PARD in 1969 • 25,000 Square Feet • Adjoins Senior Center New York & Indoor Pool • Fitness Room • Meeting Rooms • Gymnasium – 6 Goals Core Business • Senior Programs • Rentals • Child Care & Camps Cost Recovery 2011 – 46% 2012 - Est. 48%
  17. 17. Senior Center Eunice Facility • Opened in 1972 • 11,477 Square Feet • More active adults • Fitness Room • Ballroom Core Business • Travel Program • Weekly Dances • Special Events Senior Center Eunice • Programs and Rentals 1972 Cost Recovery 2012 – Est. 40%
  18. 18. Senior Center New York Facility • Opened in 1994 • 10,000 Square Feet • Adjoins Hugh Smith Recreation Center & the Indoor Pool • Computer Lab • Kitchen Core Business • Travel program • Rentals • Meals Program • Drop In ProgramsCombined Senior Adult Centers Customer base is less Cost Recovery 2010 – 46% active
  19. 19. Community ProgramsRecurring Special Events Family Camp Outs at Veterans & River Legacy Parks Senior Craft Fair Senior Health and Wellness Fair Mother/Son Overnight at the Rec Senior Thanksgiving Feast Breakfast with Santa Old Towne Christmas Mayor’s Holiday Luncheon Daddy Daughter Dance Halloween Tot Party Make A Splash Mayor’s Youth Commission Lock It In
  20. 20. Park Facility ClassificationsFive Types of Parks: Neighborhood Parks (42) Community Parks (13) River Legacy Parks City Parks (12) Linear Parks (17) Natural Areas (6) Carl Knox Park
  21. 21. Neighborhood ParksLocated on residentialstreets inside neighborhooddevelopmentsAverage 10 to 30 acres insizeAmenities: trails, basketballcourts, picnic areas andmulti-purpose fields.
  22. 22. Community ParksLocated within residentialdevelopments and easilyaccessible by the communityGenerally from 50 to 200 acresin sizeProvide more recreational andathletic amenities than J. W. Dunlop Parkneighborhood parksAlso serve a larger populationAmenities: swimming pools,recreation centers, or uniquefeatures like the J. W. Dunlopcreative playground Randol Mill Park
  23. 23. City ParksTypically provides one predominant facility or amenity thatis unique to ArlingtonTypically serves the entire city or metro-wide populationMay preserve a significant natural resourceRiver Legacy Parks is a prime example of a city park
  24. 24. Linear ParksPreserve the environmental integrity ofthe 100 year flood plainCreate wildlife and natural landscapecorridorsProvide green belt buffers aroundbusiness and residential centersProvide recreational opportunities forjogging, hiking or bikingGenerally are long and narrowfollowing creeks, rights-of-way andutility easementsProvide linkages between parks,residential areas, schools, etc.
  25. 25. Natural AreasBiological communities in anatural or nearly undisturbedstateOffer unique scenic, geologic orecological valueOften located in conjunctionwith a significantfeature/amenity such as ariver, lake, or woodlandProvide passive recreationalopportunities (soft surface trail,educational kiosks, interpretivesignage, compost toilets)
  26. 26. BudgetGeneral Fund – This fund is comprised of sales andproperty tax as well as various fees collected by theCity – franchise fees, fine and forfeitures and otherservice charges.Park Performance Fund – Included in this fund arerevenues and expenditures specific to Parks andRecreation fee based services/programsCapital/Bond Funds
  27. 27. General Fund Budget Overview FY2012 Budget FY2013 Budget Projection AppropriationAdministration 1,319,769 1,267,056Business Services 769,695 780,137Marketing 263,391 395,049Recreation Administration 106,073 103,991Forestry/Beautification 1,237,720 1,203,234Park Planning 1,369,774 1,015,566Asset Management 1,853,642 1,786,722Sports Field Maintenance 4,209,462 4,135,244North Park District 1,637,485 1,668,815South Park District 1,597,002 1,610,211TOTAL 14,364,013 13,966,025
  28. 28. Performance Fund Cost RecoveryArlington supports a “Pay to Play” philosophy forrecreation programs and servicesIn FY 2011, a cost recovery policy was adopted by CityCouncilThe purpose of the Cost Recovery Policy is: Establish realistic cost recovery expectations Optimize the use of resources Minimize the impact of recreation services on the General Fund Maximize participation rates and revenue from all available sources
  29. 29. Performance Fund Budget Overview FY 2012 Projection Expenditures Revenue Cost RecoveryAthletics 1,445,217 1,336,823 92.49%Recreation 1,751,398 1,144,417 65.34%Aquatics 1,195,607 897,698 75.08%Arlington Tennis Center 617,316 463,090 75.01%Bob Duncan Center 267,515 150,653 56.31%Administration 216,086 98,641 45.64%Total Programs Fund 5,493,139 4,091,322 74.48%General Fund Subsidy 2,065,685Elzie Odom Debt 256,070
  30. 30. Golf Division Budget Overview FY 2012 Projection Expenditures Revenue Cost RecoveryGolf Administration 586,967 55,980 9.53%Meadowbrook Golf Course 250,079 242,786 97.08%Lake Arlington Golf Course 973,114 1,342,192 137.92%Ditto Golf Course 1,101,981 1,329,140 120.61%Tierra Verde Golf Club 1,414,589 1,869,447 132.15%Tierra Verde Restaurant 614,974 647,502 105.28%Total Golf 4,941,704 5,487,047 111.03% Golf Surcharge (included in 536,393revenue above)Tierra Verde Debt 522,080
  31. 31. Capital Funding Sources2008 Bond Program 17 projects remaining - $13,150,000Park Fees 14 Neighborhood Park zones = $4,374,886 3 Community Park zones = $659,105 Linear Park zone = $3,214,483Capital Maintenance Funds - $520,000Gas Funds – annual appropriation process
  32. 32. Capital Program ScheduleFY2012 FY2014Ditto Golf Course Imprvmnts $100,000 Bob McFarland Playground $100,000MLK Jr Sports Center $180,000 Veterans Park Improvements $250,000Clarence Foster Park $250,000 Bob Cooke Park Renovations $500,000Skate Park $500,000 Linear Park Pocket Parks $300,000River Legacy Parks $660,000 Rush Creek Floodplain $300,000Richard Simpson Lake Room $850,000 Neighborhood Park Land Acq $750,000Vandergriff Park $1,270,000 Total $2,200,000Total $3,810,000FY2013 FY2015Ditto Golf Course Imprvmnts $1,400,000 Rush Creek Linear Park $700,000MLK Jr Sports Center $1,220,000 Webb Community Park IV $1,000,000Julia Burgen Park $1,000,000 Neighborhood Park Land Acq $850,000Dottie Lynn Recreation Ctr $300,000 Total $2,550,000Hugh Smith Rec Ctr Design $100,000Neighborhood Park Land Acq $650,000Total $4,670,000
  33. 33. Gas Revenue SourcesLease Bonus Revenue $ 3,447,753Drilling Royalties $ 3,234,742Arlington Tomorrow Foundation $ 1,973,170 Total $ 8,655,665 33
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  35. 35. Infrastructure Maintenance GapTotal Identified Maintenance Needs $ 39,597,156 • Recreation Centers $ 11,000,000 • Golf Courses $ 6,718,234 • Aquatic Centers $ 2,000,000 • Bob Duncan Center $ 824,300 • Medians $ 880,000 • Erosion Control $ 5,000,000 • Pond Dredging $ 1,696,959 • Parking Lots/Roadways $ 3,238,646 • Trails / Sidewalks $ 770,585 • Playgrounds $ 850,000 • Signage $ 325,000Total Identified Funding $ 3,567,113Total Infrastructure Gap $ 36,030,043
  36. 36. FY 2013 Department Business PlanPark Development Projects City Skate Park Skate Spot – Workman Park Southwest Nature Preserve Construction Rush Creek Mitigation Plan High Oak Terrace Bowman Branch Trail Construction Village/Rush Creek Feasibility Study MLK Sports Center Phase Two Design
  37. 37. FY 2013 Department Business PlanPark Improvement Projects Richard Simpson Park and Lake Room Site Design Vandergriff Park Design and Construction Helen Wessler Playground Burl Wilkes Park Renovations Randol Mill Restroom Rebuild Ditto Golf Course Master Plan
  38. 38. FY 2013 Department Business PlanTornado Reforestation ProgramKeep Arlington Beautiful Work PlanOur Community, Our KidsRental Services Business PlanMarketing and Sales PlanJohnson Creek Feasibility StudyAsset Management System ImplementationParks, Recreation and Open Space PlanRevisionsRichard Greene Linear Park Sculpture TrailHugh Smith Recreation Center Rebuild
  39. 39. FY 2013 Parks Gas Revenue Project List Project AmountCapital Maintenance Program $200,000Bob Duncan Center Plaza Renovations $75,000Don Misenhimer Park Sprayground Vault $240,000Lake Arlington Golf Course Erosion $200,000Rush Creek Mitigation Area $720,000Hugh Smith Recreation Center Parking Lot $85,000Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan Revisions $100,000City-Wide Skatepark at Vandergriff Park $300,000River Legacy Parking Lot Renovation $300,000High Oak Park Phase One Development $300,000W.O. and Zeta Workman Park Skate Spot $50,000Meadowbrook Golf Course Water Well $125,000Senior Recreation Center-New York HVAC $300,000 $2,995,000
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