Franklin (MA) Recreation Dept Update


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presentation to the Town Council Weds, May 14 by Recreation Dept Director Ryan Jette.

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Franklin (MA) Recreation Dept Update

  1. 1. Franklin Recreation Department Ryan Jette Director of Recreation
  2. 2. What we do…  The Recreation Department offers Franklin and Medway residents a variety of programs and events for youths and adults as well as coordination of youth sports organizations field use and field maintenance. Our department continues to grow each year. In 2013, we had over 4500 kids enrolled in activities and brought in close to $500,000. in revenue.
  3. 3. Programs  Programs-Over 100 programs annually (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter)  Events-typically one day and free to the public  Camps: 3 camps (King, Choate, Sports)  Beach: Chilson Beach
  4. 4. Programs in 2014 2014 Girls Lacrosse Medway Summer Camp 2014 Girls On the Run 2014 Spring Adult Flag Football Medway Summer Camp 2014 (3 Day Option) Girls on the Run FALL April Vacation 2014 More Fun w/ Friends Lunch Bunch Happy Dogs Hike 2014 Archery 2014 More Fun with Friends (Tues.) 2014 Home Alone Safety Art inspired by the Cake Bar! More Fun with Friends (Wed.) 2014 Intro to Robotics Art Summer Camp! More Fun With Friends Lunch Bunch (Mon) 2014 Jedi Engineering W/ LEGO's ARTventure Studios Mother's Day: Mother-Daughter Tea Party! Kid Care Babysitting 2014 ARTventure Valentine's Day Art Party!! NHL Street Hockey 2014 Ladies Light Hike 2014 Baseball- Summer 2014 PEE WEE BASEBALL 2014 (Spring) Learn to EXTREME Coupon Basketball 2014 (K-12 grade) Peter Cottontail's EGGcellent Adventure Track & Field 2014 (Indoor) Chilson Beach 2014 PhysicsFUN Track & Field 2014 (Outdoor) CIT Franklin/Medway Summer Camp 2014 Preschool Little Engineers (Drop Off) Trick-or-Treat Extravaganza Community Garden (King Street) 2014 Preschool Mad Scientists (Drop Off) Umass Football Cookies and Cocoa w/ Santa Preschool Science: The Amazing Body Volleyball (Girls) 2014 CPR 2014 Preschool Science: Travel Through Space Wrestling 2014 Curb Your Cravings: Nutrition 101 for Busy Moms Robotics 1 Your First 5K Disc Golf Robotics II Youth Golf Lessons 2014 Engineering FUNdamentals W/ LEGO Rocketry! First Friends 2014 Exercising Confidence: Boosting Mental Toughness Run For Your Life 2014 First Friends Camp 2014 Exploration Station & Ooey Gooey For You 2014 Science Camps! Franklin Summer Camp 2014 February Vacation 2014 Science for Seedlings Tennis 2014 (Summer) Tomorrow Star's Summer Sports Camps 2014 Summer Sports Camps 2014 Swimming Lessons 2014
  5. 5. Fall Programs  NFL Flag Football-478 kids (ages 6-14)  Girls Field Hockey-228 kids (ages 6-14)  Golf (year round)-300 kids/adults  Cross Country-60 kids  Girls on the Run-75 girls (year round)
  6. 6. Winter Programs  Basketball-1450 kids (K-12)  Indoor Track & Field-75 kids (ages 6-14)  Volleyball-55 girls (middle school)  Wrestling-35 kids  Ice Skating lessons  Indoor field hockey and lacrosse
  7. 7. Spring Programs  Girls Lacrosse-290 kids (year round)  Pee Wee Baseball-420 kids (year round)  Street Hockey-120 kids  Outdoor Track and Field-75 kids  Girls on the Run  Golf Lessons
  8. 8. Summer Programs  King Street & Choate Park Summer Camp-800 kids  Chilson Beach-Franklin residents only  Summer Sports Camps (Beaver turf)-300 kids  Pre School camp (Emmons Street)-188 kids  4th of July Road Race-100+ runners  Archery, Baseball & week long educational programs (computer software, engineering)
  9. 9. Events  Earth Day  Disc golf  Community Garden at King Street  4th of July Road Race  Peter Cottontails EGGcellent Adventure  Pepsi Pitch Hit and Run  NFL Punt pass and kick
  10. 10. Community Education  CPR/AED Training  First Aid Classes  Kid Care Babysitting classes  Seasonal programs: Valentines Day art, Cookies w/ Santa, Mothers Day Tea party, Sports injury prevention, concussion training, learn to crochet
  11. 11. How we do it…..Staffing  The Recreation Department has 1 full time director, 1 full time program coordinator, and 1 part time administrative assistant.  45% of our salaries budget is made up of season payroll. (23 camp counselors, 10 lifeguards, 3 gate guards, 4 certified pre school teachers, 2 art instructors, 50+basketball referees and more)  19 Senior tax work out (volunteers)
  12. 12. Fields & Playgrounds The Recreation Department is in charge of permitting all fields and playgrounds in town. We work closely with the DPW to ensure proper maintenance of all playgrounds is kept up to ASTM and CPSC standards.
  13. 13. Fields & Playgrounds  Dacey Community Field Playground (2007)  Fletcher Field Playground (2004)  Nason Street Tot Lot (2003)  King Street Memorial Playground (2005)  Vendetti Playground at Beaver Pond (2005)  DelCarte Recreation Area (2014)  Fields & Locations  Dacey Community Fields on Lincoln Street  Fletcher Field on Peck Street  Pisani Field (formally Theron Metcalf) on Peck Street  King Street Memorial on King Street  Beaver Pond (Chilson Beach) on Beaver Street  Franklin High School on Oak Street  Horace Mann School on Oak Street  Parmenter School on Wachusett Street  Davis Thayer School on East Central & Union Street  Remington-Jefferson School on Washington Street  J.F.Kennedy School on Pond Street  Oak Street School on Oak Street  Tri County Regional Vocational High School on Pond Steet  Meadowlark Field on Meadowlark Lane off Chestnut Street
  14. 14. Community Service & Eagle Scouts  We provided over 1000 hours of community service in 2013. And over 700 hours of eagle scout badges in 2013. Disc golf course, playground kiosks, park benches, signage, etc.  FHS and Tri County students come to our department to fulfill their required hours of community service.
  15. 15. Future of Recreation in Franklin  Continued improvements to Dacey disc golf  Spray park  DelCarte Recreation Area  Turf Field replacement  QUESTIONS?