Public Input sought on Parks and Recreation merger

Posted by on October 12, 2009

City seeks input on merger of parks, recreation

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis has invited Philadelphians to participate in “a conversation” on the merger of the city’s Fairmount Park System and Department of Recreation.

DiBerardinis says his vision for the newly merged Department is to become the nation’s premier Parks and Recreation provider. The vision entails becoming a leader in out of school time activities, as well as expanding outdoor recreational opportunities for adults and youth.  Identifying more space for parks and trails, along with ensuring that the City excels at maintaining its park land will be core to this mission.

He said he has been formulating a plan to achieve these goals but is seeking input from diverse perspectives to insure that the city develops a comprehensive and inclusive guide to its future efforts.

The city will host eight community meetings to listen to citizens’ thoughts on its plans for the future of Philadelphia’s Parks and Recreation Department.  For more information, click here.

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