Recreation 210 ? 2/20/08 Government Sponsored Public Recreation Programs Who do they serve? The one group that serves everybody Assistance to other community groups > libraries, museums, theaters ?new? marketing thrust ??? $$$ - How is it paid for? Taxes ? sales tax ? property tax Fees & charges Grants ? very few grants for operating things ? heritage fund. Lottery money helps parks and recreation. Contributions ? not a lot of cash contribution Other things > sponsors, special district fees ? in phoenix you pay 1/10 of a cent goes into Senoran preserve. Facilities & Equipment Parks (#1 thing). Impossible to maintain. Got destroyed, replacing them took forever. They were small you had to drive to them. Took much time and not worth it. Neighborhood park, typically 5 acres. ? basketball court, playground, picnic armadas. Maybe a little smaller Community parks support every 4 square miles. Ball fields, volleyball, bigger playground. Sometimes swimming pools ? associated with schools. District park ? 120 acres. Friendship park in Avondale. Rose Moffard Park on 25th ave and Peoria. Regional parks. Arizona ? White Tanks McDowell Mountain. Thunderbird Park. Linear parks ? long skinny parks along canals or rail road tracks. Community centers (#2 thing) Open space Playgrounds Under 7 Age 7-12 No playgrounds for teens. They usually have basketball courts and skate parks and malls! Staff Professional is very college educated. Have to have a college degree. Even to do part time. Part timers Federal Government ? all have recreational leaders Outdoor > National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management (Pete), Forest Service, Fish & Wildlife Service, Corps of Engineers Assistance to others > tourism, Indian tribes, environmentalists $$$ problems ? don?t think they can charge enough Problem > lack of coordination between agencies Politics ? raising fees at the grand canyon because it costs too much to maintain it State Government Outdoor > AZ State Parks - camp grounds, lakes & rivers, caves, historical areas, hospitals, prisons, universities (all state run), therapeutic Power from Constitution > hand down to local government, gave power to cities to organize city recreation. Unless you have power you can?t run programs. Park Districts & Counties Chicago ? few cities that do big things like park district. Own taxes etc? Maricopa County ? parks and recreation O?neil Park and pool, University Park both started at county park. Municipal Government Parks, pools, playgrounds, centers, special sites (historical and outdoor), sports complexes, cultural facilities Programs > a little bit of everything, year round and seasonal Employment Patterns ? everything except administrator is civil service. Civil service Contractual- g et contract move into PT then move into full time Hiring process ? hiring dept. you have to fill out application, best are interviewed and is hired. Huge number of jobs. Doesn?t have the most. Travel and tourism has the most number of jobs. Vern passes out handouts? Go to: Vern also went over this site.. HYPERLINK "http://phoenix.gov/update/schedule1.pdf" http://phoenix.gov/update/schedule1.pdf
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