Parks and Recreation

About the Parks Department

Purpose:
The Parks and Recreation’s mission is to contribute a healthy community through an integrated system of exceptional parks, facilities, trails, recreation services, cultural, and environmental stewardship as mandated by the community through participatory and financial support.

Mission Statement:
The Parks and Recreation Department’s mission is to contribute to a healthy community through an integrated system of exceptional parks, facilities, trails, recreation services, cultural, and environmental stewardship as mandated by the community through participatory and financial support.

Goals:
1.  Participate in the Tree City USA, America in Bloom and Playful City USA.
2.  Participate in the National Wildlife Foundations “Community Wildlife Habitat Program”, and work towards becoming a Certified as a “Community Wildlife Habitat.”
3.  Apply for multiple grants through the Missouri Department of Conservation.
4.  Continue to work towards the requirement necessary for the Parks and Recreation Department to become “Nationally Accredited” through the Commission for the Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies.
5.  Create and implement various Park and Recreation Policies and Procedures.

Parks and Recreation Strategic Action Plan

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