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Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Recreation is to provide high quality, diverse, and accessible programs, services, and facilities that enhance the quality of life for all ages, cultures, and abilities.

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Budget Overview

The total recommended FY22 Operating Budget for the Department of Recreation is $46,475,951, a decrease of $319,219 or 0.68 percent from the FY21 Approved Budget of $46,795,170. Personnel Costs comprise 60.31 percent of the budget for 148 full-time position(s) and 11 part-time position(s), and a total of 493.09 FTEs. Total FTEs may include seasonal or temporary positions and may also reflect workforce charged to or from other departments or funds. Operating Expenses account for the remaining 39.69 percent of the FY22 budget.

The Debt Service for the Recreation Fund is appropriated in the Debt Service Fund and is, therefore, not displayed in this section. To pay for the Debt Service, a transfer of funds from the Recreation Fund to the Debt Service Fund of $10,475,490 is required to cover General Obligation bond costs.

In addition, this department's Capital Improvements Program (CIP) requires Current Revenue funding.

County Priority Outcomes

While this program area supports all eight of the County Result Areas, the following are emphasized:

  • Thriving Youth and Families
  • A Greener County

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Program Performance Measures

Performance measures for this department are included below (where applicable), with multi-program measures displayed at the front of this section and program-specific measures shown with the relevant program. The FY21 estimates reflect funding based on the FY21 approved budget. The FY22 and FY23 figures are performance targets based on the FY22 recommended budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY23.

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Initiatives

  • Montgomery County Recreation's Youth Sports Initiative: This collaborative effort will address barriers to participation and youth sports silos to deliver youth sports in the County in a manner that is equitable and expands participation opportunities.

  • The Department implemented a Bike Safety Initiative in Partnership with MCDOT, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), and County Government to promote and support Vision Zero.

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Innovations and Productivity Improvements

  • TeenWorks: A tutoring, mentoring and academic support program launched in March that connects referred bilingual students to further support online learning and growth.
  • In response to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), Montgomery County Recreation established "Rec Room", a web-based virtual recreation center that delivers free and affordable recreation resources and opportunities to residents of all ages.
  • Launched the "Rec Your Way" program in January 2021. Rec Your Way is a new, personalized experience that allows customers to create a custom designed class to share with friends and family.

Program Descriptions

  Aquatics

The Aquatics programs provide recreational, fitness, instructional, competitive, therapeutic, and rehabilitative water activities that serve all residents. The broad ranges of programming include lessons, instructional wellness classes, and competitive programming such as dive and swim teams. Facilities also host a wide variety of local, regional, and national events and...

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  Countywide Programs

Countywide Programs offers essential and universally accessible recreation and leisure services to all residents across the region--an indicator of a healthy, affordable, and welcoming community. Program staff generates partnerships with local small businesses and non-profit organizations to activate key public and private spaces and to offer culturally responsive programs,...

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  Recreation Community & Neighborhood Centers

The Department of Recreation has 23 recreation centers throughout the County. These facilities provide affordable programs featuring leisure activities, social interaction, family participation, and community civic involvement, as well as promote community cohesion and identity for all ages. Our centers are designed to support sports, fitness, dance, community/social...

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  Senior Adult Programs

The Senior Programs Team offers a wide range of supports, opportunities, programs, services and facilities, which are designed to enhance the quality of life and help community members 55 and over remain active, engaged, and independent in their communities. Lifestyle and leisure program offerings such as fitness & wellness,...

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  Youth Development

The Youth Development team uses recreation to ensure young people are healthy, connected, and productive during out-of-school time. Program staff work to change the landscape of communities by tackling pressing and diverse issues, reducing barriers to participation, and improving equitable access to high quality out-of-school time opportunities which improve...

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  Administration

The Administration Program provides oversight, leadership, management and supervision to accomplish the Department's mission. The Administration Program includes the Department's senior management, the Director's Office and staff, as well as business and information technology services, communications and outreach, facility planning, asset replacement and fixed-cost management.The Business Services and Information Technology...

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Budget Trends
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Program Contacts

Contact Traci Anderson of the Department of Recreation at 240.777.6801 or Anita Aryeetey of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2784 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY20
Budget
FY21
Estimate
FY21
Recommended
FY22
%Chg
Bud/Rec
RECREATION
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages18477782.0022815599.00 15801802.00 23169351.001.6
Employee Benefits4673231.004869596.00 4355328.00 4781081.00-1.8
Recreation Personnel Costs23151013.0027685195.00 20157130.00 27950432.001.0
Operating Expenses10380580.0015430902.00 9459596.00 14846446.00-3.8
Recreation Expenditures33531593.0043116097.00 29616726.00 42796878.00-0.7
PERSONNEL
Full-Time148.00148.00 148.00 148.000.0
Part-Time11.0011.00 11.00 11.000.0
FTEs487.67490.38 490.38 490.380.0
REVENUES
Facility Rental Fees526119.00833850.00 120000.00 120000.00-85.6
Miscellaneous Revenues64129.0084365.00 129597.00 129597.0053.6
Miscellaneous Revenues - Parks ActiveNet0.0045232.00 0.00 45232.000.0
Other Licenses/Permits-19360.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Property Tax45248037.0046839468.00 46705658.00 48298521.003.1
Recreation Fee Subsidy0.00-800000.00 0.00 -800000.000.0
Recreation Fees5322290.005500000.00 1200000.00 1450000.00-73.6
Recreation Revenues51141215.0052502915.00 48155255.00 49243350.00-6.2
 
RECREATION NON-TAX SUPPORTED
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Recreation Non-Tax Supported Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses2466094.003600000.00 2258815.00 3600000.000.0
Recreation Non-Tax Supported Expenditures2466094.003600000.00 2258815.00 3600000.000.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
REVENUES
Recreation Fees4749644.008100000.00 3500000.00 8100000.000.0
Recreation Non-Tax Supported Revenues4749644.008100000.00 3500000.00 8100000.000.0
 
GRANT FUND - MCG
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages84779.0073454.00 73454.00 73454.000.0
Employee Benefits12769.005619.00 5619.00 5619.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs97548.0079073.00 79073.00 79073.000.0
Operating Expenses112348.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures209896.0079073.00 79073.00 79073.000.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs2.712.71 2.71 2.710.0
REVENUES
Federal Grants122216.0079073.00 79073.00 79073.000.0
State Grants23128.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues145344.0079073.00 79073.00 79073.000.0
 
DEPARTMENT TOTALS
Total Expenditures36207583.0046795170.00 31954614.00 46475951.00-0.7
Total Full-Time Positions148.00148.00 148.00 148.000.0
Total Part-Time Positions11.0011.00 11.00 11.000.0
Total FTEs490.38493.09 493.09 493.090.0
Total Revenues56036203.0060681988.00 51734328.00 57422423.00-5.4
FY22 Recommended Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
RECREATION
FY21 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION43116097490.38
Changes (with service impacts)
Enhance: Funding to support aeration, seeding, treatment, and maintenance at newly renovated field at White Oak Recreation Center. [Administration]600000.00
Eliminate: Fireworks Display at Germantown and Wheaton for Summer 2021 Due to COVID [Countywide Programs]-1351980.00
Reduce: Phased Reopening of Excel Beyond the Bell and RecXtra Sites for New Sites Opened in FY20, Which Were Paused Due to COVID-19 (One-time Reduction) [Youth Development]-3300000.00
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: FY22 Compensation Adjustment8088890.00
Increase Cost: FY21 Compensation Adjustment4444220.00
Increase Cost: Annual Maintenance - Shared Agency Booking System [Administration]250000.00
Increase Cost: Motor Pool Adjustment247830.00
Decrease Cost: Print and Mail Adjustment-1010.00
Decrease Cost: Cessation of Recreation Operations Due to Use of Facility as Shelter (One-time Reduction) [Recreation Community & Neighborhood Centers]-421240.00
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-793170.00
Decrease Cost: Annualization of FY21 Personnel Costs-2205730.00
Decrease Cost: Utilities Savings given closure of facilities due to COVID [Administration]-3550000.00
Decrease Cost: One-Time Seasonal Staff Reduction Due to Delayed Opening of Facilities Due to COVID [Recreation Community & Neighborhood Centers]-5200000.00
FY22 RECOMMENDED42796878490.38
 
RECREATION NON-TAX SUPPORTED
FY21 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION36000000.00
FY22 RECOMMENDED36000000.00
 
GRANT FUND - MCG
FY21 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION790732.71
FY22 RECOMMENDED790732.71
Program Summary
Program NameFY21 APPR
Expenditures
FY21 APPR
FTEs
FY22 REC
Expenditures
FY22 REC
FTEs
Administration1052430239.731009831137.73
Aquatics8731684120.189150365121.18
Countywide Programs849081582.01860045684.01
Recreation Community & Neighborhood Centers6998932105.446691343104.44
Senior Adult Programs268407729.89266418729.89
Youth Development9365360115.849271289115.84
Total46795170493.0946475951493.09
Charges to Other Departments
Charged DepartmentCharged FundFY21
Total$
FY21
FTES
FY22
Total$
FY22
FTES
RECREATION
CIPCapital Fund691870.50700700.50
Community Use of Public FacilitiesCommunity Use of Public Facilities288810.20292490.20
Total980680.70993190.70
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY22FY23FY24FY25FY26FY27
RECREATION
EXPENDITURES
FY22 Recommended42797.00000042797.00000042797.00000042797.00000042797.00000042797.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Restoration of Costs to Pre-COVID-19 Levels0.000000520.000000520.000000520.000000520.000000520.000000
Restoration of costs that were eliminated in the operating budget development year to return to pre-COVID-19 service delivery levels.
Labor Contracts0.000000378.000000378.000000378.000000378.000000378.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
South County Regional Recreation and Aquatic Center (P721701)0.0000001333.0000003346.0000003346.0000003346.0000003346.000000
Subtotal Expenditures42797.00000045028.00000047041.00000047041.00000047041.00000047041.000000
 
RECREATION NON-TAX SUPPORTED
EXPENDITURES
FY22 Recommended3600.0000003600.0000003600.0000003600.0000003600.0000003600.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Subtotal Expenditures3600.0000003600.0000003600.0000003600.0000003600.0000003600.000000
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