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Program Description

  Recreation Regions and Community Centers

The Department has 22 recreation centers, located throughout the County. The Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center is currently under construction. These community recreation centers provide facilities and programs featuring leisure activities, social interaction, family participation, and community civic involvement, as well as promote community cohesion and identity.

The centers are designed to support sports, fitness, dance, community/social activities, and arts programs. Activities include instructional programs, organized competitions, performances and exhibitions, recreational clubs and hobby groups, and accessibility initiatives for special populations. Center spaces are available for community activities, party rentals, receptions, and civic group meetings. User fees are charged for room rentals, special programs, fitness room memberships, and services offered at each facility. Designated sites offer afterschool programs for children and youth, such as Club Adventure and Club Friday, at affordable prices.

The section is divided into three geographic service areas. Area supervisors and staff plan and coordinate recreation services and activities in their area. They also assist with the delivery of services, perform customer assessments of programs, and provide staff who serve as liaisons with schools and community groups in the area. Area staff also manage local community-based activities, such as community days, festivals, and other special events.

Program Contacts

Contact Ginny Horvath of the Department of Recreation at 240.777.6842 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved6508694100.02
Add: Re-open Expanded Wheaton Community Recreation Center5155433.96
Reduce: Close Facilities for President's Day and Veteran's Day Due to Low Usage-26953-0.88
Reduce: Operating Expenses in Regional Management-407290.00
Reduce: Operating Funding in Facilities for Community, Holiday, and Special Events While Maintaining Core Facility Operations, Ongoing Programs, and One Large Community Event Per Center-1656480.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.794981.63
FY20 Approved6870405104.73