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Program Description

  Recreation Community & Neighborhood Centers

The Department has 22 recreation centers located throughout the County. 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 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.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY18Actual FY19Estimated FY20Target FY21Target FY22
Number of recreation facility bookings5,1435,4305,6005,6505,700
Percent of planned programs in recreation centers completed83.9%85.98%87%

Program Budget Changes

FY21 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY20 Approved6870405104.73
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2214850.71
FY21 Recommended7091890105.44