Plans and reports help guide what we do by providing valuable direction regarding how to apply our resources. Ultimately, plans help us achieve our short-term and long-range goals, and fulfill our mission, vision, and values.
Certain plans and reports reflect the outcome of studies on the feasibility of ideas, activities, or facilities in our community while others include Master Plans for property development and usage or organizational priorities. These plans and reports are a necessary step to inform the community regarding demand, interests, design options, and estimates of cost, as well as strategic goals and objectives. These plans are developed through an open public process that engages and invites community participation.
The PenMet Parks Strategic Plan reflects our commitment to fulfilling our mission of enhancing the quality of life through the parks and recreation opportunities that we provide for our community. Centered around our mission, vision, and values, the strategic themes, initiatives, and objectives contained within this plan will steer the District into the future as we advance our vision to be a leader promoting health and well-being in a thriving community.
The purpose of the Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan is to identify community priorities for parks, recreation, and open space. It guides PenMet Parks when making decisions or taking actions regarding planning, acquiring, developing, or enhancing parks, open space, or recreational facilities and programs. The plan is updated periodically, but at least every six years and was last updated in 2018. On October 17, the PenMet Board of Park Commissioners adopted the updated 2024 PROS Plan for our more than 650 acres of community park land and you, the people we serve.
The PenMet Parks Fees and Services Assessment aligns with the District’s Strategic Plan and creates a framework for future planning, programming, budgeting, pricing and resource allocation for the District. It intends to be flexible and responsive to changing conditions, allowing the District to allocate its resources consistently and provide valuable information for decision-making and setting priorities for improvements to the system.