A Thanksgiving Message From The Executive Director

As 2023 draws to a close and we enter a season of gratitude, we have the opportunity to reflect and give thanks. When I look around our community, I am grateful for the remarkable parks and places that we share: the playgrounds and fields that are vibrant and alive with activity, the quiet trails that allow us to experience the wonders of nature, and the abundant views of mountains, beaches, and wildlife.

I am grateful for the time we have to gather and celebrate during community events like the Scarecrow Festival and the upcoming Cookies with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, where families of all shapes and sizes can carry on traditions and create new memories.

But most of all, I am grateful for you, our community. Thank you for visiting your beautiful parks. Thank you for participating in the hundreds of programs that we provide for all ages and abilities every year. Thank you for your collaboration and partnership, and for generously volunteering your time and talents to enhance our community’s parks and recreation programs. Thank you for engaging with PenMet Parks – your voices shape our priorities. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to enhance the quality of life in our community through parks and recreation.

We are looking forward to continuing to serve everyone in our community in 2024 and beyond. Please review this Parks and Recreation Guide to learn more about upcoming programs and special events, current capital projects including the new indoor Community Recreation Center that is under construction, and other services that are available for you. More information and the latest updates are available on our website.

See you at the park!


Ally Bujacich, Executive Director