The 2023 annual operating budget for PenMet Parks dedicated funding to update our comprehensive Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan. The purpose of the PROS Plan is to identify community priorities for parks, recreation, and open space. It is updated periodically, but at least every six years. The current PROS Plan was completed in 2018 — so, it is time to do this important work for our more than 650 acres of community park land and you, the people we serve.
The PROS Plan update began in January 2023, featuring five phases of work with 15 deliverables that are shown as date-specific project milestones. The deliverables include Level of Service Analysis and Mapping, a Recreation Program Assessment Report, and an Operation and Maintenance Assessment to be completed by June, coinciding with District budget planning. The PROS Plan is anticipated to be completed at the end of summer 2023.
When PenMet Parks developed our Strategic Plan in 2022, the community offered essential guidance. Now, the District needs your ideas for the new PROS Plan! We invite you to visit our PROS Plan virtual community — there is now an Ideas Wall, Interactive Map, and Open Forum. Please share your thoughts with us.
We are excited to provide information and news related to this project. For questions or inquiries, please contact Denis Ryan, Director of Parks Services for PenMet Parks.