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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Boca Raton Looks to RECreate City Parks and Recreation

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BOCA RATON, FL – June 4, 2019 – The City of Boca Raton's Recreation Services Department is launching a community engagement campaign to determine needs and priorities for the future of Boca Raton and Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District parks, trails, beaches, recreation facilities, athletic fields, programs, services and City libraries. Members of the public are invited to the first kick-off meeting which will be held on June 13 from 5:30pm - 7pm at the Downtown Library.

"I'm excited for our community to work together to brainstorm new and innovative ideas which can be implemented in the next decade," explained Michael Kalvort, Recreation Services Director.

To lead this campaign, the City hired Indianapolis-based PROS Consulting, Inc., a nationally renowned parks and recreation management consulting firm. Neelay Bhatt, Vice President and Principal with PROS Consulting, Inc. and a veteran of 100+ similar planning initiatives will lead the process. Included in the campaign is a Recreation Services Community Needs Assessment survey that the City and Great Boca Raton Beach and Parks District provided funding for. The survey will be designed and implemented by PROS consulting beginning in June 2019 and concluding in February or March of 2020.

Phases of the community engagement campaign will include meetings and surveys with residents to learn about their interests and suggestions. The public will be able to follow along with the progress of the Needs Assessment group with updates on the website, and results will be presented in March/April 2020. The results will be used for future space, service and technology planning.

For additional information, visit Recreation Needs Assessment.

Anne Marie Van Casteren
Public Relations Specialist

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