Vision, Mission and Goals of the new Department of Parks and Recreation

Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis has asked the Parks Alliance to share the draft of the Vision, Mission and Goals of the new Department of Parks and Recreation with our constituents.  This draft reflects the input of more than 700 community partners and staff, who have reviewed the document since early May and have shared feedback reflective of their concerns and aspirations.  Click here for a printable version or find below.

Over the summer, Commissioner DiBerardinis and senior staff will be visiting neighborhoods to continue an open dialogue as the merger process of the Deparment of Parks and Recreation moves ahead.


Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation
Vision, Mission and Goals

Vision
The Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation will be the nation’s premier park and recreation system by connecting to the City and region’s environmental, economic, social, cultural, historic and physical health through programs, practices and policies.

Mission
The Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation promotes the well-being of the City, its citizens and visitors, by offering beautiful natural landscapes and parks, high quality recreation centers and athletic programs, important historic properties and enriching cultural and environmental programs.

Goals
•    Create department-wide sustainable practices
•    Improve the quality of life for citizens of all ages, attracting and engaging residents and visitors and supporting a positive business climate
•    Support the development of sustainable communities and help maintain stable neighborhoods
•    Help keep kids safe, active, healthy and ready to learn; connecting them to their communities and to parks, recreation and the natural world

The Parks Alliance will continue keep you updated as this process continues.

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