The Parks & Recreation department operates year-round programs throughout the City’s public facilities, playgrounds, schoolyards, and various other locations to promote positive and healthy activities for all members of the Somerville community.
Personal Services Changes
Personal Services are projected up 7% for FY22.
Five Program Coordinator positions have been reclassified for FY22 and renamed to Specialized Program Coordinators.
Changes in salaries are due to negotiated collective bargaining agreements and merit increases based on annual performance reviews.
Ordinary Maintenance Changes
Ordinary Maintenance costs are projected up 0.6% for FY22.
There are no major changes to OM for FY22.
FY22 Goals & Measures of Progress
Goal 1: Increase accessibility for youth/adult leagues and special events by maximizing all available City facilities and fields.
- Utilize the small rink for programming during the summer months, coordinate with school district facilities to ensure 100% of available gym space is utilized for recreational programs benefiting Somerville residents, and acquire 1-2 more open spaces.
Goal 2: As part of the field’s master plan, maximize opportunities utilizing permitted field space to improve field maintenance usability, and sustainability.
- Develop plans to use permit revenue to improve energy efficient lighting, general maintenance, and turf maintenance at least 1 field per year.
Goal 3: Develop opportunities that increase recreational passive and active participation.
- Expand Champion’s workforce development program, increase female participation in programs, and expand programming for residents with special needs.
Goal 4: Improve Parks & Recreation department’s outreach capacity.
- Create new partnerships with compatible community departments and/or organizations that will improve accessibility to leisure and recreational opportunities for Somerville residents of all ages, languages, and backgrounds.