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Increase and Diversify JCPRD “Reach” as County Grows • Rapidly growing population • Growing County • Added parks and recreation programs and facilities will reach more residents • Increased community involvement • Extend services to northeast part of county • Reaching more diverse groups in our community • Shifting demographics engage retired population; new markets! • Aging population that wants more parks and recreation Reshape Public Message of P+R Functions • Public support • Silent majority • Shifting mindset of public about parks and recreation (from a “park” to a necessity) • Untold story - value • New vision with newer and fresh look at master plan Prioritize Health and Wellness • Wellness emphasis • Room for growth in “wellness” arena • Growing interest in well-being. • JCPRD facilitation of company wellness programs • Health + wellness community wide Manage and Promote Resilient Sites • Education on issues related to park function: climate change, biodiversity, land management • Convert large scale prairie restorations • Huge conservation opportunity with undeveloped lands (pollinators, climate change, water) • Greenways as water quality treatment • Opportunity for increased biodiversity • Serve as model for native and sustainable management • Increased environmental awareness by the public[was initially recorded under: threat] • Adapt parks to climate change now vs. later [was initially recorded under: threat] Trail Development - Community Interest • Trail connectivity • Growing interest in walking, biking, & hiking • Great bike trails Threats Political Climate / County Level Regulations and Practices • Politics • Politics • Political climate • Lack of support from politicians • Vocal minority • Shift in political atmosphere to reduce government support for amenities • County politics • BOCC • Cooperation with BOCC • County intervention • County take-over • Changing boards – changing priorities for parks use • Ever changing Regulatory Rules, unfunded mandates • Lack of specific code to allow enforcement of trail closure Funding Issues • Threat: difficult financing • Decrease in funding jcprd legacy plan | 18

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JCPRD Legacy Plan Appendix  

Appendix to the Legacy Plan approved by the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners on behalf of the citizens of Johnson County, KS.

JCPRD Legacy Plan Appendix  

Appendix to the Legacy Plan approved by the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners on behalf of the citizens of Johnson County, KS.

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