There are a growing number of community-initiated groups that focus on their neighborhood parks and recreation centers. They are called
Friends of groups, which are organizations involved in:
- Educational and Recreational Programming
- Lobbying for Improvements
- Planning, Fundraising, Habitat Restoration
- Support and Advocacy
- Volunteer Clean-up Days
- Volunteer Gardening
Friends of groups usually start because of a pressing need, but they often continue because the group realizes its power to effect change, catalyze community participation, and create sustainable solutions. To learn more please email Recreation and Parks Volunteer or visit the Join or Form a Friends Group page.
Park, Recreation, and Open Space Committee (PROSAC)
In addition, PROSAC is a citizen-led group that serves as a liaison between the Recreation and Park Commission and City residents. PROSAC is an excellent resource with experience building Friends groups. For more information, please email the Recreation and Parks Department.
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