Austin Parks and Recreation Department Strategic Plan 2017-2021
Prior to commenting on the discussion topics please read the complete DRAFT Strategic Plan here: Strategic Plan
The complete Vision, Mission, and Values are detailed in the plan. This discussion will focus on Action strategies and Tasks related to the Goals and Strategic Initiatives outlined in the plan. Please read the full document for more information regarding each Goal and a guide to reading the Strategic Plan.
Strategic planning produces fundamental decisions and actions by guiding an organization from where it is, to where it wants to be, and providing a roadmap on how to get there. Over the last year, the Parks and Recreation Department has engaged in a strategic planning process focusing on honing and articulating our vision, mission, values and goals.
Parks and Recreation Department Strategic Plan, 2017-2022 contains action strategies and tasks to ensure each PARD division works in specific and measureable ways to fulfill the agency mission. This Strategic Plan will:
• Ensure that PARD leadership, staff, and Austin residents know where the Department is headed and how they are going to get there;
• Make Informed short- and long-range decisions that support the organization’s mission; and
• Develop collaborative and innovative strategies to move the organization forward, focused on its purpose and goals.
With this Strategic Plan, the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is taking definitive steps towards realizing a vision where it can continue to be an innovative leader in parks and recreation services.