Parks EventAlamance Parks provides parks and programs to residents in four major focus areas: natural parks and trails, rural community centers, youth athletics, and Special Olympics. Our mission is to provide parks, trails, and programs that inspire visitors and welcome all participants.

Workload Measures 2016/2017
Number of park visitations: 343,227
Number of shelter reservations: 110
Number of disc golf participants: 20,435
Usage of the walking track and playground at Eli Whitney Recreation Center: 36,060
Number of community center visitors: 135,825
Total developed Park acreage: 1200 acreas
Updated 5/22/17

GOALSPROGRESS
90% of Cedarock Park visitors rate their overall experiences as Excellent/Good.check
90% of Cedarock Park program participants rate their overall experience at Cedarock Park as Excellent/Good.check
90% of Alamance County Special Olympic Spring Games participants rate their experience as Excellent/Good.In Progress
90% of Alamance County Special Olympic Basketball Tournament participants rate their experience as Excellent/Good = 99%check
90% of Alamance County Special Olympics Bocce participants rate their overall experience as
Excellent/Good = 95%
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In order to improve cooperation between regional partners and increase opportunities for Special Olympics athletes, host at least one regional tournament in Alamance Countycheck
80% of ACRPD Youth Basketball team participants rate their overall experience as Excellent/Good.In Progress
In order to improve usability of our athletic facilites and increase awareness of the role of Alamance Parks in community, improve signage at E.M. Holt Athletic Complex and B. Everett Jordan Athletic ComplexIn Progress
80% of Little League Baseball/Softball participants rate their overall experience as Excellent/Good = 85%check
Work in conjunction with Elon University or other community partners to measure attendance at athletic facilities using statistical sampling. Track and report attendance.In Progress
90% of Haw River Trail site visitors rate their overall experience on the trail as Excellent/Good.In Progress
80% of Pleasant Grove Summer camp participants rate their experience as Excellent/Good = 100%check
90% of ACRPD staff will participate in training and learning opportunities for a minimum cumulative total value of 70 hours. (17 total)
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Institute recycling at 50% of ACPRD facilities.check
90% of ACRPD staff will participate in at least two off-site visitation/learning activities. (17 total)check
90% of ACRPD employees agree that they understand the Department’s direction and plan.In Progress

Long Term Goal: Improve user experience for current users of the equestrian trails at Cedarock Park and improve accesiblity to the equestrian trails by developing a new equestrian center offering trail rides for the public without horses, a dedicated entrance and overnight camping facilities.


GOALSPROGRESS
CRP Equestrian Goal Year 1 Objective: Install trail counter on equestrian trails. Track and report usage to establish baseline usage.check
CRP Equestrian Goal Year 1 Objective: Complete Installation of Phase 1 of Equestrian Complex at Cedarock Park including construction of new entrance, parking area and camping areas.In Progress

Overall Goal: Further the Department’s mission of completing the Haw River Trail/Mountains to Sea Trail to improve public access to the Haw River, improve and protect water quality, and provide a sustainable economic engine for riverside communities.


GOALSPROGRESS
HRT Goal- 2016-17 Objective: Construct and open trailhead on Valley Road in Graham and complete 1 mile of new trailIn Progress
HRT Goal- 2016-17 Objective: Complete constrution of Phase 1 of Saxapahaw Island Park including parking area and hiking trails.In Progress

Overall Goal: Increase overall digital engagement across all Department platforms by 15% by the end of FY 18-19

GOALSPROGRESS
Digital Engagement Goal- Year 1 Objective: Redesign the Haw River Trail Website to improve aesthetics, usability and content.check
Digital Engagement Goal- Year 1 Objective: Improve the recreation and parks page of the Alamance County website with updated information, image optimization and integration of blog content.
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Digital Engagement Goal- Year 1 Objective: Improve content and frequency of posting to the Haw River Trail Facebook page.check

Overall Goal: Improve the relevancy and value of Eli Whitney Recreation Center to the local community

GOALSPROGRESS
EW 2016-17 Objective: Convert unused baseball field to Dog ParkIn Progress
EW 2016-17 Objective: Make improvements to outside landscaping and building appearance
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