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Budget Department : PARKS, OPEN SPACE & CULTURAL S
2019-20 Recommended Expenditures
* Other includes all segments less than 1% of the total. Negative segments are not shown.
By Budget Division 2019-20 Recommended 2018-19 Adopted Variance from 2018-19 Adopted
PARKS, OPEN SPACE & CULTURAL S
 
$9,664,550
80%
$9,033,440
80%
$631,110
7.0%
ART IN PUBLIC PLACES
 
$38,500
0%
$184,249
2%
$145,749
79.1%
COUNTY SERVICE AREA #11
 
$2,317,923
19%
$2,096,035
19%
$221,888
10.6%
Total
 
$12,020,973
100%
$11,313,724
100%
$707,249
6.3%
PARKS, OPEN SPACE, & CULTURAL SERVICES

Parks is responsible for over 1,400 acres of County park land, the Simpkins Family Swim Center, County beach access points, after-school and seasonal recreational programs and cultural services programs. In 2019-20 and 2020-21, Parks will be focused on programs and projects that enhance the County�s park areas and recreational services: Complete Chanticleer Park Phase I / LEO�s Haven � After breaking ground in April 2019, Parks will be completing the County�s first inclusive playground at Chanticleer Park. Simpkins Family Swim Center � Parks will be addressing critical deferred maintenance at the community pools facility and renovations of the Live Oak Community Rooms. Construction of the nature Discovery Park, adjacent to the Felton Library, will be an outdoor learning center and habitat restoration area. Parks, Probation and Human Services Department, is partnering with the County Administrative Office to pilot performance measurement to help manage internal operations and publish operational metrics for the public. With support from the County�s PRIMO! program, Parks is incorporating Continuous Process Improvement to improve maintenance crew deployments for maintaining County parks. Parks is offering an Internship Program for students to gain experience in the department.

ART IN PUBLIC PLACES

Art in Public Places provides art in the development of County building and remodeling projects with construction costs over $100,000, as well as public art in public areas for the general public�s enjoyment. The 2019-20 and 2020-21 budget supports art at County facilities, including installations at the new County Behavioral Health Office Building and County Libraries and continues the Traffic Box Art program.

COUNTY SERVICE AREA 11

County Service Area 11 (CSA 11) encompasses the entire county except for the four cities and the independent recreation districts of Alba, Boulder Creek, La Selva, and Opal Cliffs. It provides funds for park acquisition, park development and maintenance, recreation programs, and operation of the department. In the 2019-20 and 2020-21 budget, CSA 11 will fund new field equipment for maintenance crews and funding for deferred maintenance projects at various sites within the County parks system.

For additional information please see the full budget document.