Saturday, December 1, 2012

NVRPA (Potomac Overlook) Strategic Plan 2012-2017

Both the Plan and the video are typical of strategic plans: filled with vague statements and lofty goals, but not overly informative or surprising.  The plan calls for land acquisition, better care of trails, better use of volunteers, better use of partners, and better use of technology. One interesting data point is that NVRPA generates 83% of its budget through user fees (think swimming pools, cabins...).   NVRPA wants to diversify its offerings so that there are more things to do in the parks.  

The plan also reflects why it is important of taking surveys.  The plan reflects the input it received from park patrons who took a NVRPA survey.
  • Park Facilities that respondent households have a need for: #1 Paved walking and biking trails
  • Most important park and recreation facilities: #1 Paved walking and biking trails

These survey results influence where the NVPRA will place its priorities.

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