Oakland County Parks and Recreation annual report now online

Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission announces its 2011 Annual Report is now online at DestinationOakland.com. The annual report offers a glimpse of parks, programs and services provided to the parks’ 1.6 million local and regional visitors annually.

“We’re currently in the fourth year of a 10-year Strategic Master Plan that guides planning efforts at all levels of the organization,” Executive Officer Dan Stencil said. “The annual report will serve as an opportunity for the parks system to touch base with the residents and leaders of Oakland County.”

The annual report is based on five initiatives developed to focus staff efforts and guide future direction. Highlighted in the report, the initiatives are: Urban Recreation; Rural Recreation; Natural Resources and Environment; Healthy Living; and Sustainability.

Additionally, the report highlights many of the parks system’s accomplishments in 2011 by providing stories about specific programs and projects that make Oakland County Parks and Recreation an innovative and unique organization.

“Our goal is to provide memorable, quality recreation experiences for all our visitors,” Stencil said. “The annual report conveys the efforts we are undertaking to accomplish that goal.”

The Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission encompasses 6,700 acres at 13 parks including 65 miles of trails, three dog parks, two waterparks, five golf courses, two campgrounds and a nature center.

The annual report will be distributed to Oakland County’s 62 cities, villages and townships, as well as county commissioners and partner organizations. Copies of the annual report are available upon request.

For more information on the Oakland County Parks and Recreation 2011 Annual Report, visit DestinationOakland.com or find us on Facebook.