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Department of Recreation (REC)

REC At A Glance

REC Mission Statement

What the Department Does and for Whom

The mission of the Montgomery County Department of Recreation is to provide high quality, diverse and accessible programs, services and facilities that enhance the quality of life for all ages, cultures, and abilities. FY2013 the Department had over 226,000 participants registered for services.

How Much? How Many?
  • FY15 Budget: $30,374,283 ; FY15 FTEs: 413.51

Aquatics

What the Department Does and for Whom

The Aquatics programs provide recreational, fitness, instructional, competitive, therapeutic, and rehabilitative water activities that serve all residents. The Department operates seven regional outdoor pools, as well as four indoor aquatics facilities, and a neighborhood spray park. The indoor pools serve the public 17 hours each day, 7 days a week, approximately 340 days a year. The outdoor pools and the spray park operate from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend

How Much? How Many?
  • TBD

County-wide Services

What the Department Does and for Whom

Through reorganizations this team now includes Classes, Contract Camps, Instructional, High School, and Adult Sports, Out of School programming for Teens, Trips and Tours, Special Events, and Therapeutic Recreation programs, camps, and inclusion services. The team serves residents from the ages of 2 years old to over 90 years old. Programs and leagues are carried out across the entire County and are carried out in Recreation Facilities, MCPS schools, County facilities, and Parks facilities

How Much? How Many?
  • TBD

Regions

What the Department Does and for Whom

 Through reorganizations this team is responsible for managing 20 Recreation Centers, 5 Senior Recreation Centers, Youth Sports, Camps, Summer Fun Centers and Adults ages 55+ Activity Programs. The recreation centers provide facilities and programs featuring leisure activities, social interaction, family participation, and community civic involvement, as well as promote community cohesion and identity. The largest Youth Sports program is basketball with over 6,451 registered participants. Summer Fun Centers are also the most popular summer camp option in the Department and serve children between 5 – 12 years old.

How Much? How Many?
  • TBD

Teens: Positive Youth Development Initiative

What the Department Does and for Whom

Sports Academies, Rec Extra, and Excel Beyond the Bell are Teen activities provided in cooperation with the County’s schools and the Collaboration Council. These programs take place during after school hours in selected High School and Middle Schools; providing safe environments for youth to engage in a sport or other leisure activity such as arts, fitness, dance, special interest, and leadership skills development. Other teen programming includes TEENworks, Teen Cafés, sports tournaments, and the Youth Advisory Council

How Much? How Many?
  • TBD

Seniors

What the Department Does and for Whom

Seniors offers services for adults age 55 and above which include five senior centers, neighborhood programs, classes, sports and fitness, trips, and special programs for frail and isolated seniors. Senior Centers are open five to six days per week and provide social, physical, recreation, educational, and community oriented activities. Senior neighborhood programs serve groups of 20-70 individuals who meet in recreation centers near their homes two to three days each week.

How Much? How Many?
  • TBD

Management Services

What the Department Does and for Whom

The Department’s Administration staff provides the management and supervisory oversight to accomplish the department’s mission, goals, and objectives. This team includes the Department’s senior managers who provide policy development, accountability, evaluation, planning, training, personnel/payroll, budget and fiscal oversight, the capital improvements projects, and technology improvements. The staff also manages the IT Department, which is responsible for maintenance of all software, computers, and point of sale machines at all facilities, including headquarters.

How Much? How Many?
  • TBD