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ects. In January 2022, Maricopa
County expanded its partnership
with the American Conservation
Experience (ACE) to form the
Maricopa County Regional Parks
Trail Improvement Project, a youth
engagement and job training initiative
that will repair and improve
the existing park trails to enhance
the visitor experience and create
more sustainable trails to ease future
maintenance efforts.
From January to May 2022,
youth crews contributed to the
construction, renovation and major
maintenance of more than 63 miles
of trails in Cave Creek Regional
Park,
White
Regional Park,
Tank
Mountain
Lake Pleasant
Regional Park and parts of the
Tonto National Forest just outside
the city of Cave Creek. ACE crews
will continue to enhance our trail
system during the fall, winter and
spring through 2024.
It is unlikely that we would have
been able to initiate such a significant
effort without the funding we
received from the ARP. Had we not
taken the initiative to apply for this
funding, our park facilities and infrastructure
would have remained
as they were, which would have
only led to higher repair and maintenance
costs in the future.
There's Still Time
Some park professionals have been
very successful in emulating our
strategy of pursuing these funds,
and those who have not taken advantage
of this opportunity still can.
Park and recreation departments can
work with their state, county and
local government leaders to secure
remaining funding while it is still
available. As of August 2022, states
still had 21 percent of their funding
available, so it's not too late to apply.
This funding will not be available
forever though - once the money is
gone, it's gone for good. In the meantime,
I encourage my fellow park and
recreation professionals around the
country to advocate for themselves
to obtain this massive funding opportunity
while they can.
R.J. Cardin is Director of Maricopa County Parks and
Recreation.
City of Asheville, North Carolina
Max Cherry, Recreation Software Specialist,
on the autonomy Vermont Systems has given
the City of Asheville Parks and Recreation:
Making Parks and Recreation
Management a Walk in the Park
With a growing, active populace approaching
a half-million people, the City of Asheville
Parks and Recreation was doing a lot just to
keep pace. See how Vermont Systems
enabled them to streamline some of its most
critical and time-consuming tasks, from camp
registrations to payments, and simultaneously
improve the patron experience.
Watch a peer
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of the details here:
" That has been a huge breath of
fresh air and saved our department,
and the city, lots of money. "
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