The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine is a nationally
recognized and award-winning organization with 1,100 full-time/parttime
staff and a budget of $57 million. The Department oversees
facilities and programs that reflect the needs and interests of a
culturally diverse community, including: 170 parks with more than 3,200
acres devoted to open space and recreation, 27 community centers, 3
public pools, 6 miles of beaches, and 3 marinas.
The Department provides free and fee-based recreational programs
and leisure opportunities, both self-directed and organized, for people
of all ages and cultures. Youth programs include free youth sports for
ages 5 to 14 serving nearly 10,000 participants annually, summer and
vacation day camps, 2,100 recreational and educational classes,
sailing and aquatics instruction, teen center activities, skateboarding
opportunities, and supervised afterschool and weekend activities at
parks and schools. In addition, approximately 12,000 youth
participate in non-Department sports leagues that utilize park facilities.