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The '''Albemarle County Department of Parks and Recreation''' operates nine parks with over 2,000 acres. The department also offers several recreational activities and youth and adult sports programs. Albemarle spends $22 a person on parks and recreation, the second lowest in the state<ref name="dp20101216">{{cite-progress|title=County appoints Parks and Recreation director|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2010/dec/15/county-appoints-parks-and-recreation-director-ar-719109/|author=|pageno=|printdate=December 15, 2010|publishdate=December 16, 2010|accessdate=December 16, 2010|cturl=}}</ref>. The county has 3,300 acres of parkland.
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The '''Albemarle County Department of Parks and Recreation''' operates 13 parks with over 3,775 acres. The department also offers several recreational activities and youth and adult sports programs. <ref name="budget2015">{{cite web|title=Albemarle County Parks & Recreation Operating Budget Presentation 2015|url=http://www.cvillepedia.org/mediawiki/index.php/File:20141209-ACParks-Budget-Presentation.pdf|author=|work=|publisher=Albemarle County|location=|publishdate=
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December 9, 2014|accessdate=December 12, 2014}}</ref>
  
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In 2010, the Board of Supervisors named [[Bob Crickenberger]] to serve as the new director.
  
 
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In August 2017, the county awarded a contract to Pros Consulting to conduct a needs assessment of Albemarle's recreational needs. <ref>{{cite web|title=Notice of Intent to Award|url=ftp://ftp.albemarle.org/PurchBids/RFP_2017_06063_72/Notice_of_Intent_to_Award.pdf|author=|work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate=August 2, 2017|accessdate=August 8, 2017}}</ref>  
Albemarle’s per capita parks and recreation spending is the second lowest among comparable Virginia localities, with the county spending less than $22 per resident per year, according to figures presented by county officials in October. At the same time, Albemarle has more park acres than all of its peer localities, 3,300; James City County is second, with 1,500 acres.
 
 
 
[[Pat Mullaney]] stepped down earlier this year as director. The Board of Supervisors has named [[Bob Crickenberger]] to replace him<ref name="dp20101216" />.
 
  
 
==Parks==
 
==Parks==
 
*[[Beaver Creek Lake]]
 
*[[Beaver Creek Lake]]
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*[[Byrom Park]]
 
*[[Charlotte Yancey Humphris Park]]
 
*[[Charlotte Yancey Humphris Park]]
*[[Chris Greene Lake]]
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*[[Chris Greene Lake Park]]
*[[Darden Towe Park]]
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*[[Darden Towe Park]] (co-operated with City of Charlottesville) <ref name="budget2015" />
 
*[[Dorrier Park]]
 
*[[Dorrier Park]]
 
*[[Mint Springs Valley Park]]
 
*[[Mint Springs Valley Park]]
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*[[Preddy Creek Park]]<ref>[http://cvilletomorrow.typepad.com/charlottesville_tomorrow_/2008/07/new-parks.html 'Two new parks in Albemarle County']. 15 Jul. 2008. Charlottesville Tomorrow. 22 May 2009.</ref>.
 
*[[Simpson Park]]
 
*[[Simpson Park]]
*[[Totier Creek]]
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*[[Totier Creek Park]]
 
*[[Walnut Creek Park]]
 
*[[Walnut Creek Park]]
  
[[Byrom Park]] and [[Preddy Creek Park]] will be open to the public from July 2009<ref>[http://cvilletomorrow.typepad.com/charlottesville_tomorrow_/2008/07/new-parks.html 'Two new parks in Albemarle County']. 15 Jul. 2008. Charlottesville Tomorrow. 22 May 2009.</ref>.  
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==Use==
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In 2010, Albemarle spent $22 a person on parks and recreation, the second lowest in the state. <ref name="dp20101216">{{cite-progress|title=County appoints Parks and Recreation director|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2010/dec/15/county-appoints-parks-and-recreation-director-ar-719109/|author=|pageno=|printdate=December 15, 2010|publishdate=December 16, 2010|accessdate=December 16, 2010|cturl=}}</ref>.
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By 2014, spending per capita dropped to $21 despited the per capita acreage growing to 36 per resident.  
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Albemarle’s per capita parks and recreation spending is the second lowest among comparable Virginia localities, with the county spending less than $22 per resident per year, according to figures presented by county officials in October.
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In FY2015, 54 percent of the operating budget went to maintenance. <ref name="budget2015" /> The department employs 20 full-time workers and 220 part-time workers.
  
 
==Trails==
 
==Trails==
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Increasingly the department is relying on volunteers to help build and maintain trails. In the past five years, more than 15 miles have been added
 
Increasingly the department is relying on volunteers to help build and maintain trails. In the past five years, more than 15 miles have been added
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==Needs assessment==
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Supervisors were briefed at the mid-point of the study in February 2018. <ref>{{cite web|title=Supervisors briefed on survey for Albemarle’s parks and rec needs|url=http://cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/29817-albemarle-parks-recreation-assessment/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=February 7, 2018|accessdate=June 10, 2018}}</ref>
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==History==
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The department developed a master plan for the system in April 1977 that was the subject of a public hearing on [[September 14]], [[1977]]. <ref>{{Minutes-boardofsupervisors|url=https://lfweb.albemarle.org/weblink/DocView.aspx?id=3854&dbid=0|when=September 14, 1977|documentid=3854|accessdate=July 15, 2019}}</ref>
  
 
==External link==
 
==External link==
 
[http://www.albemarle.org/department.asp?section_id=1827&department=parks Albemarle County Department of Parks and Recreation website]
 
[http://www.albemarle.org/department.asp?section_id=1827&department=parks Albemarle County Department of Parks and Recreation website]
  
==Notes==
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==References==
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[[Category: Albemarle County departments|Parks and recreation]]
 
[[Category: Albemarle County departments|Parks and recreation]]
 
[[Category:Albemarle County Parks|Department of Parks and Recreation]]
 
[[Category:Albemarle County Parks|Department of Parks and Recreation]]

Latest revision as of 14:32, 15 July 2019

The Albemarle County Department of Parks and Recreation operates 13 parks with over 3,775 acres. The department also offers several recreational activities and youth and adult sports programs. [1]

In 2010, the Board of Supervisors named Bob Crickenberger to serve as the new director.

In August 2017, the county awarded a contract to Pros Consulting to conduct a needs assessment of Albemarle's recreational needs. [2]

Parks

Use

In 2010, Albemarle spent $22 a person on parks and recreation, the second lowest in the state. [4].

By 2014, spending per capita dropped to $21 despited the per capita acreage growing to 36 per resident.

Albemarle’s per capita parks and recreation spending is the second lowest among comparable Virginia localities, with the county spending less than $22 per resident per year, according to figures presented by county officials in October.

In FY2015, 54 percent of the operating budget went to maintenance. [1] The department employs 20 full-time workers and 220 part-time workers.

Trails

The parks system has over 50 miles in walking trails, having added around 15 miles in the past five years[5]. Different groups help patrol different parks. The Charlottesville Area Mountain Club helps take care of trails at Walnut Creek Park and is helping create trails at the new Preddy Creek Park. Members of the Crozet Trails Crew builds and maintains pathways at Beaver Creek Lake.

Increasingly the department is relying on volunteers to help build and maintain trails. In the past five years, more than 15 miles have been added

Needs assessment

Supervisors were briefed at the mid-point of the study in February 2018. [6]

History

The department developed a master plan for the system in April 1977 that was the subject of a public hearing on September 14, 1977. [7]

External link

Albemarle County Department of Parks and Recreation website

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Web. Albemarle County Parks & Recreation Operating Budget Presentation 2015, Albemarle County, December 9, 2014, retrieved December 12, 2014.
  2. Web. Notice of Intent to Award, August 2, 2017, retrieved August 8, 2017.
  3. 'Two new parks in Albemarle County'. 15 Jul. 2008. Charlottesville Tomorrow. 22 May 2009.
  4. Web. County appoints Parks and Recreation director, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, December 16, 2010, retrieved December 16, 2010.
  5. Shulleeta, Brandon. "Trail Volunteers Fill in Gaps | Charlottesville Daily Progress." Charlottesville News, Sports, Business, Events and Jobs | Charlottesville Daily Progress. 12 June 2010. Web. 14 June 2010. <http://www2.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/article/trail_volunteers_fill_in_gaps/57172/>.
  6. Web. Supervisors briefed on survey for Albemarle’s parks and rec needs, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 7, 2018, retrieved June 10, 2018.
  7. Web. County of Albemarle, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Minutes, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, Albemarle County, September 14, 1977, retrieved July 15, 2019.