Parks and Recreation Short-Term Goals

Approved by the Board on February 9, 2017

Explore, Enhance, Promote, Connect, Encourage

Goal #1: Explore grant opportunities, partnerships with businesses, and fundraising efforts for improved facilities and programming

Plan of Action:

  • Fundraising Efforts by Larry Furr at Southern Event Center 3/26/17
  • Partner with Denton Lions Club for Legacy Project for recreation enhancements for visually impaired
  • Partner with Denton Animal Center for Dog Days in the Park Event
  • Partner with Subway and Denton Martial Arts for sponsoring Movie Nights (2)
  • Partner with Hickory Flat Hoedowners for FREE Entertainment in exchange for a New Student Registration Booth
  • Add 4 Editors to Facebook Page to help in promoting events on social media
  • Post 2017 events on Facebook, adding Schedule of Events to Town Website, and designing fliers for each event to be distributed and posted around town and other area publications.
  • Submit information to Town Website Design Consultant Rick Martin

Goal #2: Enhance awareness (speakers, field trips, surveys) while communicating and promoting (social media, website, fliers, news media)

1/12/17 – Guest Speaker: Teresa Williams – Lions Club – 2017 Legacy Projects
3/9/17 – Guest Speaker: Dr. Kelsey Greer – Denton Elementary School Principal
4/13/17 – Guest Speaker: SDMS Student Panel
TBD – Guest Speaker: Thomas Marshburn – Davidson County Parks and Rec. Director
TBD – Guest Speaker: Chris Phelps – Executive Director of TRIP (Tourism Investment
Partnership of Davidson County)

Goal #3: Promote recreation and enhance use at Harrison Park, Denton Community Park and explore future possibilities for use of Johnson property.

Plan of Action:

  • Construction of future ADA Compliant Restroom Facilities at Farmers Market
  • Uniformity and connection of Harrison Park and Farmers Market
  • Explore ideas of a future “Denton Dog Park” at Johnson Property

Goal #4: Connect with Davidson County Commissioners and County Parks and Recreation Department for improvements in southern Davidson County areas

  • Continue efforts to improve Denton Community Park (future splash pad, resurfacing basketball court, adding shrubbery and additional landscape along fence line and entrance)
  • Countywide Clean-Up through Sheriff's Department inmate program or community service hours
  • Improved entranceways along thoroughfares from High Rock Lake, NC Highway 109, Denton Road (all within County limits)

Goal #5: Encourage youth involvement in programs and events providing experience in community leadership and government services

  • SDMS Student Council participate in a Student Panel in April with P&R Board
  • Boy Scouts and area church youth groups participate in Spring Community Litter Sweep
  • High School Students working on community service hours
  • SDMS Chorus participate at Downtown Christmas Celebration event
  • SDHS Art students participate in face painting at various events
  • SDHS Band to be asked to participate in 2017 Downtown Christmas Celebration event

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