Park Agency Spotlight: Monroe County Parks & Recreation

Written by: Kaleigh Stephenson Posted on: May 9, 2022 Blog: News & Updates

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The Indiana Park and Recreation Association had the amazing opportunity to hear about the Monroe County Parks and Recreation from its Assistant Director, John Robertson. Please read below to learn more about John and Monroe County Parks!

What is your favorite memory at your park agency?

The most rewarding aspect is seeing the community enjoy our parks, greenways, events, and programs.

How does your agency contribute to the community?

Monroe County Parks and Recreation's mission is to provide quality parks, recreation, and educational programs; promote appreciation of environmental and cultural resources; and preserve greenspace.

What special events is your park agency known for? Please describe each one.

Being a smaller department, we often partner with local organizations to host events in our park system. A few of our larger annual events include Bug Fest Run for the Animals, Movie Night in the Park, and Blooming Cross Bike Race.

What do you see for the future of your park agency? What are your goals?

For the foreseeable future, I predict a continued focus on infrastructural improvements to enhance the Monroe County greenway system. Our department will continue to assess and adapt our programs and services to accommodate current recreational trends within our community.

Why do you choose to be a member of the Indiana Park and Recreation Association? How long have you been a member?

IPRA is an excellent resource for continued professional development and networking in the Parks and Recreation field.

How has your experience with IPRA benefited your park agency? What are some of the most rewarding aspects of your membership?

Our staff substantially benefit from the networking opportunities that IPRA provides. Our entire department utilized IPRA resources during all stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Want to learn more about Monroe County Parks and Recreation? Click here to view their website.

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