To enhance our community by providing outstanding services, parks and facilities through environmental, social and financial stewardship


To be recognized as a national leader in delivering innovative park and recreation services based on responsiveness, trust and accountability to our community

Our Guiding Principles

Building Strong Relationships and Community

  • We recognize the positive impact we have on people’s lives and constantly strive to improve the quality of life for the people we serve.
  • We build meaningful and lasting relationships based on strong values, a common purpose and mutual respect.
  • We value diversity and actively seek people with different perspectives and experiences.
  • We support achieving balance in our professional and personal lives.

Honesty and Integrity

  • We maintain the highest ethical standards.
  • We communicate honestly and transparently.

Accountability and Respect

  • We strive to deliver results that add value to the community we serve.
  • We recognize that each of us has a choice in what we do and how we do it.
  • We learn from our mistakes and focus on continuous improvement.

Professional Growth and Innovation

  • We support efforts that will enhance, educate and develop our employees.
  • We encourage creativity and innovation.


  • We appreciate that all of us are more effective than any one of us.
  • We encourage collaboration and collective problem solving.
  • We create an integrated organization free of boundaries.
  • We embrace the diversity of our team.

Pursuing Excellence

  • We believe our efforts make a difference as stewards of our community.
  • We recognize that being good is simply not good enough.