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Mission Statement

Provide quality parks, outdoor education, and recreation while preserving open space.

Vision

To become the outdoor recreation destination of choice for the community we serve.

Values (we believe in …)

Creating positive memories.
Integrity.
Public service.
Fiscal responsibility.
Environmental responsibility.

2016-2019 Strategic Plan

The Centerville-Washington Park District embarked upon the development of a strategic plan for a number of valuable reasons. First, at the end of 2014, three-fifths of the District’s senior management staff retired after a collective 85 years of service. These retirements created an obvious need to re-establish sound, unified direction for the coming years.

Second, the previous strategic plan had run its course, as all strategic plans do. The community and national economies were recovering from the extended economic recession. The previous plan was initiated at the start of the recession. Fortunately, things have improved throughout the community and the Park District’s direction needs to be in concert with what is occurring in the community.

And, third, there is a desire among all stakeholders to sustain parks, amenities, programs at high-quality levels.
This strategic plan is intentionally succinct, short and focused while challenging the organization to improve upon an already superior park system.

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2014-2024 Ten-Year Plan

The following plan has been developed for the operation, maintenance and development of the parks in the district for the next levy period, 2015-2024. This plan is meant as a guide and will be reviewed each year as budget planning takes place.

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