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Parks and Recreation Guide Future

We’re changing the way we deliver our news and program offerings to you. 

We'll be relying a bit less on printed paper and postage – and a bit more on email and social media messaging to drive community members to our robust online resources and recreation program registration system.

 

What’s changing?

  1. The Winter Guide will be mailed to homes later in December than previous years. The guide is posted online and plenty of guides are available at the recreation centers. This shift will allow us to save postal costs by combining the Winter Guide with our New Year’s Fitness Sale mailer. However, winter session registration (for classes and programs beginning in January) will open as usual the first Tuesday in December (Dec. 5), and we’ll share the word through facility and electronic messaging to alert those wishing to register early.
  2. This spring , we’ll publish our Summer Camp Guide and open camp registration a bit earlier (February, instead of March). Also coming in March is the department's first combined Spring/Summer Parks and Rec Guide. Registration opens for both sessions Tuesday, March 6.

Why these changes now?

A year ago, we asked BPR Guide recipients and facility users how they obtain department news and information. We received more than 500 responses and learned that you’re increasingly using the web, email and social media prompts to access our latest news and information, including the digital version of the Guide. We heard you! So, starting with this winter edition, we’re reducing our print mailings from six in 2016 to five in 2017 to four in 2018.

How can you stay informed?

The best way to ensure you’re getting priority access to the latest news and program offerings is share your current email address with us. If you’re active on Facebook or Twitter, follow us there. Finally, we’ll continue to mail three BPR Guides a year to all active patrons at least two to four weeks prior to the start of each session.

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