WRRC

Mission Statement
The Warwick Regional Recreation Commission (WRRC) is an inter-governmentalagency committed to providing information, knowledge, and enhancement of the parks and recreation opportunities for residents of the Warwick School District.

WRRC Priorities

  • Develop relationships with an understanding of the histories and traditions of the various stakeholders.
  • Establish standardization and centralization of year round schedules for fields and facilities. The schedule should reflect both maintenance ad field/facility use.
  • Standardize rules, regulations, and inspections for the parks within all participating entities.
  • Solicit quotes for liability insurance on behalf of the recreation commission.
  • Establish a public relations program to better inform the public of recreation opportunities (including LRC).
  • Review options to expand recreation opportunities for all age groups, including the over 45 age group.
  • Secure funding for a new park in Elizabeth Township.
  • Oversee the Lititz/Ephrata Trail Feasibility study.
  • Secure funding to finish the fields at John Beck and Kissel Hill Elementary Schools.
  • Research funding options for the construction of the Lititz/Warwick Trailway.
  • Establish a capital plan and secure possible funding for the repair and maintenance of the Lititz Springs Pool.

What are the benefits to the community?

  • Coordination of the many existing community recreation organizations and groups, most of which are volunteers.
  • The opportunity to hire a parks and recreation professional for the region.

This gives the region someone who:

  • Works with park area and recreation facility providers, both public and private, to ensure proper upkeep and care of facilities and adherence to safety standards
  • Writes grant applications
  • Oversees park area and recreation facility use and scheduling
  • Works with municipalities on expanding the greenway and trail network
  • Seeks funding for recreation and parks projects
  • Promotes all recreation opportunities
  • Assists youth sports organizations
  • Fosters public-private partnerships
  • Helps to enhance community special events
  • Recruits volunteers for park enhancement and clean-up projects and recreation programs
  • Assists municipalities with park acquisition and development projects
  • Finds ways to fill in the gaps in the recreation system and ways to eliminate duplication
  • Implements the recommendations of the Comprehensive Recreation, Park and Open Space Plan
  • School buildings and grounds open more often for community use. Improved access of these tax-supported facilities expands the number of parks and recreation areas available for the community.
  • More grant dollars for the region. Intergovernmental efforts rank higher during grant application reviews, and regional entities have more grant sources to apply to.
  • A central source of information about the recreation opportunities available for residents. A regional recreation commission operates as a clearinghouse, a "one-stop shop" for all recreation and parks information, to better promote what's being provided in the region.
  • Sharing indirect costs and administrative expenses. None of the municipalities has an adequate population to financially support a full-time recreation commission by themselves. By pooling funds together, municipalities save money and avoid duplication of services.

If you have any questions for Curtis, feel free to contact him at (717) 626-5096 ext 237 or email.

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