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DEPARTMENT PERSPECTIVE, TRENDS AND HIGHLIGHTS
The City of Deltona Recreation Department desires to optimize the use of its municipal facilities for public purposes and to increase the opportunities for adult and youth recreational programs in the City.  As part of our continued effort, obtaining our goal, the City of Deltona has continued to make recreation programs an important component for the citizens.  This year we were able to renovate several facilities which were in need of enhancement to serve the citizens of Deltona of all ages.  Additionally, we have an extensive wish list of projects/enhancements that we would like to continue pursuing.

Recreation Enhancements during FY 09/10 included:

  • "Concert in the Amphitheater" - A series of concerts offering a vast array of entertainers increased from 7 to 9 concerts.
 
  • "Easter Eggstravaganza" event with over 3,500 community children in attendance.
 
  • Halloween "Spooktacular" community event with over 10,000 in attendance.
 
  • "Wags & Whiskers" Pet Festival has increased in popularity with over 200 dogs and 34 cats at the Keysville Dog Park.
 
  • Kids "All American Fishing Derby" with annual contests/prizes for its participants.
 
  • Indian Cultural Awareness Program for Timber Crest and Deltona Lakes Elementary Schools, with over 1,000 children attending.
 
  • Partnered with Volusia County Hispanic Association for the Cinco De Mayo Celebration.
 
  • Developed an annual Golf Tournament, Senior Expo and enhanced our annual Ability Fair.
 
  • Hosted "Let it Fly" Flag Football Championships and partnered with the Seminole Soccer Association, hosting 193 soccer teams at Dewey Boster Sports Complex on Memorial Day weekend.
 
  • Hosted several adult and youth dances and participated in Deltona Days.
 
  • Hosted a new movie night at Harris Saxon Community Center.
 
  • Created monthly ability dances at Harris Saxon Community Center.
During 2009/10 we continued our very successful Adult Athletic Leagues: softball (adding a new winter and summer program), volleyball, flag football and basketball.

Receiving community feedback is essential to the success of the Parks & Recreation Department.  Our Community Feedback Questionnaire provides residents with an opportunity to express their opinions and make suggestions in a formal manner either online or by paper.  Additionally, we receive community feedback from our residents at our monthly Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee meeting (7 members) which meets on the 2nd Monday of every month in City Hall at 7:00pm.  Minutes of our meetings can be found on our department website. 

Park Projects completed for FY 09/10:

Keysville Neighborhood Dog Park Irrigation Well:  This new park is unique since it will serve as a "canine" park on one side and a "people" park on the other side.

Wes Crile Park Renovated the gymnasium floor, purchased basketball, volleyball equipment, new bleachers, padding for the partitions, renovated inside and outside restrooms (adding handicap sinks, toilets and handicap doors), lobby and conference/meeting room.  Removed several trees, planters, irrigation and added a new outside pavered seating area with benches.

Campbell Park Renovated the small building that previously housed the Boys and Girls Club.  Added new front and rear doors, new windows, painted the exterior and renovated the roof and gutters.

Harris M. Saxon Park:  Installed a new park perimeter aluminum picket fence and a new irrigation well. 

Lake Monroe Boat Ramp:  Renovated the boat ramp concrete side walls.

Scheduled Park Projects for FY 10/11:

Harris M. Saxon Park:  Upgrade the building landscaping, add trees throughout the park, add a walking trail, add security cameras to interior and exterior and add solar lighting.

Campbell Park:  Enhance 4 pavilions for stability, remove the existing shuffleboard.

Wes Crile Park:  Removed the tennis court barrier netting and repaired the cracks in the tennis courts.

Thornby Park:  Construct the All-Inclusive Playground park and it's support facilities.



 
 
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