Goal 2: Attract people to the community with interesting activities, places and people
About This Indicator:
The per capita rate of rentals and special events that occur in park areas is monitored to determine trends over time.
Why is it Important:
Special events and activities occurring in park settings provide opportunities for community residents to enjoy performing arts events, sports activities, community celebrations, social gatherings, and fundraising events. Many special events draw visitors to Lincoln who have a positive economic impact on the community.
Support of large events and gatherings in park areas require staff support, particularly on weekends when a majority of these events are scheduled. Staffing of special events can reduce the availability of staffing for regular parks maintenance activities typically conducted on weekdays.
Parks & Recreation Department staff work with a community residents and organizations to schedule, plan and provide support for community events. Annually there are events and activities ranging from corporate picnics, swim meets, family gatherings and charity walks to the community 4th of July celebration.