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2016 Annual Report

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2016 ANNUAL REPORT City of Idaho Falls Department of Parks and Recreation A Program for Everyone COVER PHOTO: River Walk This 2016 Annual Report highlights the major accomplishments and responsibilities of the City of Idaho Falls Department of Parks and Recreation. The Department's organizational activities are separated into Parks and Cemeteries, Recreation, Golf, Zoo and Administrative Divisions. There are 74 FTE positions and more than 300 PTE and seasonal employees who provide Idaho Falls' 58,000 residents and metro population of 136,108 residents with quality park and recreation services, programs and facilities. Facilities provided by the Department include more than 50 park properties and 26 miles of multi-purpose trails, Pinecrest, Sand Creek and Sage Lakes public golf courses, the Idaho Falls Zoo, Wes Deist Aquatic Center, IF Rec Center, Joe Marmo and Wayne Lehto Ice Arena, Idaho Falls Raceway at Noise Park, Sandy Downs Rodeo Grounds, Melaleuca Field, Rose Hill and Fielding Cemeteries, Skyline Activity Center and many others. 2016 Citizen Boards and Commissions Bill Combo, Chair Jim Hammon Jill Kirkham Tom Hersh Matt Hill Mike Davis Steve Janes Kris Millgate Dave Radford Jeffrey Forbes Kerry Martin John LoBuono Gary Lattimore Tom Hersh Naomi Wheeler Jim Veeneman Fred Sica OUR MISSION THE MISSION of the City of Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Department is to provide quality parks and recreation opportunities based upon cost efficiency and community needs. Rebecca Casper, Mayor Thomas Hally, Council President, Parks and Recreation Liaison John Radford, Parks and Recreation Liaison David M. Smith Ed Marohn Barbara Dee Ehardt Michelle Ziel-Dingman City Council Parks and Recreation Commission Rick Carosone, Chair Bradley Bugger Michael Austin John St. Claire Jim Freeman Matt Hill, Chair Randy Westergard Kerry Beutler Golf Advisory Committee Shade Tree Committee Kim Johnson Gerry Bates 1

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