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The Lodi Recreation Commission discussed the need for a planning study for the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department, but tabled an official decision until November due to only three members being in attendance.
However, commissioners Jeff Palmquist, David Akin and Barbara Wardrobe-Fox all supported moving forward to evaluate the department’s organization of parks and services.
The commission held a special meeting on the subject on Aug. 12, where a national planning consultant outlined options for potential studies.
The department’s current master plan is from 1994.
“I don’t think you can use a 20-year-old document as your guiding light toward where we’re going next,” Palmquist said.
Palmquist was interested in seeing how facilities can be reprogrammed to generate more revenue, as well as well as looking at trends in popular recreational activities.
Wardrobe-Fox said she would want the study’s scope to be broader than just park use, using adult rec sports as an example. She said other cities have concession agreements with organizations to run those programs, yielding financial and competitive benefits.
— Ed Yevelev
Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2013 12:00 am
The Lodi Lake Boathouse may soon partner with a new, private vendor. Aiming to revitalize Lodi Lake Park’s aquatic activities, the Lodi Recreation Commission decided on Tuesday to seek a concessionaire for the city-run shop.
The commission had originally planned to discuss an agreement with the Lodi-based Headwaters Kayak Shop, but interest from Sacramento’s Adventure Sports Rentals prompted staff to open up a broad request for proposals.
Thursday, September 5, 2013 12:00 am.