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Act as a community resource for residents seeking information regarding all recreation and park related programs within Warren Township and the surrounding area.

Maintain and improve the appearance and safety of our parks and facilities at the highest level of available resources.

Provide efficient and effective leadership and coordination for quality recreational and leisure activities for the community.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Recreation Commission

Encourage and promote community awareness by conducting interest surveys, meetings, distribution of publicity and other appropriate communication opportunities

Assist and promote efforts for fundraising campaigns as well as identifying and acquiring state and federal grants

Prepare an annual budget and a capital improvement program

Assist in the recruitment of volunteers for recreation programs and park development

Encourage the maintenance of park and recreation facilities including the development of maintenance standards with the Department of Public Works

Advise the Township Committee on actions potentially affecting parks and recreation within Warren Township and the surrounding area

Cooperate with other governmental agencies with regard to the advancement of park and recreation opportunities

Interpret the needs of the community served

Existing Physical Conditions And Demographics

Demographics

The committee utilized the most recent information from the U.S. Census Bureau (2000) to identify current Township demographics.   The census indicates a current population of 14,259 with an even distribution of male and female residents.  The census indicates a median age of 39.4, but also an approximate population of 2,100 residents ages 60 years and older.  The committee viewed these figures as very interesting as they relate to parks and recreation in the Township.  While there are a significant number of families with young children, there are also a significant number of seniors in the community, two age groups that require very different types of facilities

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