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Chatham Borough & Chatham Township Recreation Field Usage & Program Development (1999– 2010) Recreation Field Usage & Program Development Background No significant investment made in current fields in decades. Heavy participation rates, fields were only getting worse, no resting

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Chatham Borough & Chatham Township

Recreation Field Usage & Program Development

(1999– 2010)


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Recreation Field Usage & Program Development

Background

  • No significant investment made in current fields in decades.

  • Heavy participation rates, fields were only getting worse, no resting

  • time/improvement time.

  • No new fields added into the program.

  • Expansion of programs.

  • Significant heavy growth of all girls programs.

  • Wait lists established to meet increasing enrollment demands due to lack

  • of field space.


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Recreation Field Usage & Program Development

(2005- 2010)

January 2005 – Chatham Borough and Chatham Township decide

to create a long term joint master plan for field usage and program development.

January 2006 – The Chathams Recreation Field and Facility Usage

Report Strategic Plan is submitted to Chatham Borough and Chatham Township. (Mason Report)

May 2006 – The Chatham Recreation Activity and Field Report is

submitted to the Chatham Borough Council and the Chatham Township Committee.


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Chatham Field Usage and Facility Report

(Mason Report January 2006)

Key Issues & Goals

  • 1. Need for artificial turf and lighting on larger all purpose field areas to

  • expand playing time for participants of all ages and to extend playing

  • hours, particularly in fall and spring seasons.

  • Review of existing plans and consideration of new options for

  • other locations within the community to expand and develop new playing fields and facilities to meet future needs.

  • 3. Analysis of school enrollment projections, population data and

  • national field and facility ratio standards to determine Chatham Joint

  • Recreation needs, particularly in the heavily scheduled spring season.

  • 4. Development of a comprehensive, long-range park and recreation

  • master plan for improvement, maintenance and care of playing fields

  • and all other recreation facilities.


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Chatham Field Usage and Facility Report

(Mason Report January 2006)

Main Objectives

  • Recommendations to develop strategies for more effective

  • usage of fields:

    • Goal: Establish a stronger Chatham Joint Recreation Advisory

    • Committee with equal representation from the Borough and the Township to develop and implement effective policies and procedures for Recreation Department operations.

  • Achievement: 2006 – Chatham Joint Recreation Committee is restructured.

  • Goal: Create Policies and Procedures Manual to define the roles of the

  • CJRAC and staff to outline effective operational plans.

  • Achievement: 2006 - Chatham Joint Recreation Committee By-Laws approved by Chatham Borough Council & Chatham Township Committee.


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Chatham Field Usage and Facility Report

(Mason Report January 2006)

Main Objectives

  • Recommendations to develop strategies for more effective

  • usage of fields: (continued)

    • Goal: Establish one recreation office with all staff located in the

    • Township Municipal Building to efficiently staff the office during regular business hours.

    • Achievement: 2010 – Joint Recreation Director and Deputy Director

    • appointed.


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Chatham Field Usage and Facility Report

(Mason Report January 2006)

Main Objectives

  • Recreation Scheduling System:

    • Goal: Purchase & implement an electronic scheduling system.

    • Status: – Under review by the Joint Recreation Director.

    • Goal: Purchase and implement an electronic registration system that

    • will accept credit cards.

  • Achievement: 2007– Community Pass which accepts credit cards is implemented.

  • Recreation Support Staff:

    • Goal: Hire a part time administrative assistant for the Joint Recreation

    • Program.

    • Achievement: 2010 – Restructured the program – Director & Deputy Director.


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Chatham Field Usage and Facility Report

(Mason Report January 2006)

Main Objectives

  • Goal: Implement an internet based recreation scheduling program to

  • more effectively schedule activities and allow time for needed

  • field maintenance and improvements.

  • Achievement: 2010 – Currently fields are scheduled by the Deputy Recreation Director. Field maintenance and improvements are constantly under review by the Recreation Director, Deputy Director, Administrators and the Department of Public Works.

  • Communication with Board of Education:

    • Goal: Direct contact between the recreation staff & principals to

    • schedule additional gym hours and other activities.

  • Achievement: 2008 – Through direct contact with each school, gym time has increased at schools to accommodate increasing participant registrations.


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Chatham Field Usage and Facility Report

(Mason Report January 2006)

Main Objectives

  • Agreements for Maintenance and Use of Fields:

    • Goal: An agreement with the Board of Education to allow Borough

    • and Township DPW maintenance staff to help prepare, line and

    • maintain school fields.

  • Achievement: 2008 – Joint field maintenance agreement for Board of Education property. (Chatham Borough & Chatham Township)

  • Achievement: 2009- Contributed funding from the Joint

  • Recreation Trust Fund for improvements to

  • the Junior Varsity Baseball Field at the High

  • School.

  • Achievement: 2010 – Installation of scoreboard at Middle School gym.


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Chatham Field Usage and Facility Report

(Mason Report January 2006)

Main Objectives

5. Agreements for Maintenance and Use of Fields: (continued)

  • Goal: Corporate entities in the local community should be contacted to request use of their grounds or playing fields for youth sports programs.

  • Achievement: 2007 – Agreement to use Passaic County Park

  • on River Road for Baseball/ Softball/Soccer.

  • Achievement: 2008 – Rent space at Milburn Sports Academy for

  • baseball try-outs. (not enough space to accommodate increased enrollment at school facilities)


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    Chatham Field Usage and Facility Report

    (Mason Report January 2006)

    Main Objectives

    • Anticipated Field Construction and Anticipated Closings:

    • Goal: Establish field maintenance closing schedule.

    • Achievement: 2007 – Borough and Township develop field upgrade & closing plan.

    • Expansion and renovation of Existing Facilities:

      • Goal: Artificial turf field at the High School will provide potential additional playing time for recreation groups.

      • Achievement: 2007 – Joint Recreation Department and Board of Education share Cougar Field and the Middle School Field.


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    Chatham Field Usage and Facility Report

    (Mason Report January 2006)

    Main Objectives

    7. Expansion and renovation of Existing Facilities: (continued)

    • Goal: The reconfiguration and renovation of Lum Field will provide

    • significantly more playing time. All weather turf and lighting

    • will extend play and fewer games will be lost to wet field

    • conditions.

    • Achievement: 2007 – Lum Field artificial turf installed.

    • Goal: Appoint a Memorial Park and Pool Committee.

    • Achievement: 2009 – Borough Council forms Memorial Park & Pool Committee. Pool survey sent to all residential households.

    • Achievement: 2009 – The Memorial Park Field Development plan is submitted to the Borough Council.

    • Achievement: 2010 – Pool renovation ballot question approved by

    • Borough Council.


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    Chatham Field Usage and Facility Report

    (Mason Report January 2006)

    Main Objectives

    7. Expansion and renovation of Existing Facilities: (continued)

    • Goal: Shepard Kollock is an all-purpose field which could provide opportunities for field renovation and expansion.

  • Achievement: 2008 - Borough Council transfers Woodland Park

  • improvements funds to pay for improvements to Shepard Kollock Field.

  • Achievement: 2009 – Borough Council approves hiring an engineering

  • firm to design the Shepard Kollock facility.

    • Goal: Esternay Field is another location where all - weather turf and

    • lights might provide opportunities for play. Adequate parking

    • is not available.

    • Achievement: Future discussions necessary.


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    Chatham Field Usage and Facility Report

    (Mason Report January 2006)

    Main Objectives

    7. Expansion and renovation of Existing Facilities: (continued)

    • Goal: Shunpike Field is another location where all-weather turf and

    • lights will provide more opportunities for play. Shunpike Field

    • provides an ideal complement to the proposed Lum Field

    • project.

    • Achievement: 2009 – Work on Shunpike artificial turf field initiated.

    • Land Acquisition and Master Planning:

      • Goal: Top priority for the CJRAC should be development of a comprehensive park and recreation master plan.

      • Achievement: 2006 – CJRC Develops the Chatham Recreation

      • Activity and Field Report.


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    Chatham Recreation Activity and Field Report

    (May, 2006)

    • Goals

    • Provide safe recreation space and facilities for our residents.

    • Provide recreation opportunities for our residents.


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    Chatham Recreation Activity and Field Report

    (May, 2006)

    Field Facility Additions/Losses

    Facilities Fields Added Fields Lost

    1999 14 0 0

    2005 14 0 0

    2010 13* *1 *4

    *Lost St Hubert’s permanently (4) fields

    *Added Middle School softball field


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    Chatham Recreation Activity and Field Report

    (May, 2006)

    Recreation Enrollment

    +23%

    (99 – 10 +76%)

    +42%


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    Chatham Recreation Activity and Field Report

    (May, 2006)

    (Updated August 23, 2010)

    +49% (+100% 99 – 10)

    +34%

    +16% (+57% 99 – 10)

    +36%

    +70%

    - 3% (+65% 99 – 10)


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    Student Population

    (2004 – 2015)

    Population

    4298

    4242

    4186

    4134

    4028

    3901

    3721

    3582

    3489

    3358

    3256

    (102)

    (131)

    (93)

    (139)

    (180)

    (127)

    (106)

    (52)

    (56)

    (56)

    +1.32

    +1.34

    +1.26%

    +2.63%

    +3.26%

    +4.84%

    +3.88%

    +2.67%

    +3.90%

    +3.13%

    04-05

    05-06

    06-07

    07-08

    08-09

    09-10

    10-11

    11-12

    12-13

    13-14

    14-15

    School Year


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    Future Goals

    • Continue to improve the existing fields.

    • Maximize existing field usage: In conjunction with field schedule and

    • maintenance plan.

    • Annual review of the Mason Report and the Field Activity & Field Usage

    • Report.

    • Annual review of program participation and field usage.

    • Continue positive relationship with the Board of Education to maximize

    • field usage and lower costs.


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