Parks & Recreation Mission Statement
The Parks and Recreation Department provides Bethel residents the
opportunity to participate in a wide variety of active and passive
activities for pre-school age through senior citizens. Among the
benefits offered to our citizens through our department, are to teach
vital life skills, build family unity, reduce stress, provide safe
places to play, build self-esteem, create memories and to provide space
to enjoy nature and increase community pride. The benefits are endless…
The department has six full-time employees and up to 60
part-time and seasonal employees, and utilizes a number of resources for
program and facility information.
Cooperative efforts with many volunteer groups, civic organizations and
local businesses contribute to both the quality and quantity of programs
and facilities available to the townspeople.
The Parks and Recreation Commission is responsible for
identifying and evaluating the recreation needs of the people of Bethel.
The Commission makes recommendations for programs and handles annual
budget requests. In the last 25 years, the Commission has pursued its
goal to employ the leisure time of the people in a constructive and
wholesome manner. They have accomplished this by providing programs that
meet the needs and interests of all residents, regardless of age,
physical ability or financial status.