Public survey on Parks and Recreation sponsorships posted on Lawrence Listens

Kevin PowellCity, Parks & Recreation

Public survey on Parks and Recreation sponsorships posted on Lawrence Listens

LAWRENCE – The Lawrence City Commission is looking for feedback on the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department’s proposed policy on sponsorships and the usage of sponsorships signage in parks and recreational facilities.

Parks and recreation has a long history of using sponsorships to offset program costs to keep fees charged for some programs to a minimum.  A more direct approach was taken with the building of Sports Pavilion Lawrence to offset annual operational and maintenance costs through sponsorship packages, leveraging City assets in exchange for a monetary amount over a set number of years.

The policy aims to formalize the long-running process and the opportunity for sponsorships, providing the necessary framework and structure to make it a viable and functional policy for the City, as well as the business and organizations involved with sponsorships.

Go to lawrenceks.org/lawrence-listens and complete a quick survey. The survey will be available online through Friday, Feb. 6. The results will be provided to the City Commission and city staff as part of their process to gather public feedback and input. The policy will be discussed at the Tuesday, Feb. 21, City Commission Meeting.

To read the proposed policy, please visit: http://lawks.us/2iXWRTE. For a direct link to the survey, please visit: https://www.peakdemocracy.com/portals/217/Issue_4308.

For questions or comments, please contact Parks and Recreation at parksrec@lawrenceks.org, visit the LPRD Administrative Office, 1141 Massachusetts St.  or call (785) 832-3450.