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Mission Statement

The Parks and Recreation Department cares for the spaces, places,

and active lifestyles that define Olathe’s community identity, health,

and quality of life.

Description

To achieve our mission, we:

  • Promote community involvement and actively seek input in the planning, operation and participation of the Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Plan for an orderly growth through acquisition and development of parks, open spaces, recreation facilities and historic sites.
  • Provide quality, compassionate, perpetual care at the historic Olathe Memorial Cemetery.
  • Effectively coordinate the parks and recreation department with other city departments, organizations, schools, and other community partners to improve the overall service to our citizens.
  • Serve as community leaders for environmental stewardship of Olathe’s natural resources.
  • Offer comprehensive, quality recreational and educational programming aimed at satisfying the needs of varying age levels, physical abilities and special interests.
  • Maintain and improve the appearance and safety of our parks and facilities at the highest level of available resources.
  • Preserve and promote the history and heritage of Olathe.
  • Provide efficient and effective leadership, fiscal responsibility and coordination for the delivery of quality services to the community.
  • Ensure diversity and inclusion in our community is embraced by all.
  • Work to ensure that women, disadvantaged, veterans and minority owned businesses are aware of available projects and bids.
  • Provide affordable transportation services to low income families, and disabled (including elderly) citizens, so they may maintain their independence and quality of life.
  • Offer affordable housing opportunities to our low income families, elderly and disabled citizens.
  • Maintain and improve the appearance and quality of Olathe’s public housing units.
  • Improve the viability of our aging neighborhoods by offering home improvement programs to our low income homeowners.
  • Engage and encourage citizens to become a part of the community through focus groups, homeownership, diversity, neighborhood, housing, transportation and special population programs.
  • Work with the community on fair and equitable housing practices

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