Sisters Park and Recreation District
Sisters Park and Recreation DistrictThursday, February 22nd, 2018 at 5:53am
Sisters Park and Recreation is hiring. We are looking for both a tai chi teacher for adults, and a mountain biking teacher for kids of varying age groups!

If you or someone you know is qualified for either, give us a call at 541-549-2091 and ask for Shannon (tai chi) or Erik (mountain biking). Have a lovely snowy day everyone!
Sisters Park and Recreation District
Sisters Park and Recreation DistrictWednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 10:56am
On Saturday, February 10th, Special Districts Association of Oregon (SDAO) presented Sisters Park and Recreation District (SPRD) with the Outstanding Special District Program Award. This award gives recognition to member districts for accomplishments which allow them to provide better service to the public.

Over the past twenty years, SPRD has expanded from essentially an afterschool program to a district with 11 full-time employees with a budget of over $1.35 million running 100 programs, five parks, and a community center with no increase in tax rate since its inception. One of the major factors influencing this financial turnaround was the utilization of sports tournaments and special events to boost the performance of the district. These events engaged large numbers of people that were not often served by past park and recreation programming, provided high quality competition in the case of sports tournaments that often was not available locally, and generated revenue from out-of-town participants that then could be used to subsidize programs for locals.

These programs provide the district with the opportunity to directly interact with Sisters residents, many of which would not participate in any other program offered. Program benefits are dramatic. For example, the SALI Tournament raises over $20,000 to fund the Sisters Park and Recreation Lacrosse Program. Without this tournament and the revenue it generates, it would not be possible to run an expensive sport like lacrosse.

SPRD operates over ten special events a year accounting for approximately 20% of its overall budget including:

•The Shootout Basketball Tournament Series that draws over 60 teams per tournament from all over the Northwest.
•The SALI Tournament which draws over 70 lacrosse teams from as far as British Columbia.
•The Crest the Cascades Bjarne Holm memorial Bike Ride which is a supported ride for hundreds of participants up and over the McKenzie Pass.
•The Hawaiian Luau which brings the experience of a traditional luau with food and music to 500 Sisters locals and visitors.
•The Glory Daze Car Show that attracts cars and visitors from all over the state.
•The GNW Cross Country Running Camp that brings kids from all over Oregon to camp on the SPRD grounds and train at altitude running the best trails in Central Oregon.
•The Buried Beef feast where 250 pounds of meat are buried on hot coals overnight then served to hundreds of locals with great live country music.
•The Homebrew Festival that brings together home brewers and beer enthusiasts to celebrate the art and science of home-brewing.
•Kids Appreciation Day which packs one of the local parks with kids and families for a free day of food and fun.
•Community dinners that run three times a year in partnership with Sisters High School and local restaurants.

Special events through SPRD now account for more face-to-face user interactions than all other programs combined. SPRD’s model of initiative and innovation is one that could easily be replicated at other park and recreation districts across the state.
Sisters Park and Recreation District
Sisters Park and Recreation DistrictMonday, February 19th, 2018 at 10:16am
SPRD has received an award from the Special Districts Association of Oregon! Each year, the SDAO Awards Program honors member districts for accomplishments which allow them to provide better service to the public and gives recognition to individuals who have greatly contributed to the success of their special district.

Thank you to all of our community participants!

Check out our press release video here: http://sistersrecreation.com/2018/02/sprd-receives-outstanding-special-district-program-award/
Sisters Park and Recreation District
Sisters Park and Recreation DistrictMonday, January 22nd, 2018 at 7:07am
Zumba class was canceled this morning, but mat with Shannon is still on! This is a 45 minute strength building class geared towards your core, abs, back, glutes, legs, arms and chest, and is presented on the mat! Be prepared to use light weights, bands, dowels & more.

Shannon Rackowski is a certified Fitness Specialist, Personal Trainer, and Aerobics Instructor. She brings over 30 years experience to her classes, and anyone will tell you, they are ALWAYS a good time!

It starts at 11:15am today, and your first class is FREE! Feel free to bring your own mat, or use one of ours! See you soon.
Sisters Park and Recreation District
Sisters Park and Recreation District added 2 new photos.Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 1:54pm
And away they go, two weeks late but it did finally snow!
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