About Sisters Park & Recreation District

Mission

Sisters Park and Recreation District (SPRD) will provide Sisters Country with exceptional, highly valued, community focused, park, recreation, and cultural enrichment experiences.

Vision

We envision a full service parks and recreation district with facilities and programs to meet the needs of constituents of all ages. A high level of community participation leads to demonstrably better health and a stronger sense of well-being. Parks and recreation activities are served by a nimble and experienced organization, able to adjust quickly to the needs of the community and external influences.

Core Values

Fun, innovative, responsive, community, collaborative, leadership, accountable, inclusive, quality.

History

Sisters Park & Recreation District was founded in 1995 as a non-profit organization to provide recreation, sports and enrichment programs for Sisters area youth and families. Many groups in the community came together to create SOAR (Sisters Organization for Activities & Recreation) including the Sisters School District, Sisters Kiwanis Club, Sisters Rotary Club, Sisters Rodeo Association, AARP and the Parent Teacher Association.

In 1998 voters approved the formation of the SOAR District, a special park and recreation district, which is partially funded by taxes. The District boundaries are similar to the Sisters School District boundary. SOAR served Sisters and the outlying areas of about 14,000 residents. In 2009 the name of the organization was changed from SOAR to The Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD).

2018 Local Option Levy

In May 2018, SPRD went out for a $0.15/1,000 local option levy that the voters approved.  The funds are being used to support programs and services identified in the levy informational flyer.

Strategic Plan

Click here for our current Strategic Plan.

Board of Directors

The Sisters Park & Recreation District is governed by a board of five elected officials.

For board meeting minutes and agendas click here.