Parks and Recreation Committee

Chairman:

Heather Rath

Mission:

The Greater Island Council Parks & Recreation Committee is committed to making Hilton Head Island a destination for people to enjoy world class parks and recreation facilities, programming and events. 

Meeting Schedule / Location:

Every Third Thursday at 8:00 am/ The Island Rec Center, Community Room.

Membership:

Everyone who agrees to work towards our goals is welcome.

Goals and Strategies:

2019

 

Committee Word of the Year – Influence

 

  1. Help Town Complete Parks and Rec Needs Assessment and Master Plan in 2019
    Strategies 
  • Advocate with community leaders and Parks & Rec commission to support plan
  • Participate fully in the process with representation on the assessment committee
  • Assist with the community engagement process, emphasizing citizen involvement
  • Continue public presentations in the community a) spread awareness b) solicitation of new ideas c) share output 

 

  • Support the Our Plan Process
    Strategies – 

 

  • Participate in pillars and community meetings with a focus on recreation and community 
  1. Strengthen working relationship with Office of Cultural Affairs and Partners
    Strategies – 
  • Support National Bike Month – May
  • Support National Parks Month – July – with a focus on linking P&R and A&C
  • Participate in revamp of CultureHHI map/app
  • Add a children’s historical element to selected parks

Items to watch: 

  • Importance of storytelling BASF/Shrimp Co-op story at the Sailing and Rowing Center
  • Land Lease on Planters Row/Port Royal Land Tract
  • Chaplin Linear Park

Accomplishments:

  • Town counterproposal to Beaufort County Parks
  • Candidate Questionnaire 
  • Parks & Rec Survey
  • Adding Parks & Rec Needs Assessment To Town Council Priorities for 2019/2020
  • Culture HHI Map Support
  • Culture HHI Passport