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Parks and Recreation Update <br /> December 2020 <br /> Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission <br /> Recreation Staff Report: <br /> Camp ACTIVE: The youth fitness and sports camp (Camp Active) was held to help fill the need for safe social <br /> interaction and exercise for the children in Anacortes had 23 participants sign up for the 2' session. The class <br /> was put on pause in November with a COVID 19 regulation update, staff modified the program and finished its <br /> last session December 17t". Based off what we heard from participants and parents, the program was highly <br /> successful. <br /> Virtual Holiday Dog Wall We had about 20 people and the same amount of dogs sign up for this month long <br /> program. You can see results at the website here: <br /> 228683;perpage:100 <br /> Community Lighting: Staff partnered with the chamber of commerce to bring the community a holiday light <br /> show on December 11th-18t" The event featured 24 local businesses who decorated their building to provide a <br /> light event for community members. <br /> We offered a poll for community members to vote for their favorite and had 264 votes, with Strandberg <br /> Construction receiving the most votes. A big "thank you" to all the businesses who participated in the Holiday <br /> Light Show! <br /> Zoom with Santa: Staff offered a zoom with Santa Event on Dec 5' and 6t". The event allowed participants to <br /> zoom with Santa within the 10 minute sessions. We had 29 families sign up for the event and received a very <br /> positive response from the participants. We had an awesome Santa this year! <br /> Holiday Craft Kit: Staff put together craft kits for children to order and enjoy. The craft kits included materials <br /> for 3-holiday craft projects, coloring pages, hot cocoa, and a candy cane. We had 6 craft kits ordered and <br /> scheduled pick up for December 17" and 18th <br /> Anacortes Waterfront Alliance Partnership: For the past couple years we have been working on an agreement <br /> and contract for AWA to take over the day-to-day operation of community sailing program. The contract was <br /> signed in December. And we look forward to working with them on putting together a summer community <br /> learn to sail program for youth and adults. We are excited to see this partnership provide more opportunities <br /> for the public to access the water through expanded boating programs and offerings. <br /> Youth Basketball: The modified practice only season has been put on hold once again, with the Governor's <br /> Healthy Washington COVID recovery plan, that was announced Jan 5th. We have 72 children signed up to <br /> participate, we are currently planning to let the practice only season begin when we enter phase 2 of the new <br /> plan. <br /> Depot Plaza Restroom Project: Things were quiet on the site for the month of December. Looking to ramp up <br /> site construction in January preparing for delivery of the restroom unit the first week of February. Just a <br /> reminder website: <br /> Other Items/Projects: We are working with the Senior Center to help provide some programs and other <br /> activities over the next couple months. Examples of programs are some technology training, i.e. Zoom Help, <br /> and some intergenerational programs. <br /> This is the time of year we start planning some of our camps, events, and programs for Summer. Hoping to get <br /> back to some sense of normal summer recreation programs. However, unclear at this point what size of <br /> programs or events we will be able to have. The biggest question mark will be special events and some of our <br /> larger camps. We are working with the Mayor's office to try and push back the distribution of the Summer A- <br /> town as far as possible to allow us to make those decisions while still allowing adequate time to advertise <br /> programs and families to plan their summer. <br />