About

Vision

A thriving Seward powered by vibrant parks, captivating natural features, and outstanding recreational opportunities.

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Overview

Seward Parks & Recreation was officially established in 1980. As the city has grown and evolved so has the department in order to best serve the needs of the community. Below are recent annual department stats:

Land

  • 173 Acres of parkland
  • 16 Acres of parking
  • Miles of trails

Facilities

  • 10 Parks
  • 10 Campgrounds
  • Playgrounds
  • 11 Outdoor recreation facilities
  • Indoor recreation facilities
  • 35,400 Sq. ft. of operated buildings
  • Parking lots
  • Cemeteries

Programs & Services

  • 32 Programs
  • 44,215 Campground rental nights

Personnel

  • 8 Full-time employees
  • 40+ Seasonal employees
  • 20,000 Seasonal employee hours
  • 60+ Volunteers
  • 750 Volunteer hours

Financial

  • $1.87 Million Operating budget (including Parking)
  • 74% Revenue as a % of operating expense - Department
  • 29% Revenue as a % of operating expense - National Average

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