13 – Bouncing Back: COVID Opportunities
Chris Nunes, Director of Parks and Recreation, The Woodlands Township, Texas
COVID-19 has impacted the parks and recreation in the way we conduct our programs, services and facilities. Professionals had to re-imagine how to operate in these challenging times. This session will focus on identifying management techniques that had to be used due to COVID, that may benefit the profession (participation, revenue, equity) in the long run.
Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to:
- Identify the impacts of COVID to a parks and recreation agency and the opportunities that were provided as a result of the pandemic.
- Compile a list of strategies that can be used, as a result of COVID, for agency improvement (operational, financial, service).
- Analyze operations to meet the challenges of the "COVID hangover".