Rotary Club of Emporia

Emporia Recreation Commission Since 1960

Posted by Jim Wayman on Jan 09, 2018
Jennifer Bennett and Amanda Gutierrez from the Emporia Recreation Commission talked about the amazing variety of programs provided by this community agency. Part of their mission includes organizing youth sports teams, and they manage sports fields at Peter Pan Park, the DeBauge Family Soccer Complex, and Whittier Fields. Inside their headquarters, which is undergoing a renovation that includes a new roof, pickle ball is currently very popular among the community. Other activities:
  • After-school programs - 597 kids per day, 50 part-time staff
  • 60 employees, of whom 90% are ESU students, creating a great community partnership
  • 12 full-time staff
  • Over 200 staff when include part time staff members
  • Fitness Center that was renovated in 2015
  • 2016 usage involved 49,000 individuals in over 300 programs