North Texas City Reaches Out to Build Online Community

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Rowlett, Texas Parks and Recreation Department expands online presence with social media.

We are so excited to increase our social media community and build better relationships with our community online

The City of Rowlett Parks and Recreation Department, is expanding its online presence through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and a new blog.

The Rowlett Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and the best in quality when it comes to programs and parks in the area. PARD is looking forward to building connections with families, non-profit organizations, schools and small businesses within and surrounding Rowlett.

“We are so excited to increase our social media community and build better relationships with our community online,” said Jermel Stevenson, Director of PARD. “We hope that our efforts online will result in a strong community of people that are actively engaged in our Parks and Recreation system and can provide real time feedback and conversation about our current programs and trends we plan to test in the market. This is a major step for municipal parks and recreation systems to step away from traditional marketing outlets and develop a model for the use of social media marketing as a way to educate our residents about their parks, health and wellness opportunities in parks and youth development initiatives.“

The Parks and Recreation Department is committed to increasing the communication among families, non-profit organizations and businesses in the Rowlett community, and that includes dedicated social media efforts. These efforts include participating in parks and recreation related conversations with their customers, prospects, and enthusiasts of Rowlett about current online topics.

About the City of Rowlett, Parks and Recreation Department

Rowlett is rich in amenities that enhance all areas of our lives. The Parks and Recreation Department operates a 50,000 square foot Community Centre. This facility offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, racquetball courts, two gymnasiums, meeting and banquet rooms that are appropriate for weddings and corporate meetings, and myriad of fitness programs and classes for all ages, from infants to seniors. The department also operates the Wet Zone Water Park. The Wet Zone is open from May through August and is a great place for families to have a stay-cation.

Our parks offer opportunities for low-cost entertainment and sports, family outings, walking trails, fishing ponds, playgrounds and pavilions.

Our department is composed of the Recreation and Parks Divisions. With thirty-one staff members and approximately 100 seasonal employees, our department is responsible for providing our citizens with opportunities for fun and relaxation. Our vision statement reflects how we feel about our citizens. For more information, visit http://www.ci.rowlett.tx.us.

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