City of Fresno Seeks Community Partnerships for the Operation of Rec Centers

Fresno, CA – The City of Fresno is working to find new and creative ways to continue providing high quality recreational programs for our community’s youth. As a part of that effort, the City is now expanding its process for partnering with community based organizations (CBOs) to contract the operations of our remaining community and recreation centers, with the exception of the Dickey Youth Development Center.

The City of Fresno delivers youth activities and supervised recreation opportunities at 17 centers across Fresno and has recently partnered with various CBOs who are successfully operating seven of those centers. This latest “request for information” (RFI) process will include our “flagship” centers, those considered full service facilities with gymnasiums and more extensive programming.

The facilities range in the types of park and recreation space offered at each site. Generally speaking, each center is open from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and offers programming targeted towards school-aged children (6 to 18 years). In addition to children’s activities, some of the sites also offer hot meals and activities for senior citizens several hours each day. These recreation programs and activities are very important to the City and the neighborhoods that they serve.

To access the RFI which contains details for interested CBO’s, click here. RFI responses are due to the City by May 6th, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.