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The Windsor Area Recreation Commission was created in June of 2003. The Commission consists of two representatives from Windsor Borough, one representative from the Red Lion Area School District and two representatives from Windsor Township.

Location of the Windsor Area Recreation Commission

In the Spring of 2001 a group of officials of Windsor Township had met with DCNR Bureau of Recreation and Conservation representative Michael Eschenmann to discuss the formation of a regional recreation commission. After discussion and exploration it was decided that Windsor Township, Borough of Felton, Borough of Windsor and the Red Lion Area School District would apply for a DCNR Bureau of Recreation and Conservation Peer to Peer Grant and explore and examine the possibilities of creating a regional recreation commission. The Borough of Felton later withdrew for financial reasons.

In the Spring of 2002, Ephrata Recreation Center Executive Director David Lloyd, was selected as the professional peer consultant to facilitate the study. The peer consultant was contracted to conduct inventories of recreational facilities, programs, and services currently available; prepare an overall analysis of public input on recreation and park services; determine the willingness of each party to form a commission and hire a recreation director; help create a budget; coordinate the adoption of an intergovernmental agreement; and compile a final report.

A study committee was formed with representation from the Borough of Windsor, the Township of Windsor and the Red Lion Area School District to assist the peer.

The goals of the study were to:

  1. Coordinate cooperation between municipal entities involved.
  2. Develop a favorable economic condition for a new regional agency.
  3. Hire a full-time recreation director.

In April of 2003, The Borough of Windsor, The Township of Windsor and the Red Lion Area School District reached an Intergovernmental Agreement. By-Laws, Operating Budget, Job Description, Business Plan and Policy Manual were all developed. A Circuit Rider Grant was applied for and the Windsor Area Recreation Commission was formed and members were selected. The final step of hiring a Recreation Director was completed in the middle of July, 2003.

 

The mission of the Windsor Area Recreation Commission is to provide diverse year-round leisure opportunities through the preservation of open space, park settings, recreational facilities and programs for the citizens of Windsor Township and Borough. The benefits of leisure services are especially designed to meet the physical, mental, cultural and social needs of our residents and visitors to our community, while enhancing the overall quality of life in a safe and cost-effective manner.