6.1.4 - Leader-Directed Programs and Services

Standard:  The agency shall offer leader-directed recreation opportunities that provide recreation opportunities where participant involvement is directed by a leader, including skills instruction classes.  Examples include tennis, crafts, dance; synchronized swimming performance; creative dramatics for children. 

Suggested Evidence of Compliance: Provide examples of how the agency provides leader-directed recreation opportunities, including a list of such opportunities.

Informational reference in the Management of Park and Recreation Agencies, (2010), 3rd Ed., Chapter 9 – Program Services and Event Management, p. 161.

Agency Evidence of Compliance:

The Park District of Oak Park offers a wide variety of leader-directed recreation opportunities.  These programs are run by a skilled leader to assist participants with their recreation experience.  A quarterly brochure of program offerings is distributed to each household in Oak Park and are also available on the Park District's website. Examples of leader-directed programs include:

  • Athletics classes (tennis lessons, soccer camps, instructional youth sports classes, etc.)
  • Athletic leagues
  • Fitness classes (strength training, cardio, Zumba, water fitness, etc.) and personal training
  • Preschool
  • Day camps
  • Afterschool programs
  • Ice skating and ice hockey instruction
  • Swim lessons
  • Book club for seniors

Additional current program offerings can be found on the Park District's website at http://registration.pdop.org.

Agency Self Review: MET