Recreational programs in Adrian on the rise after 2021 revival – The Daily Telegram | Wonder Mind Kids

ADRIAN — Having stopped providing recreational services to Adrian for nearly 2013, the city has been able to maintain and promote recreational services for a year after reviving the recreational program last fall.

With budgets and cash flow evolving positively, the city was able to bring recovery back into its bid towards the end of 2021. She was also financially able to hire a parks and recreation director. Jeremiah Davies filled that role late last year.

As early as 2008, the leisure programs offered by the city were cut to save money. In 2013, due to financial turmoil caused by the Great Recession, Adrian was forced to consolidate its Parks and Recreation division into Parks and Engineering Services. Adrian Public Schools and the Lenawee County YMCA – now the Frank and Shirley Dick Family YMCA – caught up with the recreational programs during this period.

“It’s been a fantastic year. I’ve learned a lot and I’m excited to see where we’re going,” Davies said Nov. 7 as he addressed the Adrian City Commission during his pre-session work study session, which was devoted entirely to an update on Parks and Recreation.

Jeremiah Davies

Davies was officially hired as Parks and Recreation Director on November 8, 2021.

While the Frank and Shirley Dick family’s Adrian Public Schools and YMCA still handle much of the recreational programming, the city has a seat at the table.

As part of its longstanding partnership with the Adrian Schools, the city has committed $30,000 per year to cover equipment, supplies, site supervisors, trainers and more to support the program in its current state.

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