Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Supervisor receives award from Oregon Recreation and Parks Association

Lincoln City Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that Recreation Supervisor, Boone Marker, has received the 2019 Oregon Recreation and Parks Association ‘Outstanding New Professional’ award

This award recognizes a parks and recreation professional with a minimum of 3 years experience, and a maximum of 15 years, who has demonstrated leadership, initiative, innovation and overall contribution to the parks and recreation profession.

When asked for his reaction, Boone Marker said, I’m completely honored by this award.  I’m thankful to my team for all their hard work in making Lincoln City Parks & Recreation a success.”

Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Director, Jeanne Sprague said, “Boone is the epitome of a genuine Parks & Recreation professional, with his positive leadership, enthusiasm for health and wellness, great new ideas, and obvious care for our Lincoln City Community.  We’re fortunate to have him with LC Parks & Recreation. Thank you for recognizing him, ORPA.”

‘Coach Boone’ started his career at the Boys and Girls Club of Salem in 2000.  He made his way to Lincoln City in the fall of 2015, to begin his work in LC Parks & Recreation. As Recreation Supervisor, he has started many new projects including Movies in the Park, Pickleball play and tournament, increased sports league participation (volleyball, basketball, soccer, track, cross country), new branding of the Dept, and much more!

Should you have questions or comments about ORPA or Boone’s award, please reach out anytime to Parks and Recreation Director, Jeanne Sprague at jsprague@lincolncity.org, 541.996.1222.

Lincoln City Receives Distinguished Safety Award

On Friday, September 27th at the League of Oregon Cities Annual Conference in Bend the City of Lincoln City received the Silver 2019 CIS/LOC Annual Safety Award.  On hand to accept the award was Councilor Diana Hinton and Councilor Mitch Parsons.  This award represents a successful program with few or no days lost to on-the-job injuries.  Lincoln City continues to focus on a safe workplace environment.

 

You’re Invited: Dedication of New Rotary Musical Instrument Playground at Regatta Park

 

 

 

The dedication for the Rotary Musical Instrument Playground at Regatta Park will be on Saturday, August 24th at 12:30pm at Regatta Park. It will be part of the Oregon Children’s Music Festival (OCMF), which is an all-day event at Regatta Park. The OCMF is kicking off the event by introducing their program “Piano Push Play” which is a project that temporarily installs grand pianos in 5 of our public spaces: Regatta Park, 51st Street/Taft, Nelscott Deck, Community Center and the Public Plaza by Bob’s Books. The Rotary Club of Lincoln City, Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Board, Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce and Lincoln City City Council members will be attending the dedication for the new musical instruments. This family friendly event is open to all. Join us in celebrating the dedication and the love of music and children.

Driftwood Public Library Unveils New Logo

Following on the heels of last year’s brand new Lincoln City logo, Driftwood Public Library has unveiled a new, playful logo that hearkens to the City’s famous orange octopus, effectively communicating that the library, while a City department, very much has a life of its own.

DPL has never had a logo as such, and the library staff are excited about the possibilities the new branding offers. “We’re very happy that the logo captures the cheeriness and playfulness of the library, while also keeping books and learning front and center,” says library director Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney.

Look for the logo’s appearance on the library website, posters, and even the library van in the near future!

Driftwood Public Library is proud to serve residents of Lincoln City and Lincoln County as well as visitors to the Coast. Whether you’re looking for information, an author reading, or fantastic programming for kids, we’ve got you covered! For more information about the library’s new branding initiative or other library programs, please contact Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney at 541-996-1251, or by email at kbrodbeck-kenney@lincolncity.org

Music in the Parks: Rotary Club of Lincoln City brings music to Lincoln City Parks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Last year, the Rotary Club of Lincoln City approached the Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Dept, with an intriguing idea that originated with Rotary member Barbe Gibson-Jenkins. Barbe had just returned from a road trip, during which she saw a ‘musical instrument’ play area in a public park. She thought Music in the Parks would be a great fit for Lincoln City. The Rotary Club agreed with her, with the goal to make these musical instruments free and accessible to the community. Rotary members then pledged to raise funds for a Musical Instrument playground for Regatta Park.

The Parks Dept. enthusiastically accepted their project proposal, and the Rotary Club spent a year fundraising over $16k to purchase 5 musical instruments for Regatta Park.

With installation completed by Parks Maintenance last week, the new outdoor musical instruments are ready for use, and are already a hit with our community!

To celebrate this community partnership and new park addition, the Rotary Club of Lincoln City and the LC Parks and Recreation Dept will be hosting a “Music in the Parks” dedication ceremony on Sat 8/24, noon at Regatta Park. This ceremony will be part of the OR Children’s Music Festival (OCMF), which is an all-day event at Regatta Park. The OCMF is kicking off this event by introducing their program “Piano.Push.Play”, which is a project that temporarily installs grand pianos in 5 of Lincoln City’s public parks: Regatta Park, 51st St/Taft, Nelscott Deck, Community Center, and the Public Plaza by Bob’s Books.

The Rotary Club of Lincoln City will be dedicating the new musical instruments to the Lincoln City community, with support from the Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Board, LC Chamber of Commerce and Lincoln City City Council.

This event is open to the public – all are invited!

Quotes:

Barbe Jenkins-Gibson, Rotary long-time member and originator of idea:

Members of the Rotary Club of Lincoln City recognize the great benefit of music in all lives. With the “Music in the Parks “ project, our goal is to make musical instruments free and always accessible to both local residents and visitors. We hope they are played, respected, and enjoyed for many, many years.

Jeanne Sprague, Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Director:

We sincerely thank the Rotary Club of Lincoln City for their innovation and support of our public parks and community. What an incredible playground to have in a park! And what an amazing community partnership!

Dave Price, Rotary Past-President:

Swimming off the dock at Regatta Park, I hear the normal sounds of boats, children laughing, and the satisfying splash of paddles into water. Best of all, though, was a new sound – the sound of music, coming down the hill and onto the water, from the Music in the Parks installation. I’m proud of Rotary for adding this new creative outlet for our community – and in such a spectacular setting.

Estle Harlan, Rotary Executive Secretary:

The language of music is universal, and our city’s Regatta Park is such a lovely setting for Rotary-sponsored “Music in the Park.”  A universally appreciated medium in a local setting is very consistent with the objectives of Rotary:  Not only do Rotarians think globally, they act locally!

For more information about Lincoln City Parks and Recreation, visit lincolncityoregon.org/parksandrec.

To learn more about Rotary Club of Lincoln City, visit http://www.lincolncityrotary.org/.