Question: How do you properly inform a community of approximately 750,000 what’s going on with 14,500 acres of public land, 124 parks, 16 community centers, 9 golf courses, arts and athletics programming for all ages, and more?
Answer: As many ways as possible.
In a move to better provide information about Metro Parks — its programs, people, history and special events — the Community Relations department of Metro Parks began discussion about hosting a blog in early 2009. The idea for Common Ground gathered steam as we began participating in several other social media venues, including Twitter, Flickr and Facebook. Those outreach efforts, when combined with more traditional means such as e-mail blasts and the www.metro-parks.org Web site, have been very successful in their infancy: more and more people every day are discovering what we have to offer. Common Ground is the logical next step to take those efforts further!
We hope you enjoy reading and keeping up with what’s going on at your Metro Parks through Common Ground. Our wish is that what you will read on this blog – submitted by dedicated park staff across all of our areas – will educate, inform and entertain.