There were 2.2 million people who visited and participated in parks and recreation services offered by the Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency between January and September 2012.
That's according to a report that will be presented by the agency during the Cherokee County Commission's work session at 3 p.m. today at the county administration building in Canton.
The report only covers the county's shortened budget calendar year for 2012, which spanned between January and September 2012.
The county last year transitioned to a fiscal year system that will run between Oct. 1 and Sept. 30.
By comparison, the county had 1.9 million visits during the same nine month period in 2011.
Other highlights from the report include:
- fees, charges and beer and wine sales tax made up 75 percent of CRPA's revenue;
- Maintained 22 Parks Encompassing More Than 2,500 Acres of Park Land in 2012;
- had 25 full-time employees in 2012;
- the number of part-time employees varied between 75 and 100 in 2012;
- the average homeowner paid $4.31 in property taxes for parks and recreation maintenance and operations;
- over 3,100 players and 413 teams took park in the inaugural Cherokee Youth Basketball season;
- Splash pad at Cline Park in Waleska drew over 5,472 visitors;
See the attached .PDF to read the report in its entirety.