Thank you for visiting Windsor’s Recreation & Leisure Services Department website! Here you will learn about the many programs and facilities offered to you through Recreation Services, Northwest Park and Nature Center, and the Youth Services Bureau.
The mission of the Town of Windsor’s Recreation and Leisure Services Department is to champion programs and services which enhance the quality of life for all and to serve as good stewards of the town’s resources. This includes providing a variety of enjoyable leisure, cultural and educational pursuits in parks and facilities that are well-maintained, safe and accessible.
We passionately invite you to come out and enjoy our programs, special events, and facilities.
We passionately encourage youth and teens (the future of our community) to strive for excellence, integrity and community spirit by providing specific youth oriented programs that focus on enrichment, social skills, problem solving and leadership.
We passionately want to hear from you through our program and facility evaluations, community-wide surveys, email bulletins, and various project committees.
Come out to play, learn, and create new experiences – The Benefits are Endless!!!
Town of Windsor Vision, Mission and Core Values
To create an exceptional quality of life that engages citizens, provides commercial and leisure amenities, promotes business and employment opportunities and unsurpassed value to all taxpayers.
“To create an environment where the dreams can come true for individuals, families, and businesses.”
Windsor’s Leadership Philosophy:
- The Town of Windsor is an organization made up of diverse individuals who are enthusiastic, creative, competent and trustworthy, and who strive to do a good job.
- We support and practice participatory management built on a foundation of an open exchange of information, shared decision-making and personal responsibility.
- We are committed to fulfilling our mission through use of best practices and quality service.
- The organization nurtures an environment that encourages risk-taking to foster creativity and continuous improvement.
- We communicate and work in collaboration with the community we serve.
- We take great pride in our work.
- The organization is dedicated to personal and professional development.
- We understand and promote our organizational values of innovation, responsiveness, passion, integrity and partnership.
Our Core Values
Saying what we mean and consistently doing what we say. It means honestly matching words and feelings with thoughts and actions, with no desire other than for the good of the community.
Quality as defined by the customer. We exemplify responsiveness in our willingness to help customers and to provide prompt service in a dependable and accurate manner.
The process of effectively and profitably taking new ideas to satisfied customer. It is a process of continual renewal involving the whole organization and is an essential part of everyday practice.
The excitement of doing something – vocation or avocation, art or mission, idea or ideal that we find fulfilling and deeply satisfying. People with passion ignite enthusiasm, inspire excellence and invoke enhanced performance.
There are more leaders, because people can take turns assuming leadership for tasks where they have knowledge and ability. Leaders inspire and facilitate rather than just give orders that have to be obeyed. Our partnerships also extend to the community where accountability also flows in two directions.
Specifically, Recreation and Leisure services will;
We will: Be fiscally responsible, good steward of our community’s natural resources and guardians of our human resources.
We will: Enhance the quality of life in the community by providing a variety of enjoyable leisure, cultural and educational pursuits in facilities that are well maintained, safe, and accessible.
We will: Improve the health and fitness of our community through programming and facilities that encourage thought or motion.
We will: Ensure that the citizens of Windsor are heard by the use of program and facility evaluations, community-wide surveys, email bulletins, and various project committees.
We will: Be driven to protect and take care of the facilities. All facilities will be clean, safe, well maintained, and environmentally friendly.
We will: Bring together our community by offering a wide variety of activities and programs that encourage inclusion and participation.