"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese
Consider this a snapshot…a peek…a glance. Every year, we provide an annual report to share a glimpse of the work and heart that we devote to the citizens of Irmo and Chapin every day. We can only share moments because the experiences are countless. And, there is great joy to be found in the simplest of moments: feeling your child’s sense of wonder at a new discovery… enjoying a play or concert with your friends and family… the sense of accomplishment experienced when contributing to the team’s success… chatting with a friend on a shaded park bench… an invigorating walk along a tree-lined path… the satisfaction of giving of yourself and your time to help others. These kinds of moments can make for a memorable lifetime.
Most of us have an affinity for play and leisure. It’s our job to cater to that basic need. At the core of our service is the positive and crucial impact recreation, nature, and the arts have on the well-being of each individual, family, and our community at large. We all benefit from, and are fortunate to have access to, quality recreation close to home.
Our children grow strong, healthy and empowered when they play with others, learn to value the wonder of our environment, and expand their horizons; building confidence through learning new skills and discovering art and culture. Active bodies support active minds and the athletic and fitness programs of ICRC build social skills and promote physical fitness throughout life.
Adults of all ages benefit from staying active through walking, biking, athletic programs, and fitness classes like dance, pilates and yoga.
Senior adults thrive from continued interaction with friends, maintaining their health through lifelong learning and fitness programs. We provide programs enabling them to live happy, productive, and independent lives.
Our community benefits from the strong social ties created through events of all kinds. Neighborhoods are more stable. Businesses also profit: It is estimated that special events such as Holiday Lights, unearth, and athletic tournaments result in an economic impact of more than a $2 million to our local economy each year.
The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is proud to serve this community. The parks we manage and maintain are appealing, safe, and important resources providing vital opportunities for individual fun and fitness, social interaction, outdoor experiences, and cultural enrichment. This level of service could not be delivered without the support of innumerable partners, volunteers, and park and recreation advocates. I would like to publicly acknowledge those who champion our mission every day and contribute to helping you create your memorable moments – the coaches, teachers, volunteers, team and event sponsors, and parents!
Please contact me at (803) 772.1228 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have regarding the information provided in this report. I will be happy to hear from you.
Elizabeth B. Taylor