Facility – A physical structure or designated site developed to accommodate users by providing public access, recreational opportunities, or educational and interpretive materials and displays. This is different than a program, which is a planned series of events, materials or presentations that provides the public with the knowledge to understand natural resource issues and the skills to participate meaningfully in the debates that surround them For example, an educational facility could be an environmental education center or trail signage, while an educational program could be a series of campfire presentations to students. See Educational and Interpretive Programs Produced PM for full definition.
Created – Facilities are considered created when a new facility is constructed or designated on a previously unoccupied or privately owned site.
Improved – Facilities are considered improved when an action is taken to enhance an existing facility for the benefit of public use. Improvements do not include routine maintenance. A facility is considered improved with the inclusion or improvement of one or more new amenities (see Amenities definition below).
Amenities – Items that are conducive to the comfort, convenience or enjoyment of facilities. Amenities are not counted as facilities by themselves, but are used to create new or improve existing facilities. Amenities include but are not limited to fences, lighting systems, drinking water fountains, picnic tables, benches, refuse containers, bike racks, trellises, educational displays, playgrounds, parking lots with less than 8 spaces and restrooms under 500 sq. ft.
The following types of facilities define the unit of performance for this PM – a building & grounds, designated area, miscellaneous structure, trail/path or system facility created or improved. Only physical structures or designated areas that are designed to support public access, recreational opportunities, or educational materials are counted as a facility. See the Notes section of this document for additional information regarding facilities definitions.
The intended purpose of the facility, which allows for reporting of accomplishments for the different action priorities under the Recreation Program. The same facility may qualify for multiple purposes. For example, a public beach could be both a recreational facility and a lakefront access facility.
|Accounting Period and Scale
Information for this PM should be entered into the EIP Database by the implementing entity’s project manager within 30 days of completing construction on the project. Projects taking place over more than one year should report the number of facilities completed by December 31st of each year. EIP managers will start compiling reported data in October and will continue through December each year. Any information reported after December 31st will not be included in that year’s reporting totals.
|Project Reporting Guidance not yet defined
|Primary Facility Type
Buildings & Grounds, Designated Areas, Miscellaneous Structures, Trails & Paths
|Primary Purpose of Facility
Education/Interpretation, Lakefront Access, Recreation, Transit
|Is Primary EIP Program
|03.01 - Sustainable Recreation Program
A unit of performance for this PM is defined by the Primary Facility Type subcategory. Each building & grounds, designated area, miscellaneous structure, trail & path and/or system created or improved under a completed EIP project should be reported. However, facility types often overlap, and multiple facilities can be reported for any individual project. Reporting entities should use their best judgment to list each primary facility type created or improved under an EIP project. One exception occurs when a facility is created or improved on an existing designated area facility. To avoid double counting, only the non-designated area facility should be reported. Several examples of overlapping facility types are included below for illustrative purposes.