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Intergovernmental Parks Work Group

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The Intergovernmental Parks Work Group, or IPWG, was proposed by the Joint Master Recreation & Parks Work Group Report in 1999 and created in 2001.  This joint task force is composed of representatives from the towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, and Mebane with the County as the lead entity. The IPWG is responsible for creating and updating an inventory of all recreation and park facilities, public, quasi-public and private, in the County, and exploring collaboration opportunities between the jurisdictions. The Work Group meets four times per year to review park plans, discuss new opportunities, and address joint park and recreation issues as referred by the elected boards.

Intergovernmental Parks Work Group member list

The Intergovernmental Parks Work Group meets quarterly at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are held at the Southern Human Services Center (Conference Room A/B or D) 2501 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill.

Intergovernmental Parks Work Group meeting schedule

"A New Era for Parks" report may be viewed here.

In 2006, the IPWG created the Composite Countywide Parks and Trails map, as a guide for future parks planning.  This map includes existing and proposed facilities in all jurisdictions on one map. Composite Countywide Parks and Trails Map.

Intergovernmental Park Work Group agendas and minutes

Volunteer or find out more about the process of being appointed to the Intergovernmental Parks Work Group.