New Tech for Parks and Rec: Rebooting Public Spaces

The advancements of technology have impacted every facet of our lives. Many institutions that we have grown up with are evolving to meet the realities of the twenty-first century. As demand and expectations on community spaces increases, parks departments from around the state have been developing what the future of local parks may look like.

At the MACo Winter Conference session, “New Tech for Parks and Rec: Rebooting Public Spaces” an expert panel will discuss the future of local parks in Maryland.

New Tech for Parks and Rec: Rebooting Public Spaces 

Description: Parks and public spaces are evolving to include more than the traditional outdoor offerings. As broadband becomes a larger part of everyday life, parks are incorporating technology into their larger operations to improve engagement with and connectivity to public facilities, programs, and services. Panelists will discuss next-level technology and how parks can play a part in the broadband accessibility discussion.      


  • Jessica Ley, Parks & Recreation Director, Anne Arundel County  
  • Clint Sterling, Parks & Recreation Director, Somerset County 
  • Reggie Moore, Parks & Recreation Director, Baltimore City 
  • Chuck Montrie, Executive Director, MD Parks & Rec Assoc  

Moderator: Josh Hastings, Councilperson, Wicomico County 

Date/Time: Thursday, December 9, 2021; 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

The 2021 MACo Winter Conference, “Time to Reboot: Tomorrow’s Tech Today,” will be held on December 8-10, 2021, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland.

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