Park Goals Include Adding QR Codes, Making Improvements

(photo by Jennifer Nichols)

Park Director Bryant Rasmussen stands next to the shade structure at Sunnyside Pool. One goal for next year to improve the structure in hopes of opening the pool next season.

ATLANTIC – During a yearly report to the Atlantic City Council tonight, Atlantic Park Director Bryant Rasmussen will discuss goals he has for the department, including using QR Codes to get more information to the public, and making improvements to current facilities.

Rasmussen said after presenting an annual report last year, he wanted to continue to update the council on what park staff was doing, especially during a year with a pandemic.

“We’ve been out trying to be active and doing as much as we can while still trying to be safe with all of our employees,” he said.

He said one of goals is making improvements to facilities including the shade structure at the pool.

“One of the things we’re looking at right now is trying to update our shade structures at the pool,” he said, “We didn’t open last summer, so we were able to get the pool painted. Hopefully, knock on wood, we’re able to open up for this upcoming season (and) roll out a few new items just to excite people that the pool’s opened back up.”

Rasmussen said he also would like to add QR codes to different areas around the parks to get more information to people. He said currently they have a few, which show people the rules for playing bocce ball, the rules for playing fox and goose and how to cross country ski. He said the system they use allows the park staff to track how many people use the codes. He is currently looking for grants to pay for kayaks and canoes to add to the equipment for the public to use.

And he said another passion of his is to expand areas for wildlife.

“Trying to add in more nesting boxes for bluebirds, owls, trying to (add) bat houses,” he said.

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