Recreation Department

The Parks and Recreation Director is appointed by the City Manager and entrusted by City Charter §13.01 with supervision and control of the Parks and Recreation Department and Youth Bureau. The Department of Parks and Recreation provides year-round programs and services for all ages and abilities throughout every neighborhood, spanning active sports and athletics, cultural enrichment opportunities and passive leisure experiences. 

The Department of Parks and Recreation works closely with the Department of Public Works to maintain the CIty's parks, playgrounds, trails, and facilities, including historic Downing Park and the Delano-Hitch Recreation Park complex. 

Residents can visit RecDesk to view the current calendar of activities and events, register for upcoming camps and programs, or reserve facilities for use.