PARKS AND RECREATION Planning and Project Development: Leads and coordinates the department’s efforts in the following areas: strategic and long-range planning, Capital Improvement Program, Capital Life Cycle Plan, and future bond referendums which include, but are not limited to, open space, greenways, parkland and facilities. Division services include: design, coordination, and management of master planning, risk management, design and construction of new parks and facilities, and oversight of renovations and improvements to existing parks and facilities. Park Operations: Oversees the day-to-day operations, maintenance, and management of the department’s parks, gardens, and special facilities, including regional and neighborhood parks, athletic fields, botanical gardens, over 90 miles of trails and greenways, and four cemeteries. The division provides logistical support along with personnel skilled in construction, demolition, repair and heavy equipment operations for the department’s programs and facilities; and also supports citywide special events through provision of stages, show wagons, and other services. Serves as service critical personnel during emergencies and inclement weather. Administrative Services: Oversees executive administrative services for the department in the following areas: budgeting, accounting, human resources, information technology, marketing and outreach, resource development, and program evaluation. Comprehensive department-wide costs associated with the division include employee development, project development, marketing, worker's compensation, and insurance premiums. The division also manages volunteers, internships, service learning, oversight and support, along with contract management to partnership agencies with city-wide impacts such as the Friends of Greensboro Parks and Recreation Foundation, Greensboro Downtown Parks Inc, Greensboro Beautiful Inc., the Greensboro Science Center, The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, Bryan Park Golf operations, and the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Commission are additional responsibilities. Community Recreation Services: Coordinates the day-to-day operations of a variety of recreation programs and facilities, which include: 10 community recreation centers, athletic programming, leagues and tournaments, Greensboro Sportsplex, summer camps and playground programs, specialized recreation services, senior adult programs at Smith and Trotter Active Adult Center, adaptive and inclusive recreation programs for youth and adults, programming and operations of four outdoor pools, environmental education and outdoor adventure programs, the E.C.O. Bus and the operations and programming at the City's lakes (Lakes Brandt, Townsend, and Higgins), youth initiatives, advocacy, and programming including the Greensboro Youth Council, youth service provider outreach, and Summer Night Lights (SNL). In partnership with the community, the youth services section strives to provide development opportunities for youth and young adults through leadership, volunteerism, and socialization. This section also coordinates the Community Food Task Force, which is a forum for connecting groups and organizations that address food insecurities in our area.

Adopted 2021-22 Budget


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