Parks and Recreation Leadership


Building Healthy Communities Through Parks, Programs, and Partnerships


Department Mission:

The Parks and Recreation Department builds healthy communities through parks, programs and partnerships.


​​​​2015 - 2018 Strategic Plan: 

​Many Hands, Many Minds, One Team

  • Quality Guest Service

  • Strengthened Department Culture

  • Clean, Accessible and Safe Parks

  • Performance Excellence

  • Engaged Employees​​

​​Department Leadership:


​Inger Erickson, Parks and Recreation Director


Management Team:

  • Tracee Crockett, Assistant Director
  • Cynthia Aguilar, Deputy Director, Downtown Division
  • Esther Avila, Deputy Director, South Division
  • Alonso Avitia, Deputy Director, Natural Resources Division
  • Cynthia Brown, Deputy Director, Northeast Division (Acting)
  • Tim Merritt, Deputy Director, Special Operations Division 
  • Danielle Poveromo, Deputy Director, Northwest Division
  • Judy Weiss, Deputy Director, Management Services Division

​​The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is organized into the following components: ​

  • Director's Office

  • Management Services Division

  • Natural Resources Division

  • Northeast Division

  • Northwest Division

  • South Division

  • Special Operations Division

  • Downtown Division