Parks and Recreation Leadership


Building Healthy Communities Through Parks, Programs, and Partnerships


Department Mission:

The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department builds healthy communities through parks, programs and partnerships; and makes the city a better place to live, visit and play.

Statement of Commitment


​​Department Leadership:

Headshot Tracee Hall 

Cynthia Aguilar, Parks and Recreation Director​​


Management Team:

  • Tracee Hall, Assistant Director
  • Alonso Avitia, Deputy Director, Downtown divisions
  • Joe Diaz, Deputy Director, South Division
  • James Orloski, Deputy DirectorManagement Services Division
  • Larry Polk, Deputy Director, Special Operations Division
  • Danielle Poveromo, Deputy Director, Northeast Division
  • Jan Sherwood, Deputy Director, Northwest Division
  • Jarod Rogers, Acting Deputy Director, Natural Resources Division​

2020 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report


The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s 2020 Annual Report highlights major accomplishments and lists important yearly metrics that show the department’s impact on the community.

The report illustrates how the department promotes health, wellness, conservation and social equity by providing opportunities that improve quality of life through access to local parks, recreation and cultural facilities, sports programming and open spaces. 

It also explains the essential service the department provided during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the 2020 Annual Report