Parks and Recreation Leadership

Mission: The Phoenix 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

2014 Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department Annual Report


Inger Erickson, Parks and Recreation Director

Management Team:
Felissa Washington Smith, Assistant Director (Acting)
Cynthia Aguilar, Deputy Director, Downtown Division
Terry McAvoy, Deputy Director, Downtown Division (Acting)
Esther Avila, Deputy Director, South Division
Tim Merritt, Deputy Director, Special Operations Division
Danielle Poveromo, Deputy Director, Northwest Division
Judy Weiss, Deputy Director, Management Services Division
Cynthia Brown, Deputy Director, Northeast Division (Acting)
Alonso Avitia, Deputy Director, Natural Resources Division (Acting)