Parks and Recreation Leadership

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Building Healthy Communities Through Parks, Programs, and Partnerships

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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

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​​Department Leadership:

Headshot Tracee Hall 

Cynthia Aguilar, Acting Parks and Recreation Director​​

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Management Team:

  • Tracee Hall, Assistant Director
  • Albert Santana, Interim Assistant Director
    (also oversees the department's South Division)
  • Alonso Avitia, Deputy Director, Natural Resources Division
  • James Orloski, Deputy DirectorDowntown and Management Services divisions
  • Larry Polk, Deputy Director, Special Operations Division
  • Danielle Poveromo, Deputy Director, Northeast Division
  • Jan Sherwood, Deputy Director, Northwest 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