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

Inger Erickson, Acting Parks and Recreation Director


Felissa Washington Smith, Acting Parks and Recreation Assistant Director


Deputy Directors

Cynthia Aguilar, Downtown Division
Cynthia Brown, South Division (Acting)
Tim Merritt, Northeast Division / Special Operations Division (Acting)
Danielle Poveromo, Northwest Division
Ken Vonderscher, Natural Resources Division