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.


​​Department Leadership:

Inger Erickson portrait 

​Inger Erickson, Parks and Recreation Director


Management Team:

  • Tracee Crockett, Assistant Director
  • Esther Avila, Deputy Director, South Division
  • Alonso Avitia, Deputy Director, Natural Resources Division
  • Cynthia Brown, Deputy Director, Northwest Division
  • James Orloski, Deputy DirectorDowntown Division
  • Cynthia Aguilar, Deputy Director, Special Operations Division
  • Danielle Poveromo, Deputy Director, Northeast Division
  • Judy Weiss, Deputy Director, Management Services Division

2019 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report


The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s 2019 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. 

Read the 2019 Annual Report