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


Felissa Washington Smith, Acting Parks and Recreation Assistant Director


Deputy Directors

Cynthia Aguilar, Downtown Division
Esther Avila, South Division
Tim Merritt, Special Operations Division
Danielle Poveromo, Northwest Division
Judy Weiss, Management Services Division
Cynthia Brown, Northeast Division (Acting)
Alonso Avitia, Natural Resources Division (Acting)