Parks and Recreation
The Mission of the Parks and Recreation Department is to promote:
INDIVIDUAL BENEFITS: Better health and fitness; reduced stress; and opportunities for living a more balanced and productive life.
COMMUNITY BENEFITS: Stronger families; enhanced of community; and a positive, inclusive environment for all.
ECONOMIC BENEFITS: Enhance the quality of life of the community ti attract relocation; promote a healthier, more productive work force; enhance real estate values; and increase tourism and recreation spending.
ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS: Protection of natural areas and green spaces, adding to overall livability.
The Parks Director is responsible for Parks, Aquatics, Recreation and Urban Forestry. Learn more about each by clicking the navigation links at the left.
Parks and Recreation interacts with these City Commissions:
- Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission
- Arts Commission
- Community Landscape and Forestry Commission
Looking for maps/directions to all parks, whether City-owned or school or church? Try this map.
Don't forget to consider our facilities to host your next event! Rental rates for a variety of our facilities, from ball fields to pavilions, are published on the Recreation pages. Just contact our friendly Recreation Coordinator to schedule.