The mission of the Parks and Recreation Department is to create, promote and administer the best possible recreational programs and, in addition, to manage and maintain the best possible recreational facilities. To maintain to the best of our ability all parks and parkways designated to the department by the city. The Parks and Recreation Department accomplishes these objectives in a responsible manner, staying within the yearly budget. Department staff also actively seek out additional funding sources and opportunities to improve the department.
In addition to overseeing the city's parks, fields, recreation centers and tennis courts, department staff maintain the city's esplanades, parkways, cemeteries, and public building grounds.