Parks & Recreation/Facility Maintenance Director
Brad Bentsen, CPTM
About the Parks & Recreation Department
The Parks and Recreation Department consists of four divisions: Parks, Recreation, Aquatics and Facility Maintenance. The Parks and Recreation Department has the responsibility of developing and maintaining 25 City Parks, 3 pools and 35 facilities in the most cost effective manner possible. In addition, Parks and Recreation Staff is responsible for city-wide graffiti removal, right-of-way mowing, new construction/improvement projects, special events, and all recreational activities. The Parks Dept. also manages the Mission Hike & Bike Trails and coordinates any activity or event at that site.
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
The Parks and Recreation Department currently has a 7 member appointed Board that assists with departmental recommendations. Current Board Members are Chairman Tony Guerrero, Vice-Chairman Gus Martinez, Chris Voss, Pat Townsend Sr., Tim Brown, Roland Reyna and Carina Garza. The Parks and Recreation Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at noon at the Adult Recreation Center located at 721 N. Bryan Rd. This meeting is open to the public.
Parks and Recreation Summer 2015 Recreation Programs: