Mission

Our Mission

The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department exists to provide professional and diverse leisure opportunities through inclusive programs, facilities, parks, and open space, ensuring that Greensboro is a desirable place to work, live, and play.

Our Vision

We see ourselves as leaders, building betters lives to build a better community.

Our Framework

Enhance the department's existing assets; expand offerings by strengthening partnerships and creating transformational programs; and connect communities with a vibrant, healthy, and equitable park system through ongoing public input and engagement.

This will help us create economic impacts, advance conservation, rejuvenate health and wellness, and enhance quality of life in Greensboro. 

Annual Report

2017-2018 Department Annual Report

Department Leadership

Nasha McCrayDirector, 336-373-2559
The director oversees the management and operations of Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department, provides support to the Friends of Greensboro Parks and Recreation Foundation and oversees departmental marketing efforts.

Deputy Director (Vacant - See the job brochure.)
The deputy director oversees administrative services for budget, finance, human resources, special projects, and technology, responsible for the department's customer service delivery and special event planning throughout the city. 

Community Recreation Services
Charles Jackson, Division Manager, 336-373-7619
The division is responsible for providing a variety of recreational programs, services, and facilities which enhance quality of life and community well being. Facilities managed and programmed by this division include: 11 community recreation centers; 3 watershed parks (lakes); 4 public swimming pools; 66 tennis courts; 92 athletic fields; City Arts and Events; Greensboro Cultural Center; Smith Senior Center; Greensboro Sportsplex; Simkins Indoor Sports Pavilion; Gillespie Golf Course; Carolyn Allen Park; athletic turf; and Bryan Park soccer complex. Specialized programs offered include athletic leagues, fitness and wellness classes, outdoor adventure and environmental education, senior programs, therapeutic recreation, and inclusion services. Facilities within this division generate over $70 million in annual economic impact for Greensboro.

Planning and Project Management
Shawna Tillery, Division Manager, 336-373-7808

The division coordinates departmental efforts in the areas of strategic and long-range planning, Capital Improvement Program, Capital Life Cycle Plan, and future recreational bond referendums with regards to open space, greenways, parkland and facilities, as well as oversees the Departmental Safety Administrator, who develops, maintains and administers a comprehensive risk management program for the department. This division's services include coordination and management of master planning, construction oversight of new parks and facilities, and oversight of renovations and improvements to existing parks and facilities.

Park Operations Division 
Ron McMillan, Division Manager, 336-373-7539 

The division oversees the operation, management, and maintenance of the department’s parks, gardens and special facilities, which include regional and neighborhood parks, public gardens, trails and greenways, city cemeteries. The area also provides logistical support and heavy equipment for the department’s programs and facilities, implements park improvement projects, and manages the use of the department’s special event equipment such as the Show Wagon.

Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department
Parks and Recreation Administrative Headquarters, 1001 Fourth Street, Greensboro, NC 27405
Office: 336-373-2558, Fax: 336-373-2060 
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