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Herman Parker, Park and Recreation Director
202 C Street MS 37C
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 236-6643

Assistant Park and Recreation Director
Andrew Field, (619) 235-1110

Community Parks I
Deputy Director Kathy Ruiz, (619) 235-1130

Geographic by Council Districts 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7

  • Neighborhood community and mini parks
  • Recreation centers
  • Joint Use Operations
  • Centre City Maintenance
  • Naval Training Center Community Park
  • After School Programs

Community Parks II
Deputy Director David Monroe, (619) 525-8235

Geographic by Council Districts 3, 4, 8 and 9

  • Neighborhood community and mini parks
  • Recreation centers
  • Joint Use Operations
  • Aquatics
  • Therapeutic Recreation Services Program
  • Senior Services Program
  • Volunteer Recruitment and Recognition Program
  • After School Programs
  • Mount Hope Cemetery

Developed Regional Parks
Interim Deputy Director Bruce Martinez, (619) 235-1157

  • Balboa Park maintenance, public facilities management and special events
  • Mission Bay Park maintenance and special events
  • Presidio Hill maintenance and historic/cultural management
  • Beach and shoreline park maintenance
  • Citywide maintenance services including mowing, sweeping, aquatic features, park forestry and irrigation
  • Park rangers serving Balboa Park, Mission Bay Park, Presidio Park and Chollas Lake
  • Civic Dance Program

Open Space
Deputy Director Chris Zirkle, (619) 685-1350

  • General open space maintenance
  • Brush management of City-owned open space
  • Open Space Regional Parks:
    Mission Trails, Otay Valley, Tecolote, Marian Bear, Rose Canyon, Los Penasquitos and Black Mountain
  • San Diego River Planning Support
  • Citywide open space coordination
  • Park Rangers serving open space parks
  • MSCP (Multiple Species Conservation Program) compliance

Administrative Services
Administrative Services Program Manager Rebeca Córdova, (619) 235-5913

  • Public Information
  • Finance / Budget
  • Information Systems Management
  • Training and Safety
  • Asset Management
  • Human Resources

Golf Operations
Golf Operations Manager Mark Marney, (858) 552-1634

  • Management of the City's municipal golf complexes at
    Torrey Pines, Balboa Park and Mission Bay

Maintenance Assessment Districts (MADs)
Assistant Deputy Director Paul Sirois, (619) 533-6724

  • Street Median Maintenance

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