Recreation Commission

Members


Derrick Legall, Chair
John Dowd, Vice-Chair
Alphonse Lambert
Bob Manasier
Amy Smith
Cheryl Smith
Dora Stanley

SUMMARY

The Saratoga Springs Recreation Commission is a 7 member board of community volunteers appointed by the Mayor to oversee the Recreation Department.  Our mission is to create fun, safe, affordable activities, and to enrich the community’s quality of life through outstanding recreation programs, resources, and facilities for all individuals.  By having the authority, per the City Charter, to equip, operate, and maintain playgrounds and recreation centers we achieve the mission.

At the Rec, success is developing meaningful and impactful experiences in recreation for all to benefit from.  We established 4 Focus Areas to ensure these experiences align with our mission and goals. The Focus Areas are Programs, Facilities, Community and Volunteers.

Programs, Facilities, Community, Volunteers

MISSION

Our mission is to create fun, safe, affordable activities, and to enrich the community’s quality of life through outstanding recreation programs, resources, and facilities for all individuals.

GOALS

Programs:

Ensure community needs are being met through a wide variety of programs that are offered at the highest quality to encourage and retain participation for all ages, abilities, and interest. 

Facilities:

Coordinate with the Department of Public Works to provide safe, well maintained facilities, parks, and playgrounds that encourage and attract passive and active recreation for all to enjoy. 

Community:

Be a resource for all recreation in the City. 

 Volunteers:

Encourage community involvement through meaningful and impactful volunteer opportunities.