Overview & Mission

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Department Mission:
To provide a wholesome program of leisure, recreational, tourism and cultural opportunities and facilities to enhance the quality of life for Rock Hill residents and visitors.

Department Strategic Plan:
Get the strategic plan for the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department here.

Department Annual Report:
Get the most current annual report for the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department here.

Department Organization:

The department is organized into three divisions – Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. The following areas of responsibility fall under each division and division supervisor. John Taylor is the Director of the department and Mark Sexton serves as the Operations Supervisor.

Parks Division Recreation Division Tourism Division
Rhea Faris
Supervisor
Garnet McKeown
Supervisor
David Linder
Supervisor

Cherry Park

Construction Projects

Fountain Park

General Maintenance

Giordana Velodrome

Glencairn Garden

Hargett Park

Manchester Meadows

Novant Health BMX

Park Maintenance

Parks/Playgrounds

River Park

Special Events Support

Streetscapes

Terry Complex

Trails & Greenways

Boyd Hill Recreation Center

Boys & Girls Club Partnerships

Camp Arc

Commission for Children & Youth

Cultural Arts & Special Events

Emmett Scott Recreation Center

Fewell Park Recreation Center

Happy Traveler Trips

Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities

Programs for Persons with Disabilities

Northside Recreation Center
Senior Citizen Programs
Special Olympics

Swimming Pools

Youth Council
Youth Service League

Budget Management

Community Relations

Concessions

Customer Service
Department Support Services

Marketing/Promotion

Outdoor Athletics

Outdoor Education (A.L.L. Outdoors) 

Personnel Services

Public Parks & Recreation Commission

Rock Hill Parks Foundation Memberships

Sponsorship/Financial Services

Tourism/Accommodations Tax Commission
Tourism/Hospitality Services
Tournament Admissions

Citizen Input:

Commissions
Citizen input is highly regarded as it relates to the operation of the Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism department. The Parks, Recreation & Tourism department is guided by members of three Commissions. Click each name below to learn more about the Commission and its current members.

Advisory Committees
The Advisory Committees listed below provide input on specific areas of the department’s operation.

Facilities Advisory Committees

  • Boyd Hill Recreation Center
  • Cherry Park
  • Emmett Scott Recreation Center
  • Fewell Park Recreation Center
  • Glencairn Garden
  • Therapeutic Arts Programs
  • Northside Recreation Center
  • River Park
  • Rock Hill Outdoor Center
  • Trails & Greenways

Athletics Advisory Committees

  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis

Other Advisory Committees

  • African American Cultural Resources
  • Rock Hill Parks Foundation
  • Rock Hill Youth Council
  • Senior Adult
  • Therapeutic Recreation Advisory Council 
  • Youth Service League

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