Overview & Mission

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

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
Garnet McKeown
David Linder

Cherry Park

Construction Projects

Fountain Park

General Maintenance

Giordana Velodrome

Glencairn Garden

Hargett Park

Manchester Meadows

Old Town Amphitheater 

Park Maintenance


River Park

Rock Hill BMX Track  

Special Events Support


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


Customer Service
Department Support Services


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

Financial Assistance:

Learn about assistance for those with financial hardships here.

Citizen Input:

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 four 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 operations.

  • African American Cultural Resources
  • Baseball
  • Boyd Hill Recreation Center
  • Cherry Park/Softball
  • Emmett Scott Recreation Center
  • Fewell Park Recreation Center
  • Football
  • Manchester Meadows/Soccer
  • Northside Recreation Center
  • Outdoors/Trails & Greenways
  • Rock Hill Outdoor Center
  • Rock Hill Parks Foundation Fundraising Board
  • Rock Hill Sports & Events Center
  • Rock Hill Youth Council
  • Senior Adult
  • Tennis
  • Therapeutic Recreation

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Download Acrobat Reader Flash Player Download Flash Player Windows Media Player Download Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Download Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Download Word Viewer Excel Viewer Download Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer Download PowerPoint Viewer