The Administration Division coordinates the operational activities, priorities and direction of the Parks & Recreation Department. It provides leadership and assistance to the 13 departmental divisions and their staff, while organizing and establishing a strong public relationship with the citizens of Winter Park.
The Parks & Recreation Department is a nationally accredited agency and has met or exceeded best practices in the ten required elements which include planning, administration, financial management, facility management, programs and services.
Lake Baldwin Park off-leash area won Best Place to Take Your Dog to Play – Orlando Weekly Magazine 2021
Winter Park Farmers’ Market voted Central Florida’s Favorite Farmers’ Market – Orlando Weekly Magazine 2002-2021
CAPRA (Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies) accredited since 2010; reaccredited in 2015
Administrative Coordinator Janet Paul voted Chamber Hero 2014 – Winter Park Chamber of Commerce
Playful City USA 2011-2013 – KaBOOM!
Central Park voted Best Park – Winter Park Chamber of Commerce 2013
Transportation Specialist Darius Gallagher voted Chamber Hero 2012 – Winter Park Chamber of Commerce
Assistant Director Ronald Moore voted Chamber Hero 2011 – Winter Park Chamber of Commerce
Parks & Recreation staff are engaged in peer organizations and stay current in licensing and training.
Three NRPA Certified Parks and Recreation Professionals on staff
Two Certified Playground Inspectors on Staff
Two Certified Pool Operators on Staff
Six Licensed Pesticide Applicators
Ten Certified Crowd Managers
One Abrahams Academy Graduate
One NRPA Revenue School Graduate
Two National Golf Foundation Municipal Golf Course Institute Graduate
One FRPA Central Region Director of Professional Development
Winter Park is the city of arts and culture, cherishing its traditional scale and charm while building a healthy and sustainable future for all generations.
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