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.

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Award Winning

  • Administrative Coordinator Janet Paul voted Chamber Hero 2014
  • Playful City USA 2011-2013
  • CAPRA Accredited 2010
  • Winter Park Farmers’ Market voted Central Florida’s Favorite Farmer’s Market – Orlando Weekly Magazine 2002-2013
  • 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
  • Assistant Director Brenda Moody voted Employee of the Year 2008 – 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

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the Winter Park Community Center.  The meetings begin at 5 p.m. Access the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board page to view current board members, packets and minutes. To be placed on an email list for agenda distribution, contact Parks & Recreation Senior Staff Assistant, Kesha Jones at


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