Strengthening the community and creating quality recreation and leisure experiences is the mission of the award-winning Germantown Parks and Recreation department. Four divisions: parks and recreation administration and planning, recreation and sports, the Farm Park and rangers enable the department the unique ability of being able to accomplish this mission in a variety of ways.
In 1996, the Germantown Parks and Recreation department became accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Parks & Recreation Agencies. This made the department the twelfth department in the nation and the only department in Tennessee to earn this accreditation. The department has maintained accreditation it was first achieved and continues to be the only department in the state with the honor.
Recreation and Sports
Development, administration marketing and implementation of public recreation programs, community events, and leisure services are the focus of the Recreation Division. For information, contact Will Kassner at WKassner@Germantown-TN.gov or (901) 757-7379
Bobby Lanier Farm Park
Germantown's Bobby Lanier Farm Park is a 10-acre education and demonstration center for sustainable living through agriculture and stewardship. For information, contact Joni Roberts at JRoberts@Germantown-TN.gov or (901) 757-7375.
Safe and secure parks and facilities are a priority in Germantown. Park rangers patrol every park. Need help, have a question or just want to converse about trees, wildlife or native plants? Look for a uniformed ranger in a marked City vehicle. For information, call (901) 757-7375.
Administration and Planning
Serving as the nucleus of the Parks and Recreation Department, the administrative division provides overall management and supervision for all functions within the department. Priorities include promoting advocacy for parks, recreation and leisure services and supporting staff in community outreach and marketing initiatives. This division also serves as the first point of contact for residents, participants and visitors.
To ensure a park system of the highest standards, this division is responsible for the development of the parks capital improvements projects and infrastructure budgets, parks project management, community needs assessments, park designs, park project plans and specifications, and contract management. Other responsibilities include horticulture and landscaping planning for City properties, grant development and administration and direction and evaluation of parks maintenance activities.