Parks & Community Services
The Parks and Community Services Department develops and implements quality programs that:
- Encourage healthy lifestyles
- Preserve the City's heritage
- Provide recreational experiences
- Strengthen community image
Within the department, there are several divisions – Family Services, The Wave at Emerald Glen Park, Heritage, Cultural Arts, Sports, Seniors, Special Events, and a Facility Rentals Division.
The Family Services Division is responsible for Preschool and after-school programs; youth and adult fitness classes; and summer day camps. The Sports division is responsible for Youth and Adult Sports Leagues, Sports Fields and Courts, and the extremely popular Jr. Warriors Basketball Program. The Wave, located at Emerald Glen Park, offers year-round swim lessons, and fitness swimming, and is home to the swim league champions, the Green Gators Swim Team. The Wave also includes a seasonal waterpark equipped with six waterslides and an aqua play feature for young kids.
The Heritage and Cultural Arts Division is responsible for Dublin Heritage Park & Museums and the Dublin Camp Parks Military History Center and the very robust permanent and temporary public art program. Special events plans and oversees all City-wide special events, including the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Splatter.
The Parks and Recreation Master Plan establishes goals, long-term policies, and standards to guide the acquisition, development, and management of park and recreation facilities.