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 two divisions – Family Services, which includes the The Wave at Emerald Glen Park, and the Heritage & Cultural Arts Division.
The Family Services Division is responsible for Youth & Adult Sports Leagues; the extremely popular Jr. Warriors Basketball Program; Preschool and after-school programs; youth and adult fitness classes; and summer day camps. The Wave, located at Emerald Glen Park, offers year-round swim lessons, fitness swim, 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; the very robust permanent and temporary public art program; and 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.