Meet the Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks Leisure Team. Below is a brief description of responsibilities and an e-mail address that allows you to contact each person directly. Please read the job descriptions to aid in delivering your comments, questions, and concerns to the appropriate person.
WE PROVIDE LEISURE ALL YEAR!
William Royston, Director, 336-397-7908
William oversees the Recreation programs, facilities, and staff. The director will also serve as staff advisor for the Recreation and Parks Commission.
Linda Harrison, Administrative Secretary, 336-734-1213
Linda serves as the Administrative Secretary for the department. Her duties include handling reservations for Corpening Plaza, Grace Court, and the issuance of block party applications. Linda is also the department's Human Resources liaison.
Emerald Bowman, Senior Community Educator, 336-734-1221
Emerald's duties include marketing and special events management/coordination for the department. She also assists with program evaluation and enhancement.
Vacant, Office Assistant, 336-734-1219
These duties include greeting citizens, answering departmental calls, and picnic shelter reservations.
Cherie Oaks, Accounting Technician, 336-734-1218
Cherie handles the accounts payable and revenue accounting functions for the department. She will also assist with the processing of picnic shelter reservation service requests.
Ian Huffman, Parks Superintendent, 336-774-8894
Ian oversees the maintenance division of recreation and parks.
Renata Owens, Recreation Administrative Manager, 336-734-1222
Renata oversees the department's budget, Capital Plan, Fiscal Management, and special projects.
Vacant, Athletics Supervisor, 336-734-1212
Oversees the operation of the city's pools, Salem Lake, and Hobby Park. He administers volleyball and city-county golf tournaments. Dick is also charged with coordinating the use of soccer fields.
Todd Barr, Athletics Supervisor, 336-734-1216
Todd oversees the operation of the Joe White Tennis Center and coordinates softball, flag football, dodgeball, and special department projects. He also schedules the use of unlighted and lighted softball fields.
Vacant, Capital Project Planner, 336-734-1210
The duties will include managing all departmental projects to include bond projects and capital projects.
Vacant, Bethabara Park Supervisor, 336-924-8191
Oversees the operation of Historic Bethabara Park. Duties include planning the special activities that begin in April and run through November.
Rob Evans, Park Ranger
Officer Evans patrols the parks, ensuring user safety. He also enforces shelter reservations.
Ralph Mason, Park Ranger
Officer Mason patrols the parks, ensuring user safety. He also enforces shelter reservations.
Gary Lash, District Supervisor, 336-734-1214
Leah Friend, District Supervisor, 336-734-1215
Lisa Kiser, District Supervisor, 336-734-1211
The three (3) district supervisor positions oversee the operation of 17 recreation centers throughout the city, and also coordinate citywide recreation center events.