Parks & Recreation

City of Somerville FY21 Budget

Mission Statement

The Parks & Recreation department operates year-round programs throughout the City’s public facilities, playgrounds, schoolyards, and various other locations to promote positive and healthy activities for all members of the Somerville community.

Changes from FY20

The proposed FY21 Parks & Recreation budget included a 0.9% increase in Personal Services due to collective bargaining agreements, as well as a 17.1% increase to Ordinary Maintenance in order to meet the following goals:


This year in Parks & Recreation, we will be taking over the middle school intramural program, including OST Coordination into programming, getting rolling with a fully staffed fields crew, and completing the Kennedy Pool renovation (90% complete) with the new filter being installed June.


During the FY21 budget process, two adjustments were made to the Parks & Recreation budget. First, $25,000 was added to Professional & Technical Services to fund a gender equity study. Second, $23,000 was added to the Salaries & Wages Temporary line to correct projections based on the City's updated living wage for FY21.

FY21 Budget Proposal

Departmental Organization

FY21 Positions Listing