Parks and Recreation


To promote an active lifestyle that will enrich lives by providing clean, safe, accessible parks and facilities and offering diverse recreational opportunities.

Who Are We?

Community Recreation & Senior Citizens

  • Plan, organize, and conduct camps, classes, events, swim opportunities, programs, and tours for youth to senior citizens of all abilities to enhance the quality of life while promoting Stafford as a safe and family-oriented community.


  • Provide high-quality recreational and competitive gymnastics, cheerleading, and tumbling programs to area youth in a safe and positive atmosphere.


  • Plan, organize, and conduct sports leagues, and instruction for all ages: basketball, tackle football, flag football, sideline cheerleading, volleyball, softball, soccer, and sports events, camps, and classes.

Recreation & Facility Use Management

  • Manage asset scheduling at all County managed facilities: amphitheater, pavilions, schools, event and meeting rooms, athletic fields, gyms, etc.

Park Maintenance

  • Provide attractive, clean, safe, and accessible parks. Maintenance includes 24 park locations and 100 athletic fields at park and school sites.


  • Provide oversight and support for all the operations of the department. Oversee the annual operating budget, personnel management, organizational development, marketing, grant administration, and policy development. Also serves as a liaison to the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Budget Summary

Funded Positions

Notable Changes


  • 4.5% Pay Scale Adjustment
  • 2.0% Salary Increase
  • 2.13% increase in Virginia Retirement System Rate
  • .03% decrease in the Virginia Retiree Health Insurance Credit Rate
  • Fixed contracts
  • Juneteenth Celebration
  • Fireworks


  • Work collaboratively with Economic Development and Tourism to host sports tournaments that will generate economic impact and tax revenue for the County. (Service levels 1 and 6)
  • Design and Construct a new Gymnastics Center through a public/private partnership. (Service levels 2 and 7)
  • Provide quality programs at a reasonable cost to encourage participation by all citizens. (Service levels 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7)
  • Continue to build relationships and partnerships with community organizations for the delivery of recreational services. (Service levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7)
  • Emphasize staff development and training in technical areas of expertise, the latest industry trends, best practices, new technologies, and leadership development. (Service levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7)
Service Levels for Parks and Recreation