The mission of the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities is to serve people of all ages and abilities by maximizing all available resources to deliver exceptional, clean, safe and accessible parks, inviting recreation facilities and programs that support the community needs and desires for a community to live, work and play. DPRCF will measure success by high levels of customer satisfaction, exceptional efficiency and positive community development of our public spaces and recreation services that meet the values and needs of citizens and visitors.
Agency Overview – Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities oversees more than 57 parks and open spaces, 138 tennis courts, 60 playgrounds, 56 baseball diamonds, 10 pools, numerous tot lots, picnic areas and exercise trails. The department is also the operator of the James River Parks system, the largest and most unique park in Richmond. The James River park system includes over 500 acres of shoreline and islands in the heart of the city, offering opportunities for whitewater and flat-water canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking, jogging, and wildlife exploration. Additionally, the department takes care of more than 22 statues and monuments, 7 cemeteries, the Dogwood Dell Amphitheater and operates 24 city owned community centers while providing a full spectrum of recreational services for the youth, adults and special need populations.
2011 Proposed Biennial Fiscal Plan