The Parks and Recreation Department strives to provide sustainable recreational, cultural, and leisure opportunities that complement the diverse and progressive nature of our community and enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors.

The Parks and Recreation Department also staffs the Conservation Commission, the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Rivers and Waterways Commission.

Our Team


2019 Parks Bond Referendum

In August, County Council passed an ordinance to place on the November ballot a referendum question asking voters to approve or disapprove of using up to $38M for the provision of County park and recreation facilities. If approved, this amount of funding will allow the County to complete and open Ashley River Park, Davis-Bailey Park, and Pine Trace Natural Area, in addition to a number of priority trail, greenway, bike and pedestrian facilities. A good source of information on these initiatives is the Master Plan and Project Updates page. Visit the Referendum Questions page for information on the cost of the millage increase to fund these initiatives.

2019 Parks Referendum Ordinance

Ashley River Park Project Updates

Ashley River Park Master Plan

Davis-Bailey Park Project Updates

Davis-Bailey Park Master Plan

Pine Trace Natural Area Conceptual Master Plan

Millage Information


Forms and Waivers