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Meet Our Recreation Director

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Laurie Stasiak
Recreation Director

City of Oak Park
14300 Oak Park Blvd.
Oak Park, MI 48237
(248) 691-7555

Boards and Commissions:
Independence Day Commission
Recreation Commission

What Does a Recreation Director Do?

The City of Oak Park Recreation Director plans, develops and directs the municipal recreation program; surveys community recreation needs and interests; and maintains recreation facilities. Specifically, the Recreation Director performs in the following capacities:

  • Plans, coordinates and supervises the recreation program, facilities and equipment.
  • Supervises the maintenance of recreation areas and facilities needed to provide adequate community service.
  • Implements and directs comprehensive recreation programs for all age groups.
  • Coordinates city programs with other recreation activities.
  • Plans and directs the maintenance of parks and recreation areas, including playgrounds, swimming pools, and picnic grounds.
  • Makes arrangements for the use of various public facilities, including school buildings and grounds.
  • Forecasts future recreation needs and recommends new and innovative recreation programs for the community.
  • Prepares correspondence and communication pertaining to recreation activities and prepares publicity designed to arouse public interest.
  • Seeks available local, state and national grants.
  • Maintains an inventory of departmental equipment and plans for future equipment needs.
  • Recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates departmental personnel.
  • Community relations.