Department Leadership

The Dallas Park and Recreation Department is divided into 5 service divisions under the supervision of the Department Director and five Assistant Directors.
Willis Winters
Willis C. Winters, FAIA, FAAPRA - Director
Directs one of the nation's largest municipal park systems, with oversight of a $85 million operating budget and a capital budget in excess of $40 million annually.
contact Willis
John Jenkins

John Jenkins - Deputy Director

Administration and Business Services


The Deputy Director oversees the department’s $85 million general fund budget for parks, recreation centers, aquatics facilities, Fair Park and other venue management facilities and is responsible for day-to-day department operations, volunteer programs, enhancing park security and safety, developing department-wide operational standards, employee training and development and streamlining departmental processes.
contact John
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Louise Elam -  Assistant Director


Planning, Facility and Environmental Services


Capital Bond Program Development and Implementation, Facility and Site Development, Land Acquisition and Property Management, Infrastructure Maintenance and Construction, Environmental Management
contact Louise
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Oscar Carmona - Assistant Director
Park Maintenance Services
Litter Pick-up and Removal, Mowing, Irrigation, Recycling, Forestry, Downtown Medians, Athletic Fields, Parks Amenities
contact Oscar


Crystal Ross
Crystal Ross - Assistant Director
Recreation Services
Recreation and Fitness Centers, Programs and Special Events, Sports Leagues and Clinics, Senior Programs, Fitness Classes, Youth Programs, After-School Programs, Summer Camps
contact Crystal
Daniel Huerta

Daniel Huerta - Assistant Director


Fair Park and Community Services

Fair Park, Cotton Bowl, Public Engagement, Community Services: Aquatics, Events and Reservations
contact Daniel