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
Oscar Carmona
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 R. 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