Centennial Olympic Park. Image Via Wikimedia Commons
Atlanta has a new Parks and Recreation Commissioner. John Dargle has held leadership positions with Parks and Recreation departments across America.
Dargle will be responsible for the operations of the city’s department of parks and recreation and will also be a member of the Mayor’s senior leadership team, according to city materials. Prior to this position, Dargle served as the director of the Milwaukee County, Wisc., Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture where he managed 158 parks and 11 parkways with a $47 million annual budget. This appointment brings him back to Georgia, where he was once the director of the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department.
“Our goal is for every Atlanta resident to have access to safe, quality parks and greenspaces to enjoy, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said in a statement. “I am excited about what John Dargle brings to the City and look forward to working with him as we continue to invest in our parks and communities.”