Patrick O'Mara

Parks & Recreation, Facility Rentals
Title: Parks & Recreation Director
Phone: 901-867-5414

OMaraThe Parks & Recreation Director: 

  • Plans, directs, organizes, and administers the City's parks programs, including special events and other activities.
  • Coordinates the maintenance and improvements of leisure facilities including the IH Clubhouse and Senior Center, including assessments and inspections for safety, maintenance, and renovation purposes.
  • Develops and implements the departmental operating budget and monitors costs to maintain budget integrity.
  • Seeks public input on parks and recreational facilities, programs, and associated activities; and, updates the Parks Board on the status of parks and recreation programs and facilities on a regular basis and coordinates activities with the board, as appropriate.
  • Participates in the long-range planning of parks and recreational facilities and guides plan development.
  • Procures funding for recreation and parks facilities and programs from a variety of sources, including grants, donations and fund-raising activities.
  • Coordinates activities and trains volunteers, staff, officials, instructors, and other personnel associated with recreation and parks programs.
  • Coordinates activities and communicates with other departments and agencies that affect the community's recreation and parks programs.

About Patrick

Patrick joined the City of Lakeland staff as Parks & Recreation Director in March 2020. He serves as Staff Advisor to the Parks/Natural Resources Board. Patrick earned his Master's Degree of Business Administration in 2010, and has been a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional since 2018.

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