PARKS, RECREATION & ARTS COMPREHENSIVE MASTER PLAN
The Parks, Recreation and Arts Department consists of five (5) divisions or service areas: Administrative, Recreation, Sports and Wellness, Arts and Entertainment and Parks. The Department is currently staffed with forty (40) full-time employees and over one hundred and thirty (130) part-time and contractual employees. The Administrative Division consists of two (2) full-time employees; Recreation Division consists of four (4) full-time employees and over eighty (80) part-time and seasonal employees; Sports and Wellness Division consists of four (4) full-time employees and thirty five (35) part time and seasonal employees; Arts and Entertainment Division consists of three (3) full time and five (5) part time and seasonal employees and the Parks Division consists of twenty-seven (27) full-time employees, and eight (8) part-time employees.
The Administrative Division is responsible for the planning, design, acquisition, development, operations, personnel, and financial management for the entire department. Serves as City liaison to the Parks, Recreation and Arts Citizen Advisory Committee, Chesterfield Citizens for the Environment Advisory Committee Parks and Recreation Committee of Council, and City Council.
SPORTS AND WELLNESS DIVISION
The Sports and Wellness Division is responsible for the operation of the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex (CVAC) including scheduling field rentals for games, practices, tournaments, clinics, camps, and the daily management of concessions operations. The division is also responsible for youth and adult sports as well as planning health and wellness programs such as the Chesterfield Turkey Trot, Stars and Stripes Run, Shamrock Run, Happy Hour Run, Shadow Program, Yoga, and Adult Softball.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DIVISION
The Arts & Entertainment Division is responsible for the planning, marketing, production and management of programs, events, and concerts at the Chesterfield Amphitheater and throughout the City of Chesterfield. This includes art exhibits at City Hall, Art on Loan, Art Walks, sculpture acquisitions, art maintenance, Movies Under the Stars, Sounds of Summer Concert Series, ticketed concerts, music festivals, rentals, and Chesterfield Fall Festival. The division is also responsible for the management and operations of the Chesterfield Amphitheater. Notable acts that have graced our stage include Billy Currington, Lee Brice, Scotty McCreery, Cody Johnson, Phoebe Bridgers, Kenny Loggins, Dwight Yoakam, Gladys Knight, Riley Green, Gary Allan, Three Dog Night, Brian Culbertson, Boney James, and Puddle of Mudd.”
The Recreation Division is responsible for the planning, marketing, implementation, and supervision of City sponsored programs, events, activities and facilities. This includes the 4th of July Celebration, Youth Try/Triathlon, conservation, youth programs, swim and dive team, swim lessons, senior programs, outdoor recreation programs, CPR classes, Candy Cane Hunt, Nerf Battle, Holiday Celebration, summer camps, Earth Day, America Recycles Day and other events. Also responsible for the daily management, hiring of staff and operations of the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center, Pavilion Rentals, Community Garden and Dog Park memberships.
The Parks Division is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of all park land, trails, rights-of-ways, wetlands, Police shooting range, and City Hall. This includes areas of turf management, horticulture, arboriculture, athletic fields, playgrounds, landscaping, snow plowing, trash, irrigation, and buildings.