About Us


The Parks, Recreation & Arts Department strives to provide the community with the environment to enhance their quality of life. There are four divisions within Parks, Recreation & Arts which allow us to provide and maintain the high quality of facilities and parks throughout Chesterfield: Administrative, Recreation, Natural Resources, and Parks. The Department is staffed with 30 full-time employees and over 131 part-time and contractual employees. The Administrative Division consists of three full-time employees; Recreation Division consists of five full-time employees and over 125 part-time and contractual employees; Natural Resources Division consists of one full-time employee; and the Parks Division consists of 21 full-time employees and over six part-time employees.

The Administrative Division is responsible for the planning, design, acquisition, development, operations, personnel, and financial management for the entire department. It also serves as department liaison to the Parks & Recreation Citizen Advisory Committee, Parks & Recreation Committee of Council and City Council.

The Recreation Division is responsible for the planning, marketing, implementation and supervision of all city sponsored programs, events and activities. This includes the 4th of July Celebration, Turkey Trot, Concerts, Conservation, Adult Sports Leagues, Youth Programs, Swim and Dive Team and Swim Lessons, etc. It is also responsible for the daily management operations of the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex (CVAC), Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center (CFAC), and Concession Operations. This includes the rental, scheduling, coordination and oversight of clinics, camps, practices, leagues, tournaments, and concessions at the CVAC; and overseeing the scheduling and management and operations of the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center.

The Natural Resource Division consults with the Parks Division concerning landscape plans, designs, construction, bidding, and oversight of ongoing tree/plant assessments and maintenance needs. The Division is responsible for environmental education and practices; planning and directing an urban forest program encompassing natural resource conservation, preventative maintenance and reforestation. Serves as liaison to the Beautification Committee.

The Parks Division is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of all park land, rights-of-way, and City Hall. This includes areas of turf management, tree trimming, horticulture, athletic fields, playgrounds, landscaping, snow plowing, trash, irrigation and buildings.