The City of Jacksonville has announced the hiring of Devin Fredrickson as the Director of Parks and Recreation. The current budget included the addition of the Parks and Recreation Director position as a part of the City Council’s commitment to strengthen neighborhoods along with the underlying goal of parks and recreation enhancement.
Fredrickson has worked in local government since 2012. Throughout his career, he has worked for several municipalities including the cities of Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Castroville. Mr. Fredrickson has a passion for parks and recreation, with an extensive background in sports fields, aquatics, programming, and special events. He also holds several licenses including Certified Park and Recreation Executive and Aquatic Facility Operator. Devin will be relocating to Jacksonville with his wife, Lynsie, and their daughter Lillie (3), and son Carter (1).
“I am excited to join the City of Jacksonville and anxious to continue the momentum of investment in our parks and to begin leveraging our existing infrastructure for recreational programming,” said Fredrickson. “Joining a parks department with over $2 million in parks investment underway is a rare opportunity. I am honored to be trusted with this investment and to ensure those investments are maintained and utilized to their fullest.”
Devin will be responsible for oversight of the city’s seven parks, two cemeteries, the athletic complex, and Lake Jacksonville’s recreational area & campgrounds. He will also be responsible for identifying and implementing recreational programming opportunities within our existing park infrastructure and budget.