City of Frederick Parks and Recreation (Frederick, MD)


  • Name:Ms. Amy Riley

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:City of Frederick Parks and Recreation
  • Address:121 North Bentz Street
    Talley Recreation Center
    Frederick, MD 21701
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:301-992-1535

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  • Mission:
    The City of Frederick's Recreation Department was founded in 1927 for the purpose of providing recreational opportunities to all Frederick City citizens regardless of age, race or religion. To also provide, utilize and maintain parks, swimming pools and sports facilities for the public’s use and benefits.

  • History:
  • The City of Frederick Parks and Recreation Program has been serving Frederick City youth since 1927. With the support of the Recreation Commission, the Recreation Department has staffed, supervised active and relaxing recreational enjoyment for the children of Frederick City. Programs include the Summer Playground Programs, Summer Camp Programs, Talley Rec Center Activities, Pool Programs, and many others that can be viewed on the City's website under the Parks and Recreation Department.

    Over the years due to City budget constraints, the number of Summer Playground programs has varied. From 1997 through 1999, the City provided activities at 16 playgrounds; in 2000, 13 playgrounds. In 2003, the programs began to suffer some bigger decreases with only 7 playgrounds in operation. In 2004, we were only able to staff 4 locations.

    In 2009, the program was almost eliminated from the budget. Due to public, Mayor and Board of Alderman support, and most importantly, due to a private donation in the amount of $22,500 (50% the operating cost to run 4 programs) the Playground programs was inserted back into the City budget.

    The program began as a free program for all children who registered until the summer of 1999 when The City began to charge a $25 fee for non-city registered participants. The fee has been raised to $120 in 2011/2012. In 2005, to help with budget constraints, a regisration fee was added for city residents in the amount of $10. Today the fee for a city registered participant is $80.

    We have seen a decline in the number of participants who register for the program since the fees have been increased and the number of programs decreased. In 2008, 277 children were benefitting from the program. In 2011, 118 participated, which is more than 50% less.

  • Year established:1927
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:
  • Advisory board size:9
  • Staff size:20

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Joe Baldi, Chairman
    Mark Lawrence, Vice Chairman

    Dwight Rivera
    Charlotte Meierhoefer

    James Myers

    Jennifer Grove
    Kenneth Wagester

    Randall Knight

    Rob Fox

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Roelkey Myers, Deputy Director Parks & Recreation

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Cheryl Radcliffe, Program Supervisor

    Bob Smith, Program Supervisor

    Nancy Adkins, Program Supervisor

    Jim Wheeldon, Park Crew Supervisor

    Kristi Winterstein, Office Manager

    There are numerous other full time staff for the department. In addition, part time staff are hired each year to supervise programs.


  • Organization type:Government Agency
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:115(1)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:52-6000789

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