Welcome to City of Stephenville

Parks & Recreation Department (SPARD)

Our Mission

To LEAD our community to improve health and wellness through programming, PROTECT our natural resources and engage in community conservation practices, and ENSURE quality of life with access to local recreational activities for all.

"We Create Community through Parks, People and Programs" articulates the vision of the Stephenville Parks and Recreation Department. Through parks and recreation services we take an active role in creating community through people, our staff and volunteers, who make connections with our residents to improve lives. It is this person to person contact that alleviates the loneliness of senior citizens, reduces the stress and isolation of working adults and inspires to teach our youth to become productive community members. Through our parks, open space and facilities, we provide relief from urban development, preserve the environment and provide opportunities for recreation through facilities to meet the needs of the community. Our programs and services produce specific benefits for our residents as well as being an important means of connecting with each individual. Our vision is based on the belief that through high quality recreation programs, facilities and people an economically vibrant and dynamic community are created and enhanced.