The purpose of the Parks and Recreation Department is to provide a year-round leisure services program and functional, well-maintained facilities which serve the diverse needs of the community at large.
Parks and Recreation is so much more than playgrounds, fields and a Community Center. We introduce kids to youth sports in a fun, safe environment. We encourage seniors activities and build friendships. We help you achieve your fitness goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We provide well-maintained places to picnic and play. We provide family programs you will remember for a lifetime. So stop by often and try something new – there’s always something going on!
The Recreation Director is the leader of the City’s Parks and Recreation Department, responsible for planning and managing the department’s overall service delivery of sports, programs, activities, special events, recreational facilities and resources.
Recreation Director Charlie Wilson began his career in public service as a pool manager and community center supervisor for the City of Athens Parks and Recreation department in 2006. In 2013, he was hired as the Recreation Programmer for the City of Springdale then promoted in 2016 to Assistant Recreation Director. Charlie served as one of two Assistant Recreation Directors until 2020, when he was selected to become the Recreation Director.
Charlie is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional, Certified Pool Operator, and has professional affiliations with the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association and the National Recreation and Parks Association.
Charlie is originally from New Marshfield, OH where he attended Alexander High...Go Spartans! He has a degree in Parks and Recreation Management with a focus in Business Administration from Ohio University.
Charlie and his wife Katie enjoy serving the Greater Cincinnati area and, on their down time, spending time with their son, family, friends and enjoying the many special events that Cincinnati has to offer.
11999 Lawnview Avenue
Springdale, OH 45246