The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for the management of all public parks in the Village including Coral Pine Park, Flagler Grove Park, Evelyn Greer Park, Red Road Linear Park, Suniland Park, and Veterans Wayside Park. The Department is also responsible for the coordination of all programs and activities at Village facilities including the Pinecrest Community Center. The Department functions under the direction of the Parks and Recreation Director.
Robert C. Mattes, CPRP was appointed by the Village Manager to serve as the Parks and Recreation Director on November 20, 2017. Mr. Mattes previously served as the Parks and Recreation Director in Union Vale, New York as well as the Recreation Director in Portland, Maine and Hopkinton, New Hampshire. He earned a Master's degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management from North Carolina State University as well as a Bachelor's degree in Outdoor Recreation and Psychology from Plymouth State University. He has numerous professional certifications including Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP), Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI), and Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO). Mr. Mattes was an active member in the New York State Recreation and Parks Society and served on the Executive Board of the Hudson Valley Leisure Serves Association for many years.