Thursday , 27 October 2016

Parks and Recreation Director Leaving McKinney for Similar Position in Arlington


Lemuel Randolph, the former Director of Parks and Recreation for McKinney, announced his resignation on Thursday, via a release from the City of McKinney (see below for the full release).

Randolph is leaving McKinney to become Director of Parks and Recreation for the city of Arlington, per a release posted on the city of Arlington’s website on Thursday (also shown below).

The release from McKinney states that Randolph’s last day will be Jan. 28. Per the Arlington release, Randolph will begin his new job on Feb. 3.

Release from the City of Arlington:

Lemuel Randolph will be the new Director of Parks and Recreation. Randolph comes to Arlington from McKinney where he served as the Director of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces. With a total of 20 years of experience directing municipal parks and recreation departments, Randolph has also worked for the cities of Missouri City, Sugar Land and San Bernardino. His first day with Arlington will be February 3.

See original post from the City of McKinney’s release below:

Lemuel Randolph has announced his resignation as Director of Parks and Recreation after more than seven years with the City of McKinney. Randolph’s last day with the City of McKinney will be Jan. 28.

Recently, Randolph has been in the public eye concerning the McKinney Little League Baseball dispute that City Manager Jason Gray decided upon recently.

Randolph was named director of the Parks and Recreation and Open Space (PROS) department in 2007. In his role, he has been responsible for recreation programming, parks and facilities development, strategic planning, land acquisition, parks maintenance, Oak Hollow Golf Course and the The Courts Tennis Center. Randolph has also served as staff liaison for the PROS Advisory Board.

lemuel randolphRandolph’s numerous accomplishments include the creation of the Parks Master Plan, the opening of Phase 1 of Bonnie Wenk Park, featuring the city’s first dog park as well as hike and bike trail extensions, a 30,000-square-foot skate park, and the approval of an agreement with PSA to build a 90,000-square-foot recreation facility at the Gabe Nesbitt Community Park on Eldorado Blvd., the development of 12 neighborhood parks, and acquisition of over 550 acres dedicated to future city parks. During his tenure, the McKinney Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department was recognized with the Gold Medal Award from the Texas Recreation and Park Society for excellence in recreation and parks management and the USTA Featured Facility Award – the first time ever awarded to a municipality.

“Lemuel has led the Parks, Recreation and Open Space departmentthrough a period of unprecedented growth and change,” said City Manager Jason Gray. “He has set the bar high for the person who will assume this role and we wish Lemuel nothing but the best in his future endeavors.”



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