Recreation Director (Best)

Garland K. Bush

3346 Turkey Pen Road, New York, NY 10013 / Tel# (917) 216-5271 Email: [email protected]

Recreation Director


Recreation director with expertise in managing community events, athletic teams, fitness classes, and municipal park events. Excellent interpersonal skills facilitate positive relationships with government officials, city leaders, business professionals, children, athletes, and coaches.


·         Planning and Coordination

·         Special Event Planning

·         Community Service

·         Fitness Instruction

·         Facility Maintenance

·         Media Relations

·         Project Management

·         Health and Wellness Programs

·         Sports Coaching


NYC Parks and Recreation, New York, NY

2000 – Present

Recreation Director

Responsible for ten personnel for the Parks and Recreation department. Also oversee more than 100 part-time staff, summer employees, and teachers. Work well with municipal leaders and community volunteers. Responsible for annual operating budget of $500,000 for operations, maintenance, and repairs.

·         Oversaw and managed all daily operations of Parks and Recreation Departments to maintain safety and service.

·         Regularly conduct on-site assessments of city parks and facilities to determine upgrades and evaluate needs.

·         Worked with corporations to receive sponsorships for $30 million park project.

NYC Parks and Recreation, New York, NY

1997 – 2000

Activities Director

Was responsible for coordinating with Chamber of Commerce and the Parks Division to plan special events and community concert series. Developed summer festival, and the  cit sports leagues

·         Developed back-up plans for all events in case of bad weather.

·         Used e-mail and website to improve advertising for community events.

·         Founded a park clean-up day.

ROOSEVELT High School, New York, NY

1995 – 1997


Provided coaching and mentoring to beginning and advanced volleyball players..

·         Created unique training program to develop technique and sportsmanship.

·         Scheduled all tournaments and practices.

·         Coached team to state semi-finals.

BALLY Fitness Center, New York, NY

1992 – 1995

Personal Trainer

Taught aerobics and provided individual personal training. Created customized programs to consistently improve fitness. Trained individuals to use equipment safely and effectively.

·         Provided informative workshops and lectures on health and wellness.

·         Provided caring attention to all class attendees and clients.

·         Improved class attendance by 50%.


Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science), 1996

University of New York, New York, NY


CPR Certified

ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certificate

AFAA Personal Trainer Certificate


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