Meet the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director
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Sabrina Barnes, Director of Parks, Recreation and Library Services
Sabrina Barnes has been employed with the City of Inglewood since 1991. In January of 2008, after a brief stint as Interim Director, Ms. Barnes was appointed Director of the Parks, Recreation and Library Services Department. She is responsible for the development and oversight of recreation programming, park planning, strategic planning, parks maintenance, tree maintenance, youth, family and senior services, library services, program and activities and graffiti abatement, overseeing the budget, and the more than 150 associated department staff, including full-time and part-time employees. Ms. Barnes also serves as the staff liaison for the Parks and Recreation Commission and Arts Commission.
Ms. Barnes began her parks and recreation career as a Recreation Leader with the City’s Recreation and Library Services Department; held a succession of four positions with the City as a Program Specialist, Administrative Analyst, and Sr. Recreation Supervisor. Prior to her appointment as Director, she served as Recreation Superintendent for five years.
With over 20 years of cumulative experience in managing, directing, coordinating and teaching park and recreational programs and systems, Ms. Barnes describes herself as results-driven, detail oriented and passionately committed to the City of Inglewood and its residents.
Ms. Barnes is a current member of the National Parks and Recreation Association (NPRA), and California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS).