CARLSBAD–The City of Carlsbad invites the community to a reception to welcome new Parks & Recreation director, Christopher M. Hazeltine, on April 7 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Senior Center Activity Room, 799 Pine Ave. in Carlsbad.
In his new position Hazeltine oversees a broad range of programs and services that build a strong sense of community, promote health and fitness, and encourage lifelong learning for all who live, work and play in Carlsbad. The department manages all city recreational facilities, including the Monroe Street Pool, Carlsbad Senior Center, three community centers, a skate park, athletic fields and tennis courts. The department also maintains 348 acres of city parks, civic landscapes and open space, as well as an extensive citywide trails system. Programs range from the award-winning T.R.U.S.T. sportsmanship program to teen programs, adult and youth sports, youth day camps, aquatics and enrichment classes.
Hazeltine most recently served as the Parks & Recreation Department director for the City of Encinitas, a position he held since 2004. He has gained more than 20 years of experience working for the cities of Encinitas and Oceanside as a management analyst, administrative analyst, project manager and recreation supervisor. Hazeltine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation administration from San Diego State University and is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in strategic leadership from California Miramar University. He is a member of the California Parks & Recreation Society and the National Recreation & Park Association.
For more information visit www.carlsbadca.gov/parksandrec or call (760) 434-2826