About Us

The Department of Recreation and Parks

White Plains Recreation & Parks


Mission Statement


The mission of the City of White Plains Recreation and Parks Department is to enhance the quality of life by providing recreational opportunities through safe, well organized, and affordable programs and facilities. In addition the department aims to maintain a comprehensive network of parks, trails, and open spaces that promotes the mental, physical, and social well being of our residents.


Recreation & Parks Staff

Wayne Bass, Commissioner                                   

Fran Croughan, Deputy Commissioner

Courtney Abrams                                                          Ellen Albers
Mary Carey                                                                   Robert Demarco
Martha Guarin                                                              Matthew Hanson
Ariel Hernandez                                                           Helen Lamarche
Beverly Myers - Bryant                                                George Price
Sia Tofano

Community Partners

The following business and organizations contribute time, talent, resources and funds to enhance many of our events and programs. We are appreciative of their involvement in Recreation and Parks.

All New York Title Agency                                             Arts Westchester
Burke Rehabilitation                                                      Back Yard Sports
Care of Trees                                                                Danone North America
Famous Famiglia Pizza                                                 Forme Medical Center & Urgent Care                 MVP Basketball Camp                                                  New York Presbyterian/Westchester Division             Orthodontic Specialist of White Plains                          Peckham Industries                                                     Petagine's Auto Body                                                    People's United Bank                                                 Rotary Club of White Plains                                          Stop & Shop                                                                 Teaches Hoops                                                             The Old Guard of White Plains                                   Webster Bank                                                               White Plains BID                                                         White Plains Hospital                                                   White Plains Public Library Foundation                       White Plains Public Schools                                         White Plains YMCA                                                 Whole Foods Market                                                     YWCA of White Plains