Parks & Recreation

Our Pledge

To serve the City of Rockport residents and visitors by providing the highest standard of Parks & Recreation facilities and programs, efficiently, professionally and safely.

What We Do

We maintain all city parks, the Rockport-Fulton Community Pool, athletic courts and fields, hike and bike trails, playgrounds, picnic sites, restrooms, rental facilities, a 2.6 acre freshwater pond and various city-owned sites, and we provide services to the Downtown Heritage and Cultural Arts District. We also sponsor several run/walks throughout the year.

This department manages and operates the Rockport-Fulton Community Pool, in addition to administering park concessions and exclusive-use agreements.

Our department presents, and assists in presenting, a variety of community-focused programs and events, while also serving as city liaison to the Keep Aransas County Beautiful Committee and Aransas Pathways.

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Parks & Recreation Staff

Gene Camargo

Director of Parks & Recreation
gcamargo@cityofrockport.com
Office: 361-790-1136
Fax: 361-727-9393
Location: 402 E Laurel St, Rockport TX 78382
Mailing: 2751 SH 35 Bypass, Rockport TX 78382

Brittany Elkins

Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation
belkins@cityofrockport.com
Office: 361-727-2158
Fax: 361-727-9393
Location: 402 E Laurel St, Rockport TX 78382
Mailing: 402 E Laurel St, Rockport TX 78382

Joe Riekers

Aquatics Manager
poolmgr@cityofrockport.com
Office: 361-727-9989
Fax: 361-727-9393
Location: 2001 Stadium Drive, Rockport TX 78382
Mailing: 2751 SH 35 Bypass, Rockport TX 78382

Parks Advisory Board Members

Gene Camargo - Staff Representative
Brad Brundrett - City Council Liaison
Jenny Vander-Pluym
Karen Rester
Maria Fee
Lindslee Merrell
Elsa Gonzalez
Josh Dowling
Shelly Schubert-Steckler

Parks Board meets quarterly (October, January, April, July) on the fourth Monday.

Next scheduled meeting is April 22, 2024.