The mission of Victoria Parks and Recreation is to improve the quality of life for the community of Victoria by providing a comprehensive system of parks, recreation, and cultural programs encouraging health, fitness, relaxation, and cultural enrichment, as well as providing opportunities for conservation, education, and community involvement. Conveniently located within a two hour drive from Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi, Victoria is the perfect place for your next adventure.
Serving almost 67,000 residents, the Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for the overall maintenance and appearance of the parks system and recreational offerings for the City of Victoria. With 900 acres of parkland, the Parks Division maintains 16 parks, 19 ballfields, four and half miles of riverfront parkland, three disc golf courses, three splash pads, nine miles of trails, 11 playgrounds, two cemeteries, two boat ramps, two soccer complexes, a skatepark, an amphitheater, a fishing lake, a duck pond, a memorial rose garden, a RV park, and additional amenities such as basketball courts, volleyball courts, bathrooms, pavilions, gazebos, and more. Daily responsibilities... range from general maintenance and repairs of facilities and amenities to maintaining the overall landscape of parks to supporting the conservation and stewardship of the land, water, and natural resources. Landscaping generally includes mowing, tree trimming, planting trees, and aesthetics. A division of the parks include the Youth Sports Complex staff who operate, maintain, and prepare the fields/park year round for league and tournament use which directly impacts our sports tourism. The Recreation Division is responsible for 12 different sports leagues, hosting athletic tournaments, five special events, four recreation programs, and hosting the next three years of the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Winter Games. Daily responsibilities generally include facilitation of leagues, planning programs and events, coordinating ball field usage with community partners, and working with tournament directors to increase sports tourism.