CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Robert Hunter is now officially Coral Springs’ director of parks and recreation.

Hunter joined the city in 2018 to serve as assistant director of parks and recreation and became interim director in February.

Since the coronavirus pandemic forced the closure of city parks, Hunter’s department has worked to improve the aesthetics of the park grounds and facilities.

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“I am confident in Rob’s ability to reimagine our city’s parks, from league expansion, updates to facilities and staff realignment,” said City Manager Frank Babinec in a news release. “Rob’s experience in parks and recreation and leadership practices has proven he is the right person to lead the department.”

Born and raised in Murrysville, Pa., Hunter began his public service career as a youth coordinator, followed by recreation director in Penn Hills, PA, and then returned to his hometown to serve as the recreation director. Become coming to Coral Springs, he also served as the director of parks and recreation for West Feliciana Parish in Saint Francisville, La.

Hunter holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education, specializing in sport management. He is also a certified lifeguard, playground safety inspector and attended aquatics facility training.


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