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 Quatrano
Ariel Hernandez                                                           Helen Lamarche
Beverly Myers - Bryant                                                Darren Valdes
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
Back Yard Sports
Burke Rehabilitation
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