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Manager, Parks Planning

The City of Abbotsford’s Parks Recreation and Culture department is offering a new and exciting opportunity for a dynamic leader to fill the role of Manager, Parks Planning. Reporting to the Director, Parks and Facilities, the Manager provides leadership and expertise in the planning, design and delivery of large scale projects spanning our City’s Parks and Cemeteries. 


Through fostering positive working relationships with City departments, outside agencies and community groups, the Manager will create a vision for the growth and development of the Park system that’s aligned with the PRC Masterplan, and will help develop Neighbourhood Plans, policies and strategies. In addition, the Manager, will provide leadership for the overall budget including capital projects and plans, and grant opportunities.


As the Manager you are a strategic thinker and problem solver with sound judgement.  You have the ability to motivate, mentor, coach and influence a diverse team to create a high performing work environment.  You have experience as a hands-on leader and are comfortable managing multiple priorities concurrently, with the ability to move projects forward in a multi-stakeholder environment.  Your strong communication and interpersonal skills allow you to build credible and trusted relationships at all levels throughout the organization and City.

City of Abbotsford
32315 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC V2T 1W7

As the ideal candidate, you have:


  • Degree with a major in Parks Administration, Planning, (Urban, Regional, Environmental, Natural Resources or Park), Landscape Architecture or other related field;
  • Minimum 5 years’ management experience in Park Planning and/or Project Management; and
  • Municipal or Regional Government experience desirable.
Twila Cumiskey
(604) 864-5549
Click to view background photo & credits
Project: Westminster Pier Park
Landscape Architect / Firm: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
Photo Credit: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.