The Narrows Parks and Recreation Department is located on Mary Street in Narrows. This deparment offers a wide array of organized programs for children, youth, and adults on a year-round basis. This department is also responsible for overseeing operations at the Narrows Town Park and some of the other outdoor recreation areas in town.
The department is operated by a full-time director, Wayne Gautier. Wayne has a support staff consisting of an assistant, Danny Dent, and many part-time employees and volunteers. The department is also assited by the Parks and Recreation Commission, which consists of citizens who volunteer their time to provide program oversight and recommendations. For more information about this commission, please visit the Narrows Parks & Recreation Commission page. The annual budget for the department is approximately $145,000.
The recreation program consists primarily of leagues and teams that stress the fundamentals of each sport or activity while also stressing sportsmanship and team play. Activities are primarily held at the "Annex" (formally the old Narrows High School), which has been converted into a community center and comprehensive recreation center. The facility offers an auditorium, full court gymnasium, dance/aerobic workout room with wall mirrors, and numerous activity rooms.
Outdoor recreational facilities include the use of one ball field and the Narrows High School football field (Ragsdale Field) through an agreement with the Giles County School Board, a practice ball field, and the Narrows Town Park. The Town is in the preliminary stage of seeking additional recreational land to expand its recreational program. Ragsdale Field offers a lighted field ideal for use in soccer, football, and other sporting events.
For more information about the Parks and Recreation Department, please contact the Narrows Recreation Director by calling 540-726-2961 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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