Roswell Hires New Recreation and Parks Director

The City of Roswell has hired Jeff Leatherman to be its next Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Director. Leatherman is currently the Director of Regional Parks for Sacramento County, CA, overseeing the operation and management of 15,000 acres of parkland, including 62 active parks, more than 30 miles of trails, a nature center, 3 community centers and the American River Parkway.

Leatherman said he is excited to be named Roswell’s new Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Director. “I am looking forward to joining a dynamic team that provides award-winning parks, facilities and programs for the City of Roswell.”

Prior to leading the Sacramento County parks system, Leatherman was the general manager for Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District in Riverside County, CA. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Administration from California State University with a Minor in Marketing and is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional with the National Recreation and Parks Association.

Roswell City Administrator Gary Palmer said Leatherman’s background and experience make him a perfect fit for Roswell. “Jeff will be a great leader for Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department. He has the experience and energy to take the department to the next level. I’m looking forward to working with him.”

As Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Director, Leatherman will oversee the operation and management of more than 900 acres of parkland, Roswell’s historic house museums, the Cultural Arts Center, Roswell’s trail system, and multiple special events for our community each year. Leatherman will start in the position early to mid-July.