The City is pleased to announce our new Parks and Recreation Director, Chris Smith. Chris has been with the City of Grapevine for 25 years in various capacities with the Parks and Recreation department. He began his career with the City as the Fitness Coordinator at the original Community Activities Center. He was then promoted to the Aquatic Supervisor, Recreation Superintendent, and then Deputy Director - where he has
served for the past eight years.
Chris is a lifelong resident of North Texas. He grew up in Hurst and moved to Grapevine in 2005. He received both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the University of North Texas in Kinesiology. Prior to being hired by the City of Grapevine in 1997, he worked in the Tarrant County College and Dallas County Community College Districts.
Chris has a passion for outdoor adventure activities, including mountain biking, hunting, fishing, kayaking, and camping. You may also find him participating in organized adult soccer, basketball, volleyball, and softball leagues. He and his wife, Amy, have two children. Chris said he is both humbled and honored to serve as Director of the department.