A proud accomplishment for another member of the City’s Parks and Recreation Department. This month, Aquatic Superintendent Jenna Stevenson received the Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification. This is the national standard for all parks and recreation professionals who want to be at the top of their profession.
Jenna, who operates Pirates Bay, has been working with the city since 2018 and says when she got here, she knew it was where she was meant to be. She said, “I truly enjoy leading a team of new employees every year and teaching them the ropes of having their first job.”
Jenna says she studied for a year before taking the CPRP test. “It showed me that I could excel as a Parks and Rec professional. I wanted to prove it to myself that I could learn more and will always be ready to learn more,” she said. She says she smiles every time she sees the CPRP seal next to her name in an e-mail.
Jenna also wants to be Director of Parks and Recreation one day, but admits the staff in Baytown is more than special. She said, “Everyone on our team show so much passion for putting on great events and programs for the community. We all work together to make things happen and we truly love doing it.”
Clifford Hatch, Parks and Recreation Director, says he’s extremely proud of Jenna for the hard work she put in to get her certification. He said, “She has proven to be a parks and recreation professional at the forefront of her profession. Jenna joins Recreation Superintendent Kyle Frye and Park Field Supervisor Abel Carmona as one of three certified professionals on our team.”
So, when you head to Pirates Bay this summer, be sure to congratulate Jenna for her hard work and dedication to our community.