Parks & Recreation Department


Todd Hofferberth, Parks & Rec DirectorDirector and Staff


Todd Hofferberth is the Department Director of Parks & Recreation that consists of five Divisions: Adult and Senior Programs, Athletics, Community Center, Parks and Special Events.  His contact information is as follows:

Phone: (305) 365-8900, Ext. 1213
Fax: (305) 365-8991
Email: thofferberth@keybiscayne.fl.gov

 

Ana J. Colls is the Assistant Department Director and Community Center Manager. The Community Center has its own website (Active Islander). Her contact information is as follows:

Phone: (305) 365-8900, Ext. 1259
Fax: (305) 365-8991
Email: acolls@keybiscayne.fl.gov

 

Roxy Lohuis is the Adult and Senior Programs Coordinator. This Division also is responsible for Passport Services and the Senior Transportation Program. Her contact information is as follows:

Phone: (305) 365-8900, Ext. 1211
Fax: (305) 365-8991
Email: rlohuis@keybiscayne.fl.gov

 

Felipe "Flip" de Varona is the Athletics Coordinator. His contact information is as follows:

 

Phone: (305) 365-8900, Ext. 1212
Fax: (305) 365-8991
Email: fdevarona@keybiscayne.fl.gov

 


Contact information for other Parks & Recreation employees can be found in the Parks & Recreation Staff Directory.


Mission Statement

To provide and promote a creative and balanced system of leisure programs that are sensitive and responsive to citizen needs and continue providing citizens with quality of life opportunities for positive recreational experiences.


Department Description

The Parks & Recreation Department caters to thousands of participants a year by offering a wide variety of programs. The Department's registration for programs, athletics and activities exceeded ten thousand in 2011. A challenge this department has faced is attempting to establish and develop a quality and balanced program with limited recreation facilities. The youth population of Key Biscayne has increased over one hundred and ten percent since 1990. The addition of the Key Biscayne Community Center has allowed the department to service the community in ways never before possible. The Key Biscayne Community Center opened on October 30, 2004. The department strives to serve all residents through three (3) major divisions: Parks and Recreation, Community Center, and Athletics.

In addition to the Community Center, the Department continues to make facilities for outdoor active recreation a priority. The Village of Key Biscayne executed agreements with St. Agnes Church and School, Key Biscayne Community School and Miami-Dade County to provide the active recreational space required for the youth and adult active recreational needs of the community. The Department continues to investigate other potential locations to address these needs. A new lighted field for joint use of MAST Academy and the Village will be developed in 2013 at the MAST Academy Virginia Key campus in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools.The Department continues to work with the Village Manager and the Building, Zoning, Planning and Public Works Department to develop plans that could potentially add active recreational space in Calusa Park, Virginia Key and within the property managed by the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust. Implementation of these plans is urgent as the granted extension for use of Crandon Park athletic fields and lights expires in May of 2013.

In 2008 the Parks and Recreation Department undertook the administration of the youth and adult athletic programs previously managed in concert with the Key Biscayne Athletic Club. The Department continues to work with guidance provided by the Youth Athletics Advisory board. In fiscal year 2011 registration increased thirty three percent with 1,575 children registered for athletic programs. The Village has partnered with parents, the Key Biscayne Athletic Club and the Youth Athletics Advisory Board to create standardized athletic policies and procedures to create a uniform manner in addressing youth athletics. This plan was implemented for fiscal year 2012 athletic programs.

Serving the senior residents of the community has always been a priority. In 2011 the Village partnered with the Active Seniors on Key Biscayne Club (ASK) to enhance the programs and activities provided to this population.

Additional Information is available for the following Divisions:

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