Hashim Taylor joined the Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department in the role as Director in January 2022. Hashim provides leadership and direction to the Parks and Recreation department staff, overseeingParks and Recreation Director Hashim Taylor parks, recreation, forestry, golf, aquatics, Ushers Ferry, and administration for the department. He has previously served as the Recreation Program Manager for Prince William County in Virginia and worked in the Parks and Recreation departments for the City of Virginia Beach and City of Alexandria. Hashim received his Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism from Old Dominion University and his Master of Business Administration from Regent University.
“I am excited to serve Cedar Rapids in a way that ensures all residents have access to our parks, facilities, and programs regardless of their social, physical, or economic circumstances,” said Taylor. “I am looking forward to working with a team of nationally recognized professionals to develop and expand enjoyable, accessible, and valuable programs for all Cedar Rapids residents.