Bakersfield Department of Recreation and Parks
Jan 12, 2022 6:45 AM
Rick Anthony, Director
Bakersfield Department of Recreation and Parks

Rick Anthony became the Director of the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks on September 1, 2010. He achieved his Certified Park & Recreation Executive Certification (CPRE) in June, 2019.

Prior to becoming Director, he served as Special Assistant to the County Executive working as a community liaison between communities, local governments and the County Executive’s Office.

Mr. Anthony has served as a football coach and commissioner of the Edgewater Athletic Club where he spearheaded the merge of three athletic organizations into one entity, South River Youth Athletics and was named the first president of that organization just before accepting his current position.

He is a certified arborist through International Society of Arboriculture and a Maryland Tree Expert. He and his wife started their own tree care service; Arborquest and ran it for 8 years until they sold it in 2010.

Mr. Anthony previously served in the Air Force and worked for the County for over 10 years as a Pre-trial investigator and House Arrest Coordinator. On May 3rd, 2021, Mr. Anthony was hired as the new Director of Recreation and Parks for the City of Bakersfield, returning to his hometown after being away for 30 years