Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services
Welcome! We are the proud stewards of Lodi’s treasured park system, which includes 367 acres of parkland, 28 parks including features such as: playgrounds, picnic shelters, athletic fields, and courts, community centers, performing arts theater, lake with river access, nature preserve, off-leash dog parks, swimming beach and swimming pools, skate park, boat launch, cricket pitch, and open spaces. With exciting programs for all ages offered throughout the year, there are endless opportunities to learn something new, refine skills, or meet new friends.
Whether you play tennis or pickleball, paddle on the lake and river, walk, run or enjoy a picnic in a park, we hope you’ll take time to stay active, get outdoors, and connect with family, friends, and nature in your favorite neighborhood park!
Christina Jaromay, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director
Christina has been with the City of Lodi since June 2021. She started her parks career 13 years ago at California State Parks, overseeing programs such as concessions, nonprofit associations, corporate sponsorships, volunteers in parks and friends-groups which generated over $100M collectively in revenue and in-kind services annually. She has a passion for parks and since her first day has advocated for Lodi’s facilities, staff and resources. Christina’s advocacy for the parks department has resulted in over $12M in general fund surplus funding for deferred maintenance and capital projects, two new full-time maintenance workers, vehicles and equipment. Under her direction, the department received a $654K grant which prioritizes access to underserved communities and provides youth free outdoor educational activities and excursions.
Appointed by Governor Newsom in 2022, Christina serves on the California State Park and Recreation Commission. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Applied Ethics and Law with a minor in Business Administration from CSU, Sacramento.
Christina believes that parks and recreation do make life better for Lodi’s residents, “I love to see the crowds of people attend our special events celebrating community, see children playing sports or learning a new skill and I love that we provide access to open spaces, encourage active lifestyles and strengthen Lodi’s economy!”