Parks & Recreation

The Parks & Recreation Department oversees the management and maintenance of the Village's parks and greenway/trail network.


Derek Durst, Public Facilities ManagerParks & Recreation Staff

Derek Durst serves as the Public Facilities Manager for the Village of Marvin. A Charlotte native, Mr. Durst moved to Marvin in 2009, where he lives with his wife and kids. Mr. Durst has an undergraduate degree from UNC Charlotte in Criminal Justice and a Masters in Sports Management from Wingate University. He initially worked with the Village as a Parks, Recreation, and Greenways Board member in 2012. He joined staff part-time in 2015 and moved to the full-time role of Park Manager in 2017. In 2020, his job title changed to Public Facilities Manager.

“The highlight of my job is being able to serve and better the community where I live and that my kids are growing up in. I enjoy seeing our community come to the park and use the facilities that the park staff works hard to maintain. It’s also a great joy driving to work and see so many residents out on the trails and greenways."


Masters in Sports Management, Wingate University
Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice, UNC Charlotte


Contact Parks & Recreation

Derek Durst
Public Facilities Manager

Phone: (704) 843-1680, Press 4
Cell Phone: (980) 210-8649
Fax: (704) 843-1660
Contact Parks & Recreation


Other Outdoor Locations

Union County, State and local parks also offer fun and exciting outdoor adventures for the whole family. Check out these exploring opportunities in the surrounding area: