Mission Statement

The Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission (EPRC) was
established in 1974 by the Elkins City Council to promote and

expand leisure services for the citizens of Elkins, WV. Our mission statement is to promote a complete recreational program for all citizens of the city of Elkins, equally for both sexes, and for members of all age groups and for those people with handicaps or disadvantages; to promote interest in parks and recreation while cooperating with all agencies; both public and private; to work in harmony with the standards of the state and national recreation association; and to respect the desires and guidelines of the controlling City Council and the citizens of Elkins, WV.


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Employment Opportunity for EPRC Assistant Director

Park Rules
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • Dogs must be on a leash
  • No profanity
  • No threatening or indecent conduct
EPRC Staff

Director - Phil Gainer
Assistant Director - Sam Severino

Elkins Recreation and Event Center
Manager - Chris Lee
304-635-7151

EPRC Commission Members

Richard Harvey, Chairman
Mike Kerns
Rob Nestor
Charles Friddle
Jack Tribble

The Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 5:00pm.

The meeting on May 18th will be a public meeting starting at 6:00pm at the Elkins Recreational Event Center with an open house immediately following.