City of San Leandro logoThe City of San Leandro is pleased to announce the appointment of Vicente Zuniga as its first-ever recreation and parks director. Zuniga brings a wealth of experience and a demonstrated commitment to community enrichment and partnerships to this newly created position. His first day in the new position is March 16.

“We are thrilled to welcome Vicente to our team,” said City Manager Fran Robustelli. “His extensive experience, collaborative leadership style and deep roots in San Leandro make him the perfect person to lead our new Recreation and Parks Department. We are confident that he will create innovative and inclusive programs that serve the needs of all our residents.”

Zuniga joins the City of San Leandro from the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, where he served for 22 years. In this role, he managed a diverse range of programs serving over 300,000 residents, overseeing policies and procedures, facility usage and access, ensuring seamless service delivery and facilitating the development of impactful programming.

“I am honored to be appointed as San Leandro’s first recreation and parks director,” said Mr. Zuniga. “I am passionate about creating vibrant and accessible parks and recreation opportunities for all residents. I look forward to collaborating with the community and staff to develop innovative programs that meet the diverse needs of our city.”

Zuniga is a lifelong resident of San Leandro, where he lives with his wife and three sons. He is a member of the California Recreation and Parks Association (CPRS) and the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Recreation from California State University East Bay.