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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Park Rules
  • Dogs must be leashed
  • Dog waste must be picked up
  • No littering
  • No alcohol
  • No threatening, offensive, or indecent behavior
  • No profanity
EPRC Staff

Director - Tom Tesar
Assistant Director - Josh Hinchman

Phil Gainer Community Center
Manager - Chris Lee

EPRC Commission Members

Richard Harvey, Chairman
Mike Kerns
Rob Nestor
Chris Lowther
Jack Tribble


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