Community Recreation Director · Community Recreation
Fred Couceyro is the Director of the Community Recreation Department for the City of Coral Gables. He first began his career with the City in May 1996 as a Recreation Leader in the Youth Center Division. In 1998, he was promoted to Recreation Specialist where he oversaw athletic programs. Two years later, he was promoted to Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation, where he led the effort for the department’s National Accreditation in 2001.
Since 2007, Couceyro has held the position of Director of Parks and Recreation. In this role he oversees the operations of eight divisions, including facilities such as the Venetian Pool, Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center, Adult Activity Center, Granada Golf course and the Kerdyk Biltmore and Salvadore Tennis Centers. Prior to his employment with the City, he served as the Assistant Sports Information Director for Miami-Dade Community College – Kendall Campus. He also worked with the Atlanta Braves as a Public Relations Assistant as well as with the Florida Marlins as a Media Relations Assistant.
Couceyro received his bachelor’s degree in Communications from Florida International University in 1992. In 1996, he received a Master’s in Science in Sports Administration from St. Thomas University. He has been a Nationally Certified Parks and Recreation Professional for more than 15-years.