June 22, 2017 City Council Regular Meeting (Amended June 20, 2017)
Motion to Name Playground at Hull Park the Joseph C. Shearouse Playground

Joseph C. Shearouse was hired to work for the City of Savannah on June 13, 1983 as Recreation Services Director.  On May 22, 1989, Mr. Shearouse was appointed Bureau Chief for Leisure Services by then-City Manager Don Mendonsa. He served in this position for 28 years until he retired on December 31, 2016.

During those years, he worked tirelessly to build community centers, renovate and enhance parks and squares, develop meaningful programs for senior citizens and implement positive athletic programs for all ages. Mr. Shearouse was also instrumental in bringing the Savannah Bananas to Grayson Stadium, spearheading the restoration of Coffee Bluff Marina and the Tompkins Community Center and constructing the Forsyth Park Bandshell. Mr. Shearouse also served on the planning and design committee for the new Cultural Arts Center and the planning of the new arena.  

His commitment to athletics, recreation and community service translated into hundreds of programs, parks, facilities and services for the Savannah community. 

In honor of his years of service and dedication to this community, the City is requesting to name the playground in Hull Park after Joseph C. Shearouse. 



Susan Broker, Leisure Services Bureau
Financial Impact
Review Comments
Petition - Joseph C Shearouse.pdf
072931 Ardmore Realtors Letter to Mayor and Aldermen.pdf
071631 Deed of Conveyance.pdf
Obit Nancy Calhoun.pdf
Joseph Shearouse Newspaper Article.pdf
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