The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) announced the new leader for its Recreation Division.
Tyrize Cox joins the park board following a national candidate search.
“I’m excited for Tyrize to join the Park Board team,” said MPRB Superintendent Jayne Miller. “Her commitment to public service and the communities of Minneapolis will serve the organization and community well. Tyrize will help further our work in making our outstanding park system accessible and in service to all residents of Minneapolis.”
MPRB’s Recreation Division oversees recreation facility operations, including recreation centers, golf courses, aquatic facilities and beaches, ice arenas, cross-country skiing venues, the Wirth Winter Recreation Area, education and interpretive programming, use and event permitting and athletic fields and complexes.
Miller said Cox, a life-long resident of Minneapolis, brings leadership and community and relationship building experience to the MPRB. Since 2011, Cox worked in the Office of Family Engagement and Community Partnerships at St. Paul Public Schools, most recently as director. Cox also worked with Minneapolis Public Schools, Robbinsdale Area Schools and the Minneapolis YMCA. Cox is currently vice chair of the Minnesota Educational Equity Partnership and sits of the board of directors of Resource, Inc., a nonprofit which assists people with employment, recovery from chemical dependency and mental illness.
“I’m thrilled to join such a team of experienced and passionate people,” said Cox. “I’m honored to be a part of the greatest parks and recreation system in the country and proud to serve the community I live in.”