Recreation Profile

Mary Ann Brown: Davidson County’s Mrs. Recreation

LEXINGTON - Over the past forty years, the faces at the Davidson County Recreation Department have changed. However, one has remained constant: Mary Ann Brown.

Starting in 1975 and working under many different Parks & Recreation directors, Brown has seen many changes.

“One day we woke up and our department had been cut to two people and funding was cut in
half,” said Brown. “We had to decide what we were going to do. I wanted to keep summer day camps, Special Olympics and senior services, along with many classes. The county made the decision to move senior services out from under recreation.”