• May 30, 2023
Shelton Haynes

Shelton J. Haynes Appoints New Director and General Manager of Sportspark Facility on Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) has been making significant strides under the leadership of Shelton Haynes, who was appointed president and CEO last year. This is one of the latest developments in selecting a new Director and General Manager for the Sportspark facility on the Island. Sportspark is a state-of-the-art recreational facility with a gymnasium, swimming pool, fitness center, and outdoor sports fields. It’s a popular destination for residents and visitors alike, offering a range of programs and activities for all ages.

Shelton Haynes recently announced that he had appointed Yvette Martinez as the new Director and General Manager of Sportspark. Martinez brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously served as the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Irving, Texas.

In her new role, Martinez will oversee the day-to-day operations of Sportspark and work to enhance its programs and offerings. She will work closely with RIOC’s board of directors, residents, and community leaders to ensure that Sportspark remains a welcoming and inclusive destination for all.

Shelton Haynes expressed his excitement about Martinez’s appointment, stating, “Yvette has a proven track record of excellence in the field of parks and recreation. We are thrilled to have her on board and look forward to seeing the positive impact she will have on Sportspark and the Roosevelt Island community.” Martinez expressed enthusiasm for her new role, saying, “I am honored to join the team at Sportspark and look forward to working with the staff and community to provide the best possible recreational experiences for all.”

The appointment of Martinez is just one of the many steps RIOC has taken to improve the quality of life for residents on Roosevelt Island. Under Haynes’ leadership, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) has invested in infrastructure upgrades, improved transportation options, and enhanced community engagement.

Roosevelt Island is a unique and vibrant community, and it’s clear that Haynes is committed to ensuring that it remains a desirable place to live, work, and play. The appointment of Martinez is just the latest example of his dedication to making positive changes on the Island.

As Roosevelt Island continues to grow and evolve, it’s clear that the leadership of Shelton Haynes and Martinez will play a crucial role in its success. With their vision and dedication, residents and visitors can expect continued progress and positive change in the Island’s beloved Sportspark facility.