Tom Gates

Title: Assistant Director
Tom Gates


Tom is a graduate of Catawba College in North Carolina where he played baseball for four years.


Tom has been with Hopewell Recreation and Parks since 2016.

Tom was a public schools educator and athletic director in North Carolina for 18 years before moving into the recreation and parks career field where he has held positions with the cities of Randleman (NC) and Colonial Heights. Tom is responsible for the management of Hopewell's more than 200 acres of park lands and oversees all facility maintenance. Mr. Gates played an integral role in the renovations of City Park, Arlington Park, Woodlawn Park, and the King's Court Playground in addition to many other projects across the city.

Organization Involvements

Tom is a registered Responsible Land Disturber and a graduate of the VRPS Leadership Training Institute. 


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