Department of Parks
Chris Head Named Park Manager At E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Chris Head, who grew up near E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park and worked there as a college student, is returning to the park as its new manager.
Head spent the last six years working in Frankfort as an event coordinator supervisor for the Department of Parks. He worked at the state park in Louisville from 1995-2000.
“Chris’ experience working with other parks from Frankfort and his knowledge of the park system will make him a great park manager for E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park,” said. J.T. Miller, the commissioner of parks. “This park hosts many visitors and events and Chris has the experience and background to be very successful.”
Head recently served as the co-chair of the group that planned the Oct. 7-8 Battle of Perryville re-enactment, a national event that drew an estimated 37,000 people. Head also oversaw other special events at state parks, aquatic programs and facilities, recreation programs, and supervised recreation staff.
Head, 31, graduated from Trinity High School in Louisville and received a sports administration degree from the University of Louisville in 1998.
E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park has an Olympic-size pool, fitness and nature trails, gymnasium, tennis courts, BMX track, soccer and softball fields and other recreational opportunities.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov