Department of Parks
Park Managers Named at Cumberland Falls and Kentucky Dam Village
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Two new park managers have been named to oversee Cumberland Falls and Kentucky Dam Village state resort parks, Department of Parks Commissioner Gerry van der Meer announced today.
Dave Jordan, who will head Cumberland Falls, and Scot Ratzlaff, who will be the manager at Kentucky Dam Village, both have backgrounds in the hotel management industry.
Jordan is a native of Fort Thomas and most recently worked as director of hotel operations for Callaway Gardens, a resort in Pine Mountain, Ga. He worked for Richfield Hospitality Services for 26 years in various hotel positions.
Ratzlaff is a Kansas native who most recently worked as executive director of Harbor Tower Village Assisted Living in Oak Harbor, Wash., near Seattle. He has also held various positions in the hotel industry and worked with nonprofit organizations that operated youth camps.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park near Corbin has a lodge, cottages, the Riverview Restaurant, a campground and hiking trails. The park includes Cumberland Falls – a popular 60-foot waterfall known as the “Niagara of the South.”
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, 20 miles southeast of Paducah, has a lodge, cottages, campground, restaurant, 18-hole golf course, marina, gift shop and many other recreational opportunities. The park is near the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.
Both managers assumed their new positions on Oct. 4.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov