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Kentucky State Parks Management

Commissioner
Donnie Holland

Assistant to the Commissioner
Deborah Cobb

Information Officer
Gil Lawson

Deputy Commissioner/Operations
John Kington

Deputy Commissioner/Administration
Rob Richards

Department Directors


Thomas Brown
Director
Food Services 

Vacant
Director
Human Resources

LaDonna Miller
Director
Marketing & Sales

David Thacker
Assistant Director
Resort Parks

Kevin Main
Assistant Director
Golf

Michael Vito
Director
Resort Parks

Christy Combs
Assistant Director
Rec. Parks & Historical Sites

Vacant
Director
Customer Service

Diane Bonfert
Director
Interpretation & Programs 

Ron Vanover
Director
Rec. Parks & Historical Sites

Col. Dallas Luttrell
Director
Rangers

Andrew Kasitz
Assistant Director
Resort Parks



Strategic Plan

KY State Parks Financial and Operations Strategic Plan.
Adobe PDF Document
6/10/2010

Download here.

Mailing Address

Kentucky Department of Parks
2 Hudson Hollow
Unit #1
Frankfort, KY 40601

Drone Usage

Anyone seeking to use a drone at a Kentucky State Park must have written permission from the park manager and the parks commissioner’s office in Frankfort. For a form, CLICK HERE.




Latest News

Entry fee is $100 for 2-person teams
"Refreshing the Finest" continues enhancing Kentucky State Parks
Battle re-enactments, living history and museum tours
Battle re-enactments, living history, tours planned
Campgrounds plan special activities at many parks
Pioneer demonstrations, crafts, entertainment, food
Tours offered throughout the fall and winter
Includes residents of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina
Fairways recently renovated with Bermuda grass
Honors old-time music and eastern Kentucky traditions
Raising Public Awareness About Danger of Electric Shock Drowning
Artists, food, children's activities
Barren River Lake Joins Several Parks With Waystations
Crafts, artwork, jewelry and more
26th annual events features living history
Fireworks, Entertainment, Recreation
Lodge Rooms, Restaurant Now Open
Located at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
Handcrafted items, demonstrations, food available
Roast beef, pork, chicken and dumplings on menu
Friends group obtains recycling grant for park
During Week of April 24
Tour Of Mansion Included
"The Race Is On" Runs Through May 31
Trips Set For April 22, 23, May 3, 7, 13
At Carter Caves, Kincaid Lake and General Butler
Program about mining history is free
Has background in hotel management
Free Show is Jan. 22 in Louisville
4-Week Series Features Kentucky Historical Figures
Starts Jan. 1, 2017; Then on First Saturdays Each Month
Dances, parties, meals and more planned
Tours, meals and entertainment planned
Warm Weather Keeps Some Campgrounds Open In November
16 Parks Serving on Thanksgiving Day
Performed by Murder and Merriment
Chili Supper and Haunted Night Cache Included
Awarded By Kentucky State Parks Foundation
Features Eastern Kentucky University Theatre Department
Resort Parks Will Be Open Seven Days A Week
Guests Will Notice Effort at Oct. 8-9 Battle Re-enactment
Thousands of re-enactors expected for national event
Jenny Wiley, Buckhorn Lake tours start in September
September 23-24 at Pine Mountain State Resort Park
Featuring hands-on activities for children
Fraley Mountain Music Gatherin' Sept. 7-10
Projects Planned at Lake Cumberland, Dale Hollow, Barren River and Rough River
Features 1782 Revolutionary War battle
Power Restored To Lodge, Restaurant
Exhibit: Kentucky Unseen: Roadside Views of the Bluegrass
Fireworks, picnics, entertainment
Co-hosted by Deer Valley Inter-Tribal Learning Circle
First of Three Races This Year at State Parks
Kentucky State Park Foundation’s ‘Inside Out Education’ Initiative
Tourism Secretary Parkinson Grateful For Gov. Bevin's Support
Meet at 9 a.m. at visitor center
Budget approved by Gov. Matt Bevin provides much needed funding
General Burnside Island Enters Hall of Fame for Golf
Volunteers Needed To Work at Park
Volunteers Needed To Clean Up, Plant Flowers
Series Includes Five Hikes
Camper Appreciation Weekend Is April 29-May 1
Make plans to hear some good stories at the Cumberland Falls Storytelling Festival
Egg Hunts, Art and More Planned for March 26-27
Free show includes vendors from across the country
This event is co-sponsored by Heart to Heart Publishing, Inc.
Dinners Planned at Kentucky Dam, Jenny Wiley, Rough River and Natural Bridge
Participants will paint a 16x20 inch landscape oil painting using the wet on wet method.
Learn park history and search for the perfect photo op as you explore Kentucky State Parks at your own pace throughout 2016!
Lodge rooms will be available for $49.95 a night at the 16 resort parks
Many parks are offering events and packages in February to help celebrate Valentine’s Day.
4-Week Series Features Kentucky Historical Figures
The Kentucky State Parks are offering a unique field trip experience for students interested in wildlife and the environment.
Nature Watch Weekends Jan. 29-30 and Feb. 5-6
Pine Mountain State Resort Park is offering some cold-weather outdoor adventure with Winter Photography Weekend set for Jan. 15-17
Lace up those hiking shoes and get ready! Pine Mountain State Resort Park is offering a “Hike-A-Thon” during 2016
Carter Caves State Resort Park will present a weekend of outdoor adventure with its seventh annual Winter Adventure Weekend Jan. 28-31