Kyle Lund Named New Director of the Licking Park District

GRANVILLE, OHIO (September 8, 2022) The Board of Park Commissioners announces the appointment of Kyle Lund as the new Director of the Licking Park District. Kyle has an extensive background in park and recreation operations, having served 19 ½ years with the City of Groveport, Ohio; the first 7 years as the Parks and Recreation Director, and the last 12 ½ years as the Recreation Director.

While at Groveport, Kyle helped to build the department from scratch and oversaw the construction of the City’s award-winning outdoor water park and recreation/senior centers. He and his team developed hundreds of year-round recreation programs. Other career highlights while at Groveport include the construction of Groveport and Cruiser Park, restoration of historic Lock 22, installation of a digital marquee sign, community garden development, tennis court & leisure path resurfacing, creation of a Park System Master Plan, and purchase and installation of a state-of-the-art playground with ODNR Nature Works grant funding.

Kyle is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Parks & Recreation Management. Prior to working for the City of Groveport, OH, Kyle worked in Michigan for the cities of Riverview, Oak Park, Holland, and Trenton. He has been married to his wife Sheryl for twenty-eight years and has two children (Lauren, 22, and Nick, 17). In his spare time, he enjoys biking, hiking, kayaking, landscaping, and reading.

Kyle is looking forward to the challenges of maintaining park properties, the trail system, and the extensive programming provided to the citizens of Licking County. He is also looking forward to continuing the partnerships that have been developed with the stakeholders in Licking County.

Kyle replaces Richard Waugh, who served as Director of the park district for the last three years. Richard is proud of his accomplishments in facilities and infrastructure improvements. He and the staff continued improvements and provided new programming ideas during the COVID-19 pandemic. Richard and his wife, Leslie, are moving to Florida to enjoy another chapter of their lives in the Sunshine State.

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Licking Park District’s Vision Statement
It is the Vision of the Licking Park District to provide parks, paths, and trails of the highest quality to the residents of Licking County. Our goal is to maintain and improve existing facilities while pursuing opportunities for expansion. We provide passive recreational opportunities for the health, wellness, and education of our residents using resources that include public and private collaborations.

Licking Park District’s Mission
The mission of the Licking Park District (LPD) is to acquire, manage, preserve, and conserve natural areas within Licking County, while protecting wildlife and local history in a manner that enriches our communities and provides access to diverse parks, educational opportunities, and health and wellness activities.

The Licking Park District manages over 1,600 acres of parkland on 12 sites and manages over 46 miles of paved multi-use trails across Licking County. The Licking Park District office, located at Infirmary Mound Park, is easily accessed from Rt. 37.