New Parks & Rec Director Hard At Work in Park Hills

(Park Hills) The new Park Hills Parks and Recreation director introduced himself to the city council and other city leaders last week.

Matt Barton of Bonne Terre takes the director’s position and he’s already hard at work.

Barton’s preparing for activities when the weather warms up in the spring and summer but he does tells us about one winter activity that’s coming up later this winter in Park Hills.

Matt Barton has previously worked as a public works director and he also worked for the Missouri Department of Transportation.

As the Park Hills Parks and Recreation Department director, Barton will oversee all the city parks, he says he’s already secured some bands for the Summer Concert Series at Columbia Park and he hopes to have leagues from T-ball for children all the way up to adult softball leagues later this year.

Barton also tells Regional Radio that he’s working on some surprises he will let us know about a little later on for the parks and rec department in Park Hills.