Kentucky Tourism


Kentucky State Parks Management

Donnie Holland

Assistant to the Commissioner
Deborah Cobb

Deputy Commissioner
John Kington

Information Officer
Gil Lawson

Department Directors

Thomas Brown
Food Services Director

Laurie Googe
Human Resources

LaDonna Miller
Marketing & Sales

David Thacker
Assistant Director
Resort Parks

Kevin Main
Assistant Director
Resort Parks

Resort Parks

Christy Combs
Assistant Director
Rec Parks

Historic Sites

Diane Bonfert
Recreation Director

Director of Recreation
Resort Parks

Jennifer Portmann
Purchasing Director

Rob Richards
Financial Operations

Director of Rangers

Strategic Plan

KY State Parks Financial and Operations Strategic Plan.
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Mailing Address

Kentucky Department of Parks
500 Mero Street-10th floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601

Latest News

Carter Caves State Resort Park will present a weekend of outdoor adventure with its seventh annual Winter Adventure Weekend Jan. 28-31
Lace up those hiking shoes and get ready! Pine Mountain State Resort Park is offering a “Hike-A-Thon” during 2016
Pine Mountain State Resort Park is offering some cold-weather outdoor adventure with Winter Photography Weekend set for Jan. 15-17
Nature Watch Weekends Jan. 29-30 and Feb. 5-6
The Kentucky State Parks are offering a unique field trip experience for students interested in wildlife and the environment.
4-Week Series Features Kentucky Historical Figures
Many parks are offering events and packages in February to help celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Lodge rooms will be available for $49.95 a night at the 16 resort parks
Learn park history and search for the perfect photo op as you explore Kentucky State Parks at your own pace throughout 2016!
Participants will paint a 16x20 inch landscape oil painting using the wet on wet method.
A special one-night lodging rate of $44.95 is available for participants
Dinners Planned at Kentucky Dam, Jenny Wiley, Rough River and Natural Bridge
This event is co-sponsored by Heart to Heart Publishing, Inc.