Friends Welcome New Park Manager

July 16th, 2019 News and Events

Jennifer Park, DCNRThe Friends of Washington Crossing Park are pleased to welcome Jennifer Park as the new Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) manager for Washington Crossing Historic Park.

In this position, Jennifer will oversee park operations and staff.

“I am proud to have the opportunity to continue fostering community partnerships with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park at DCNR’s newest state park,” Jennifer says.

A self-proclaimed “state parks kid,” Jennifer began her career in 2006 as an intern with the nonprofit Moraine Preservation Fund at Moraine State Park in Butler County. She joined the Bureau of State Parks in 2008 as an environmental education specialist at Chapman State Park in Warren County, later moving to the bureau’s Harrisburg headquarters where she worked as a park manager overseeing statewide concession, radio and other park programs.

In 2012, Jennifer was promoted to assistant manager at Nockamixon, where she oversaw ranger, environmental education, concession and marina programs.

A native of Fredonia, Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in park and resource management from Slippery Rock State University of Pennsylvania.