Press Releases

Pisgah View State Park

Tyson Phillips will be the first superintendent of Pisgah View State Park, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. The park was authorized in 2019, but the lands will remain closed to the public while the park is planned, facilities are constructed and staff is hired.

39 Local Communities to Receive Funding for Park Expansion and Restoration

Communications and Marketing

N.C. State Parks will launch a new website on August 30.

Gorges State Park

Gorges State Park will host its first annual Mountain Monarch Festival on September 24, 2022.

Operations

Matt Haynes has been selected as the superintendent of Bobs Creek State Natural Area.

Rendezvous Mountain State Park

Jeff Matheson is the new superintendent of Rendezvous Mountain, formerly a state educational forest that was originally purchased by the state as the third state park.

Pilot Mountain State Park, Operations

RALEIGH, N.C. — Jason Anthony is the new superintendent of Pilot Mountain State Park, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. Anthony succeeds Matt Windsor, who served as park superintendent since 2008 and moved to Hammocks Beach State Park in 2021.

Recreation Grants and Outreach

Vonda Martin is the new grants and outreach manager for N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation.

Operations

Joe Shimel is the new east district superintendent of North Carolina state parks, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. Shimel succeeds Sarah Kendrick, who served as acting superintendent beginning in 2020.

Morrow Mountain State Park, Operations, Engineering and Construction

Morrow Mountain family campgrounds, cabins, pool and some trails will be closed between June 2022 and June 2023 for construction and renovation.