Operations

Monday, November 21, 2022 - 00:00

N.C. Parks and Recreation Authority Approves $17.4 Million for State Parks Capital Improvement and Land Acquisition Projects Across North Carolina

The $17.4 million will fund nine capital improvements projects and six land acquisitions.
Monday, November 21, 2022

The $17.4 million will fund nine capital improvements projects and six land acquisitions.

Matthew Haynes, the new Park Superintendent for Bob's Creek State Natural Area
Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 00:00

Haynes Named Superintendent of Bob's Creek State Natural Area in McDowell County

The state natural area was authorized in 2017.
Thursday, July 28, 2022

The state natural area was authorized in 2017.

New Pilot Mountain State Park Superintendent, Jason Anthony.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 00:00

Jason Anthony to Lead Pilot Mountain State Park Anthony previously served as a park ranger at Hanging Rock State Park. He succeeds Matt Windsor, who moved to serve at Hammocks Beach State Park in 2021.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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. Park rangers Nick Bowman and Carla Williams served as acting superintendents during the interim.

New State Parks East District Superintendent Joe Shimel
Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 00:00

Shimel To Lead State Parks' East District

Thursday, June 23, 2022

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. Kendrick will return to her post as superintendent of Hammocks Beach State Park.

A district superintendent is the chief of operations and administration of a park district with wide-ranging responsibilities for staffing, planning, law enforcement, and visitor services.

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 00:00

Closed N.C. State Parks To Begin Phased Reopening May 9

State parks that closed due to COVID will begin a phased opening.
Thursday, May 07, 2020

State parks that closed due to COVID will begin a phased opening.

Monday, April 18, 2022 - 00:00

Extensive Renovations, Construction Will Close Campgrounds, Pool, Cabins and Trails at Morrow Mountain State Park

Morrow Mountain family campgrounds, cabins, pool and some trails will be closed between June 2022 and June 2023 for construction and renovation.
Monday, April 18, 2022

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

New overlook deck and seating at Morrow Mountain
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 00:00

Rabe Family Donates New Observation Deck at Morrow Mountain State Park

Thanks to a generous donation from the late Tom Rabe, his wife Jean and the Rabe family, a new 1,000 square foot observation deck is now open on top of Morrow Mountain.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Thanks to a generous donation from the late Tom Rabe, his wife Jean and the Rabe family, a new 1,000 square foot observation deck is now open on top of Morrow Mountain.

Shuttle now used at Pilot Mountain for transportation to the observation parking area.
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 00:00

Pilot Mountain State Park Launches Shuttle Service This Weekend

Pilot Mountain State Park will begin shuttle service to the upper parking lot beginning Saturday, Aug. 22. It will improve access to the popular mountain, reduce traffic and reduce waiting times.
Friday, August 21, 2020

Pilot Mountain State Park will begin shuttle service to the upper parking lot beginning Saturday, Aug. 22. It will improve access to the popular mountain, reduce traffic and reduce waiting times.

Superintendent Jess Phillips
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 00:00

Phillips to Serve as Superintendent at Mayo River State Park

Jessica Phillips, a 12-year employee of the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation, is the new superintendent at Mayo River State Park in Rockingham County.
Friday, October 16, 2020

Jessica Phillips, a 12-year employee of the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation, is the new superintendent at Mayo River State Park in Rockingham County.

Kathy Capps, Deputy Director of Operations
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 00:00

Former City of Raleigh Parks Superintendent to Head State Parks Operations

Kathy Capps, a 20-year employee of city of Raleigh’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, is the new state parks deputy director for operations.
Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Kathy Capps, a 20-year employee of city of Raleigh’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, is the new state parks deputy director for operations.