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Office of the Director

John FullwoodJohn Fullwood, Acting Director

The Division of Parks and Recreation's Office of the Director supervises all of the agency's activities, from the visitor's reception area in the Raleigh headquarters to the ferry operations to Bear Island at Hammocks Beach State Park.

The division is organized into the director's office and staff, and the three sections it supervises: administration, operations, and planning and natural resources. The director also coordinates activities of the Recreation Resources Service and the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Authority.

Fullwood was the east region superintendent for North Carolina State Parks before being appointed Acting Deputy Director of Operations in early November of 2019. He was named the Acting Director of the Division in May 2020. He has served in various positions at North Carolina State Parks for 28 years.