RHP Welcomes New Park Director
David Green brings over 30 years of parks and recreation experience
The search for a park director for Richfield Heritage Preserve has concluded, and we are happy to formally welcome David Green. David comes to us from John’s Island, South Carolina, where he was the Director of the Barrier Island Environmental Education Center. There he led a team of 14 naturalists and an assistant director. He and his team served 8,000 children each year through their residential outdoor program.
Prior to this Green served as the director of the Whitehouse Nature Center in Albion, Michigan. Other experience includes superintendent and naturalist positions in South Carolina and Ohio since 1991. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Blufton University. Green had already relocated to Ohio with his wife and began his role November 2, 2020. He is excited to get to work, stating, “RHP is rich in natural, historical and recreational value, and I am looking forward to working with our supporters to create a unique park and a destination for all to enjoy.”
Green’s 30 years in parks and recreation experience includes managing large acreage parks with buildings and trails; engaging taxpayers and
donors to hear concerns and create solutions; successfully writing and securing five grant awards; creating an advisory board; designing collaborative programming with college and community entities; developing outreach programming, educational workshops and online video classes; creating brand expanding events; and managing large budgets, staff, and requests for proposals and bids.
Although RHP is a rich, historic property, it is a burgeoning young park. The future of the park is coming into clearer focus with a director at the helm. We are pleased to officially welcome David Green.