New director named for RivCo Parks

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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors appointed Kyla Brown as the new director for the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District. Brown has been the assistant director at the parks district for the past nine years, overseeing a workforce of more than 100 employees.

“Beautiful parks and open spaces are characteristic of Riverside County,” Board Chairman Kevin Jeffries said. “Kyla Brown’s experience and dedication to parks, especially the positive impact they have on the physical and well-being of our residents, will continue to serve the department well in her new role.”

Brown is a veteran public servant with more than 25 years of experience in local government. She joined county parks district in 2010 as the assistant director. In her previous role, she was responsible for the daily administration, development and operations of all regional parks and open space in the RivCo Parks system.

Last year, Brown led the department through the National Recreation and Park Association accreditation process – which achieved the esteemed goal with a score of 100%. Brown is also active at the local, state and national level to ensure Riverside County’s interests are represented.

Brown will replace longtime parks Director Scott Bangle, who will retire Dec. 19. Bangle has served as the director for 10 years, with numerous accomplishments, including guiding the department to achieve two accreditations with the National Recreation and Park Association.

Submitted by Riverside County.