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DCNR names new manager at Washington Crossing park


Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced the appointment of Jennifer Park, former assistant manager at Nockamixon State Park, as manager of Washington Crossing Historic Park.

“A true ‘people person,’ Jennifer is a natural fit for this position at a heavily visited park where historical outreach and educational programs are emphasized,” Dunn said. “Honing her managerial and resource skills at Nockamixon, one of our larger state parks, Jen can only add to the visitor experience at Washington Crossing.”

The new manager oversees the newest of Pennsylvania’s state parks, which was transferred to DCNR from the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission (PHMC) in early 2016. A National Historic Landmark, rich with historic buildings and sites, the 500-acre park lies along the Delaware River and is within Delaware Canal State Park.

In her new position, Park will work closely with many volunteer and stakeholder groups, including the Friends of Washington Crossing Historic Park, which currently operates the visitor center, and Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, which is included on the property.

“I am proud and honored to have the opportunity to continue fostering community partnerships with the incredibly dedicated and award-winning members of the Friends of Washington Crossing Park at DCNR’s newest state park,” the new manager said. “I look forward to working with this amazing group that has tirelessly dedicated its efforts to preserving history and educating and inspiring park visitors for years to come.”