For Immediate Release
September 26, 2017 Contact:
Parks and Recreation Department
City Welcomes New Parks and Recreation Department Superintendent
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The City of Fayetteville welcomed Ted Jack on August 31 as the Park Planning Superintendent for the Parks and Recreation Department. Ted oversees the department’s capital budget, park development and master plans, urban forestry program, park land dedication ordinance, and tree preservation ordinance. He supervises two arborists in the urban forestry program and a landscape architect in the park planning program. He and his staff work closely with other City divisions such as Engineering, City Planning, and Transportation.
Ted received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree and Master of Science in Environmental Planning and Management from Louisiana State University. His master’s thesis was titled “Greenways and Their Effect on the Quality of Life in Cities.”
Ted recently worked for 17 years in roles as park planner and Assistant Superintendent of Planning, Operations, and Conservation for the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) where he led construction of more than $150 million in park improvements for the community. BREC is recognized as one of the top park systems in the country with numerous recognitions awarded to the system and its staff from several organizations, including the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Ted also worked for Louisiana State University as manager of campus planning for four years.
The City of Fayetteville is pleased to add Ted, with his expertise and experience in parks and environmental design, to our staff. Contact information for Ted can be found in the City’s online directory