Natick Recreation & Parks on Oct. 17 is slated to introduce its new director, Travis Farley, who has served as superintendent of Norwood’s Recreation Department for the past 5-plus years.
Longtime Natick Recreation & Parks employee Dan Keefe has been serving as director in an interim role since this summer, adding that to his assistant director position. He stepped in when Director Karen Partanen left in June after a 5-plus year stretch.
Farley’s background, beyond his role in Norwood, has included athletic administration positions at several colleges, including Boston University and MIT.
His oversight in Natick will be wide ranging, and will include everything from Natick Days planning to having a say about the beleaguered South Natick multipurpose court, which could be in for an upgrade as part of any South Natick Dam Park improvements.
Natick Recreation & Parks, according to the town website, “is responsible for the planning, organizing and implementation of recreational programs to serve residents of all ages and abilities. The division serves as stewards of community fields and parks. We work with town departments, non profit organizations, and businesses to help improve the fabric of our community.”
In other administrative changes, the Recreation & Parks Commission will be filling its chair and vice-chair positions following Peg Waters’ resignation.
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