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Posted on: April 2, 2021

City of Burleson names deputy director of parks and recreation

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Join us in welcoming David Lopez to the Burleson community. Lopez, a Certifed Park and Recreation Professional, was named parks and recreation deputy director. 

Lopez has over 20 years of parks and recreation experience working with the City of Dallas and, most recently, the City of North Richland Hills. He began his duties on March 29, 2021. 
“Selecting a deputy director for the parks and recreation department was an exciting challenge,” said Jen Basham, City of Burleson Parks and Recreation Director. “With our growing community, we were seeking a professional to assist with our vision of creating a diverse and innovative parks system. David stood out as the person to do just that. We are excited for him to join the parks and recreation family, and even more excited to take our parks to a higher degree of excellence.”
As the parks and recreation deputy director, Lopez will be responsible for overseeing parks, the cemetery, and capital projects.
"I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to serve the citizens of Burleson as their new deputy director of parks and recreation," said Lopez. "It is exciting to be a part of enhancing the community's quality of life as we implement the Parks Master Plan and build a dynamic future while preserving our rich history."

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