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About Nicholasville Jessamine County Parks & Recreation

The Nicholasville/Jessamine County Parks & Recreation Department is funded by the City of Nicholasville and Jessamine County Fiscal Court. The Parks and Recreation Department operates recreational and cultural programs and maintains more than 15 parks, consisting of 250 acres. The department helps maintain the parks, aquatic center, ball fields, fishing lakes and walking trails. The department is responsible for programs and services to improve the quality of life for all.

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Endowment Fund Accounts

The Nicholasville/Jessamine County Parks and Recreation Endowment Fund accounts for gifts, donations, and endowments of a permanent nature, whereby the donation principal is invested, and interest earnings are available to support programs and services as directed by the funding donor. Contingency Requirement – There are no minimum or maximum requirements for the fund. Disposition of Funds – In the event, the fund is closed, all remaining resources shall revert to the general fund.

For more information about Endowment Fund, please contact Serita Taylor.

Volunteer Opportunities

We will be posting about volunteer opportunities soon!

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Duane McCuddy – Director
Administrative responsibilities, Board communications
(859) 885-9787 x104
(859) 797-3492
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John Howard – Deputy Director
Athletics, Budget, Events, Races, Trails
(859) 885-9787 x105
(859) 396-9136; (859) 221-4497
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Serita Taylor – Office Manager
Payroll, Accounting, Human Resources, Shelter reservations
(859) 885-9787 x124
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Jimmy Fajardo – Maintenance Supervisor
(859) 885-9787 x107
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Jim Collins – Programs

Isaiah Sparks – Athletic Supervisor
Adult & Youth Basketball, Adult & Youth Volleyball, Pickleball, Adult Softball
(859) 699-3396
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Kelly Mason – Maintenance Worker

Tommy Wiggs – Maintenance Worker

Lane Crank – Maintenance Worker

Jessamine County Youth Sports Contact Information

Youth & Adult Basketball
(859) 885-9787

Girls Youth Volleyball
(859) 885-9787

More Information

Picnic Shelter Reservations
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Blue Building
(859) 885-4500

Keene Lodge Building
(859) 885-4500