Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Director stepping down

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Director Greg Weitzel is resigning to lead the Las Vegas, Nevada Parks and Recreation Department.

Weitzel will leave the post June 3.  The city has not announced plans to fill Weitzel's position.

Weitzel has lead a variety of high-profile projects, including the Rock Gardens at Taylor's Crossing, the Maeck Education Center at the Idaho Falls Zoo and other major improvements along the Greenbelt and River Walk.

"The City of Idaho Falls has been well served by the vision and the energy Director Wetzel has brought to the Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Department.  He has made connecting with the community a hallmark of his service," said Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper.  "We are enthusiastic about the opportunities ahead—both for the city and for Director Weitzel. We wish him all the best."

Weitzel also helped revitalize the War Bonnet Round Up rodeo, including an upgrade of the rodeo grounds.

"The parks and recreation system in Idaho Falls represents a significant investment in the community that will continue to produce endless benefits for residents and visitors of all ages and abilities and ultimately pay significant dividends to the next generation," Weitzel said. 

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