Lakeshore Park Conservancy’s New Director of Park Operations


Coming back to the South after several years in New York, Russell Riddell joins the Lakeshore Park Conservancy team as the Director of Park Operations.

Hello, I am Russell Riddell.  I joined the Lakeshore Park Conservancy in July of this year as your new Director of Park Operations.  With over 25 years of experience in landscape management, I most recently moved from New York City where I was the Manager of Turf Care for Central Park Conservancy. I helped manage 350 acres of lawns, sports fields and meadows where I became dedicated to helping public green spaces achieve their full potential for the enjoyment of the community.

I have quickly learned how vital Lakeshore Park is to the City of Knoxville.  Our team is working hard to ensure the safety, cleanliness and use of your park. We are also so thankful for charitable donations that have helped us grow and our hard-working volunteers who have pulled a lot of weeds.

Thank you for making my wife and I feel welcome in Knoxville and Lakeshore Park.  I look forward to seeing you in the park.

Russell Riddell
Director of Park Operations

 To learn more about the Conservancy, what they do, and how they care for the Park, visit the About the Conservancy page.

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