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Park & Recreation Directors



Kyle Bennett

Park Director

859-331-1212 ext. 333

Kyle Bennett has been the Parks Director for the past 13 years.  He oversees the maintenance, landscaping, and playing fields for all three parks in the City:  Iris Road Park, Crescent Park, and General Ormsby Mitchel. He manages the pavilion reservations, the scheduling for the athletic fields (baseball and soccer fields), and maintains the parks website. Kyle employees part-time personnel for general maintenance, and contracts out all major renovations.


Zach Rechtin

Recreation Director

859-331-1212 ext. 222

Zach Rechtin has been a City resident for 10 years. He graduated from UK, majoring in Recreation and Fitness and Minoring in Business.  In college, Zach worked for the Parks and Recreation Departments of both Lexington and Newport, KY (his hometown).  After graduation, a circuitous career path went from the Boys & Girls Club in Newport to Law Enforcement to substitute teaching and grant coordination before joining the team at the City of Ft. Mitchell.  Zach also helped start and volunteers as Head Coach of the Boys Soccer program for Beechwood High School.