Murray-Calloway County Parks & Recreation
900 Payne StreetMurray, KY 42071(270)762-0325
The mission of the Murray-Calloway County Parks and Recreation is to provide opportunities in leisure and recreational activities in safe and educational environments. To conserve natural resources, and to provide facilities, services, and parks that enhance the quality of life of individuals, families, and the community while preserving aesthetic values in our community and maintaining a commitment to excellence in customer service and satisfaction.
Bill Marcum, Interim Park Director
Bill Marcum joined the Murray-Calloway County Parks staff as Interim Park Director in November 2016, after the position was vacated in October of the same year. Having served on the Board of Directors, Marcum was the obvious choice to fill a void and help the Murray Calloway County Parks get through the winter months.
Steve Wilhelm, Maintenance Supervisor
Steve Wilhelm joined the Murray-Calloway County Parks staff as Maintenance Supervisor June of 2013. He has extensive experience in construction and maintenance through his previous 20-year career with M&T Painting. Steve also worked as the engineer for the Hardin Southern Railroad. The native of Ventura, California, Steve relocated to Murray in 1993. Steve has also been heavily involved with the Murray-Calloway County Soccer Association, serving as the group’s President for five years. He was also a member of the Park Board before being selected to take over the maintenance duties.
Mike Sykes, Aquatics Director
Mike Sykes has been with Murray-Calloway County Parks since 1977, beginning his tenure as a lifeguard at the same pool he now oversees. Currently Mike serves during the hot summer hours as our Aquatics Director, supervising the daily operations of the pool facility and Owen’s Spray Park, and managing the lifeguard staff.
In 2007, Murray-Calloway County Parks developed and implemented a park ranger program. Each ranger brings their own professional style of law enforcement to the department and provides a safe and secure environment for all our park patrons. Our rangers, patrol all park facilities, provide information about park events, have a first aid kit in their patrol cars, and educate guests on park policies and procedures. They also have special “Junior Park Ranger” badges for our younger park visitors!
The Murray-Calloway County Park Board is made up of twelve individuals, equally appointed by the Murray City Council and the Calloway County Fiscal Court.
Calloway County Fiscal Court Appointees
Don Cherry, Calloway County Magistrate
Jason Lovett, Chairman
Tim Todd, Calloway County Magistrate
Murray City Council Appointees
Jeremy Bell, City Council Member
Linda Cherry, City Council Member