City of Brighton Acting City Manager Marv Falconburg is pleased to announce the appointment of Travis Haines to serve as Director of Parks & Recreation. Haines has served as the interim director since February. As director, Haines will oversee parks and open space, cemetery, Brighton Recreation Center, and the Eagle View Adult Center
Prior to his role as interim director, Haines served as assistant director of Parks & Open Space since 2015. Before coming to Brighton, Haines worked as the parks department superintendent in Hays, Kansas where he was responsible for the city’s parks and open space, golf course, sports complex, cemetery and a buffalo herd. Haines also worked as the fitness director for the YWCA of Topeka, Kansas and fitness director/wellness coordinator for Community Health Care Systems in Onaga, Kansas as well as recreation director for Scott City (Kansas) Recreation Commission.
Haines earned his master’s degree in sport administration/exercise physiology from Fort Hays State University, a bachelor’s degree in physical education/recreation from Fort Hays State University and is a Certified Public Manager from the University of Kansas Public Management Center in Topeka, Kansas.