LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A new city employee promises to take Louisville's parks to the next level.

Mayor Greg Fischer named Seve Ghose as the new Director of Metro Parks and Recreation on Wednesday.

Ghose is moving from Springfield, Oregon where he oversees a system of dozens of parks and sporting facilities.

He says he already sees a need to fill, helping everyone get access to the parks and facilities.

"There's a huge need in under-represented communities. I do specialize in outreach so I look forward to engaging in staff and hearing about where we can make a difference in the lives of people that are below certain income levels and demos," Ghose said.

Ghose starts on September 1.

He's replacing former Metro Parks Director Mike Heitz, who is retiring.

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