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Photo by Rusty Hubbard

John Eckart has been director of the Benton Parks and Recreation Department since September 2012. In that capacity, he has witnessed the birth of a splash pad at Tyndall Park and the opening of the Benton Dog Park. Next on the agenda, according to Eckart, is creating Riverside Park, an area that will stretch from the access road to Sunset Lake near the old Saline County Airport to the Saline River.