Kristen Hansen

Kristen Hansen

Kristen Hansen

Kristen Hansen is the Deputy Director of the Watershed Parks and Operations and has been with the River Authority since 2012. Her leadership includes the development of new River Authority parks throughout the watershed, operations and maintenance of 7 nature based parks across four counties as well as the Mission Reach, Museum Reach and the San Pedro Culture Park. She also leads the operation and maintenance of River Authority flood retention dams.

Kristen received a Master of Science degree in Parks Administration from Indiana University.

Kristen’s past experiences include working as a Park Ranger for the National Park Service throughout the country, as a Park Supervisor for Orange County Parks and Recreation, and as a Park Manager for the Washington Township Community Park Systems in Avon, Indiana.

Kristen continues her passion and enjoyment of the outdoors with her two daughters.


Acequia Trail Notice

The Acequia trail will have heavy traffic near MROC starting May 22nd until further notice. The SAWS Acequia project will be bringing in crews to work on the lift station site and across the street. There will have flaggers to stop traffic, please use caution. 

SASPAMCO Paddling Trail

The SASPAMCO paddling trail is open from River Crossing Park to Helton Nature Park.
*Please Note: Paddling Trail from Helton Nature Park to HWY 97 is still closed due to blockages. 

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