Breaking: Klyde Warren Park President Mark Banta Resigns

Mark Banta

Mark Banta, who has served as president of Klyde Warren Park for less than a year, is stepping down, effective March 1. A reason has not been given for his departure.

Until his replacement is named, Jody Grant, chairman of the board’s foundation, will help run things, also relying on the park’s vice president of business affairs, Celia Barshop.

Grant released this statement:

“Many have contributed to the launch of Klyde Warren Park, but Mark’s expertise and leadership during the last year have been invaluable. Mark’s official mantra of ‘clean, safe and active’ will always be a part of how we run the park.”

Here is a Q&A with Banta from D Magazine’s recent special issue on the park.