Vanderburgh County Commissioners Announce New Director And Assistant Director At Burdette Park 


Vanderburgh County Commissioners Announce New Director and Assistant Director at Burdette Park 

EVANSVILLE, IN. (August 10, 2022) – The Vanderburgh County Commissioners are pleased to announce that Zach Wathen has been named Director and Colton Meyer has been named Assistant Director of Burdette Park located on the west side of Evansville. 

Wathen, who is originally from Henderson, KY, has been an Evansville, IN resident since 2014. He brings to the Director position over ten years of experience in the Parks and Tourism area. Zach began his career as a Project Manager for the Ford Center and Victory Theater, a Maintenance Technician with the Audubon State Park in Henderson, KY, and lastly, as the Assistant Director for Burdette Park in 2017. Zach was raised in Henderson, KY and graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in Marketing and Communications Management. 

Meyer was born and raised on Evansville’s west side where he graduated from Reitz High School and attended the University of Southern Indiana. Colton brings a vast amount of knowledge through the many positions held at Burdette Park since beginning his career in 2012 which has prepared him for the new role of Assistant Director. 

Burdette Park is the only municipal park operated by Vanderburgh County, providing a beautiful scenic recreational and educational environment consisting of approximately 170 acres of wooded hills in Southwestern Indiana. The Park offers a complete destination experience with primitive trails for walking, running, and biking, an aquatic park, an event facility, fishing, a BMX track, rustic chalets and cabins, picnic areas, and RV and tent camping.