2011 Inductee

Ney C. Landrum

Ney C. Landrum is the Director Emeritus of the Florida State Park System. Landrum is considered the Father of our modern Florida Park Service as he was responsible for protecting, promoting and preserving Florida’s state parks.

During his tenure, he exhibited great leadership in directing Florida’s Division of Recreation and Parks, expanding the small state park system into one of the largest in the country and being awarded two consecutive National Recreation and Park Association Gold Medal Awards.

Even while retired now, he mentors park service employees, is the past president of the Florida Park Service Alumni Association, and has even authored a book entitled “The State Park Movement in America” tracing the evolution of the state park movement from its origins to its present status as an essential and established entity.