Director of Parks and Rec On Leave

Manhattan’s Director of Parks and Recreation for nearly seven years is on administrative leave for an unspecified period of time. Curt Loupe confirmed the leave but indicated he could make no further comment to KMAN news Friday night. Loupe took over as Director in 2006, the same year when former Recreation Superintendent Ivan Wilkinson resigned due to allegations of theft. Former Parks and Rec Director, Terry DeWeese, also resigned in the wake of the allegations (DeWeese was not implicated). A time frame or further information regarding conditions of the leave are not being released by city officials. No reason for the leave is being given at this time.