Ballard*King & Associates, Ltd.


Darin J. Barr C.P.R.P.

Senior Associate

Darin began his work with Ballard*King & Associates in 2007 and brings 10 years of experience to the company. Prior to B*K, Darin was the Senior Associate Director of the 300,000 square-foot Student Recreation Complex at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His main areas of responsibility were membership, dry-side facility operations, wet-side facility operations, maintenance and information technology. In addition to the Student Recreation Complex, Darinís responsibilities also spanned the adjacent sand volleyball courts, Stankowski Field, and 50-plus acres of green space. Previously he served as the Aquatic Manager for the Mizzou Aquatic Center and was responsible for opening that portion of the Student Recreation Complex in the summer of 2005.

His management experience includes economic impact studies, space planning and equipment specifications, request for proposal, grand opening celebrations, preventive maintenance programs, staffing, budgeting, marketing, risk management and programming.

Darin spent three years working for the Town of Pittsford, NY, Recreation Department as a Recreation Supervisor. During his tenure with Pittsford, Darin was responsible for the creation of the departmentís quarterly recreation brochure, programming the department, maintaining program vendor contracts, working with the budget, running summer leagues (youth and adult), coordinating shared use facilities, coordinating the Townís 500-plus participant youth summer camp and working closely with the Parks Department. Darin was also involved with the Townís special events program and developed the Pittsford Triathlon, which is now an annual event of 300-plus participants. In addition, Darin spent a season working for a privately-owned water park and four years working as the Recreation Superintendent and Aquatics Coordinator for the Rec-Plex in St. Peters, MO.

The diversity of Darinís experiences have shaped his unique perspective on the delivery of recreation services and the operation of recreation facilities. Darinís honest approach, attention to detail and depth of knowledge give B*K clients a comprehensive insight to help guide them through their project.

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  • State University of New York-Brockport Masters in Public Administration
  • University of Missouri-Columbia BS Parks Recreation & Tourism
  • Certified Pool Operator
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor
  • International Lifeguard Training Instructor (Ellis & Associates)


  • National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association
  • New York State Parks & Recreation Society
  • Missouri Parks & Recreation Association
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of Missouri Parks, Recreation & Tourism Program

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