Ballard*King & Associates, Ltd.


Jeffery L. King

President/Founding Partner

As a founding partner of Ballard*King & Associates, Jeff has over 30 years experience in recreation facility operation and planning. Jeff has provided consulting services to more than 200 communities who have benefited from his extensive background in recreation center planning and management. Jeff’s expertise comes from a vast array of experience and projects.

Jeff’s management and project experience includes facility planning and construction, facility renovation, grand opening celebrations, economic impact studies, energy conservation systems, preventative maintenance programs, staffing, budgeting, marketing, cost accounting and programming. In addition, he has preformed park and recreation master plans as well as audits.

Jeff was one of the founders of the “Gateway to Success” recreation facility planning conference in St. Louis and served as the chairman in its first year. His previous experience in Colorado has led to an active involvement with the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association's Recreation Facility Design and Management School.

Jeff has been a regular speaker at the Athletic Business Conference as well as numerous state conferences and ice arena management-related seminars, NRPA Aquatic School and various workshops. Jeff has also served as a team leader and facilitator for the City of Fort Collins Quality Improvement Program and has been certified in Systematic Development of Informed Consent (SDIC).

As the former Recreation Director for the City of St. Peters, MO, he was responsible for start-up and operations of Rec-Plex. Rec-Plex, a 140,000 square foot recreation center with a 50-meter competitive pool, ten-meter diving tower, leisure pool, gymnasium, track, rock climbing wall, weight room, aerobics room, ice skating rinks (2), skate board park and food service that opened in July 1994. Rec-Plex was the host site for all aquatic events for the 1994 Olympic Sports Festival. Prior to this, he was the Facility Manager for the Edora Pool Ice Center (EPIC) in Fort Collins, CO, where he was responsible for its start-up, operations and administration for 7 years. EPIC received the 1987 “Facility of Merit” award from Athletic Business Magazine for design and operation excellence. He also served as the City of Fort Collins' Aquatic Director and team leader and facilitator for the City of Fort Collins Quality Improvement Program.

Jeff’s trustworthy experience and genuine strong character bring each client assurance that all aspect of their project will receive the highest level of service.

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  • Lindenwood University – BA Business Administration


  • Ice Skating Institute of America
  • National Recreation and Parks Association – Aquatic Section
  • Missouri Park and Recreation Association
  • Colorado Parks and Recreation Association

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