MEDINA: Medina County Park District Director Tom James is retiring after 25 years leading the agency, the Medina Gazette reports.

“I hope to enjoy some of these parks more than I have been able to as I have been actively employed,” he told the newspaper.

Nathan Eppink, who previously worked for the Summit County Metro Parks, is taking over as director effective Oct. 1. James will remain through December to help through the transition, the Gazette said.

Read the full Gazette report here.