Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) The long-time director of the Twin Falls Parks and Recreation Department is retiring after over 30 years on the job.

Dennis Bowyer started on his public service carrier back in 1974 as a part–time employee at the Parks Department. Since that time, besides a few years at college, Bowyer has been a constant figure in the development of the Twin Falls Parks and Recreation service. In 1996 he was promoted to the position of Director, where he has been for the last 19 years.

Bowyer is best known for his work in pioneering the current Canyon Rim Trail, along with major improvements to Shoshone Falls Park and Dierkes Lake. And most recently, the development of the city's very first dog park. Last year he was honored by the City of Twin Falls in commemoration of all his great work.

The city's newest micro–park, located across the street from the new Glanbia Corporate Office, is now known as the Dennis Bowyer Park. Bowyers last day on the job will be Friday, June 26th. Now the City of Twin Falls is actively looking for his replacement.