Speaker Details

Eric Knopinski

Supervisor, Trails District
Denver Parks and Recreation

Eric Knopinski became a Seasonal Ranger with Denver Parks and Recreation in 2013.  Since then, he became a Senior Ranger and then a Ranger Supervisor.  Eric's background makes him extremely qualified to work in the downtown Denver area where drug use has been a serious issue. 

Eric is currently the Supervisor for the Trails District which includes the Platte River and Cherry Creek Corridor through Denver. Most of the work for the Trails Rangers is dealing with people who are living illegally on the river corridors and the material that they leave behind.   

Prior to joining Denver Parks and Recreation, Eric was a police officer in the metro area. For the last 14 years of his police career he worked for the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department of a city north of Denver.

Eric holds a BS in Wildlife Biology from CSU.  He has also attended training at Michigan State University for a Park Ranger and Law Enforcement programs.