Juan “Dan” Puente is an Area Manager with the Chicago Park District. As an Area Manager, Mr. Puente manages park and recreation service at 20 parks and 10 community centers which serve over 200,000 residents on Chicago’s southwest side. As a member of the community recreation department, his parks provide programs throughout the life course in athletics, aquatics, cultural arts, special events, general recreation, and environmental programming.
Mr. Puente has over 13 years’ experience in the field of parks and recreation and has been a certified park and recreation professional since 2009. Mr. Puente is a graduate of Bradley University, Peoria IL, where he was a member of the baseball team, and is a former minor league player with the Baltimore Orioles.