The city of Washington has narrowed the search for a new parks director down to five applicants. 

The city will be conducting five interviews for the Washington parks director position this week. 

Darren Lamb, city administrator, said they received a total of 11 applications with two of those being internal applicants. 

The first round of interviews will be completed by the end of this week. 

Then, Lamb said, if they feel they need to conduct a second round of interviews they will complete that by the end of the month. 

He’s hoping to have the new director start either before the holidays or by the end of the year.