Park has decided to call it a day. After ten years as a band, singer and primary songwriter Ladd Mitchell has pulled the plug. In a MySpace bulletin on the 3rd, he wrote:
During the course of the past few months my priorities concerning Park, have changed due to personal affairs in my life. These changes have lead me to ultimately quit the band. It is a decision that I have been pining over for quite some time now, as I did not want to make a rash choice. For the past ten years being in Park is all I have known, and leaving that is scary, yet I wouldn't trade that time for anything else in the world. The friends we have made, places we've been, floors we've slept on, and shows we have played are unimaginable. It is much more than I ever thought we would accomplish.
The band is planning a send-off show for fans in their hometown of Springfield, Il. They released Building a Better ______ last year. They are currently working on a DVD as a farewell for the band.