In 1987, Park played Lucy Kreshaw in an NBC pilot, The Line. The show was not picked up and never aired.
In 1989, 1990 and 1991; Park won 3 Viewers for Quality Television Awards (Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Comedy Series) for her work on Empty Nest.
Park owns a production company named A Tennessee Waltz.
In 1991, 1992, and 1993; Park was nominated for a Golden Globe (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV) for her work on Empty Nest.
Park has stated that she did not get along with her Empty Nest costars. She says she felt like an "outsider" on the set.
It took Park six years to earn her college degree.
In 1993, Park was crowned Miss Outlaw Biker.
She starred in the Lifetime TV movie, Fifteen and Pregnant.
She is a self-described liberal and environmental activist.
She loves the movie The Long Riders so much, she once vowed to meet all the brothers who starred in the film.
She is diabetic.
Park: I'm not much of the indoors type of person when it comes to keeping fit. I love walking, hiking, swimming and riding my bike.
Park: Fighting for the environment has been more rewarding than anything I've ever done. We need to warn people that the beauty we have in this area is a mirage. There are some real environmental problems here, and if people aren't aware of them the beauty of our mountains and rivers can trick you.
Park: (about "Empty Nest") I had a hard time with what I call "not reality-based stuff" — things that [the writers] would make me do that were just hillbilly stuff, which drives me completely over the edge. I would fight to keep some integrity to the kind of character I was playing and keep it from being Hee Haw, which I did. But it wasn't easy.
Park: (On costar Dinah Manoff) She tortures me to death. I'm a country girl, and I don't understand her vicious big-city sense of humor. I went to her one night and said, 'Dinah, I have a bad feeling that I'm not doing good this week.' And she said, 'Park, it's true. I've heard they're writing you out of the show....' She keeps me in line.
Park: I really like this life. I'd like to have several shots at it. If there is such a thing as reincarnation, I'll take it.
Park: I really like bars. I love to shoot pool. And I can.
Park: You grow up in Appalachia, there's a certain set of standards and a certain set of rules — and they're not Southern. We are not Southern. We are Appalachian.