Parks & Recreation Commission


The Parks and Recreation Commission is a citizen group formed to advise the Mayor and the City Council on Parks and Recreation matters of long-range and citywide importance. Citizen participation is encouraged in all Commission business, and the Commission is often sought out by the public as a place to voice their concerns and opinions. The members of the Commission serve staggered, three-year terms. Member must:

  • Possess a strong interest in and have knowledge about the Saint Paul Parks and Recreation system.
  • Attend monthly meetings in addition to serving on subcommittees and task forces.
  • Represent the Commission in its dealings with City departments, citizen groups, and outside agencies.

2013-2017 Department Strategic Plan

2016 Parks Commission Work Plan (subject to change)


Parks and Recreation Commission Members

Parks and Recreation Commission Members
Left to right: Andy Trcka (Chair) Erick Goodlow, Dave Haley, Emily Shively, Betsy Mowry, Susan Bishop (Vice Chair), Dan Marckel, Salina Vang, and John Mountain

Join us at our next meeting:

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Arlington Hills Community Center
1200 Payne Ave.

Regular business meetings of the Parks and Recreation Commission are open to the public. If special accommodations are required, please contact:
Joan Phillips
Ph: 651-266-6404