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, August 10, 2016
Duluth & Case Recreation Center
1020 Duluth St.

No business meeting. Various park areas will be visited by use of Como Zoo and Conservatory’s shuttle bus. Shuttle will leave promptly at 5:40 p.m.

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