Parks and Recreation Commission

FALL 2014 RECRUITMENT
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The purpose of this Commission is to advise the City Council on matters pertaining to the activities of the Open Space and Parks Division and the Recreation and Golf Division (the two Divisions) of the Community Services Department, excluding daily administrative operations. The Commission's responsibilities include:

  • Advising on planning and policy matters relating to the goals of and the services provided by the two Divisions;
  • Advising on planning and policy matters relating to the construction and renovation of capital facilities;
  • Reviewing state legislative proposals that may affect the operation of the two Divisions; and
  • Receiving community input concerning parks, open space and recreation activities.

The Parks and Recreation Commission is composed of seven members who are not Council Members, officers, or employees of the City, and who are residents of the City of Palo Alto. Terms of Commissioners will be for three years. See Palo Alto Municipal Code (PAMC) Sections 2.16 and 2.25. In order to be notified of vacancies and appointment procedures, you may contact the City Clerk's Office at 650-329-2571.

To contact members of the Parks and Recreation Commission, write to: Parks and Recreation Commission, 3201 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303 or you may send an email to ParkRec.Commission@cityofpaloalto.org.

Meetings are at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month and are taped for cablecasting on Government Channel 16. Please check the Schedule of City Meetings for exact dates, times and location.

Chair:  Jennifer Hetterly
Vice Chair:  Ed Lauing
Staff Liaison: Rob De Geus/463-4908
Council Liaison: Greg Schmid
 

  • ASHLUND, Stacey
    4065 Campana Drive, 94306
    494-0355 (h)
    Term Expires: 12/31/2015
  • CROMMIE, Deirdre
    410 Monroe Drive, 94306
    949-8145 (h)
    Term Expires: 12/31/2015
  • HETTERLY, Jennifer
    813 Colorado Avenue, 94303
    856-0516 (h)
    Term Expires: 12/31/2016
  • LAUING, Ed
    1400 Webster Street, 94301
    327-8890 (h)
    Term Expires: 12/31/2016
  • KNOPPER, Abbie
    1143 Greenwood Avenue, 94301
    650-384-0822 (h)
    Term Expires: 12/31/2016
  • MARKEVITCH, Pat
    231 Emerson Street, 94301
    321-2211 (h)
    Term Expires: 12/31/2015
  • RECKDAHL, Keith
    256 Edlee, 94306
    650-493-3741(h)
    Term Expires: 12/31/2016

[Archived Minutes and Agendas]

Last Updated: Mar 5, 2014
Staff Reports
CMR 104-05
Important Reports for review by Commission
Reports to be reviewed by PARC Commission
Urban Forest Master Plan
Important Dates
Important Dates for Parks and Recreation Commissioners to be informed about.
Parks and Recreation Commission Important Dates calendar
Field Use Policy Public Comment
Emails sent to parks and recreation commissioners on the field use policy
Feb 27 Public emails
March 1 emails from Public
March 10 public emails
March 11-12 public emails
March 2 Public emails
March 3rd thru 5th emails
2014
April 22, 2014 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
March 25, 2014 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
March 24, 2014 PARC Joint Council Meeting on Parks, Open Space, Recreation, Trails Master Plan
March 7, 2014 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda - Special Meeting Retreat
February 25, 2014 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
January 21, 2014 Parks and Recreation Commission Special Meeting Agenda
2013
December 10, 2013 Parks and Recreatoin Special Meeting Agenda
November 19, 2013 Parks and Recreation Commission Special Meeting
October 22, 2013 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
September 24, 2013 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
August 27, 2013 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
July 23, 2013 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
June 25, 2013 Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting - CANCELLED
April 23, 2013 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
March 26, 2013 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
March 15, 2013 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
February 26, 2013 Parks and Recreation Commission - Agenda
January 22, 2013 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
2012 Agendas
December 18, 2012 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
November 27, 2012 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
October 23, 2012 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
October 2, 2012 Parks and Recreation Commission Special Meeting Agenda
September 25, 2012 Parks and Recreation Commission MEETING CANCELLED
September 10, 2012 Parks and Recreation Commission Joint Meeting with City Council Agenda
August 28, 2012 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
July 24, 2012 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
June 19, 2012 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
May 22, 2012 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
April 24, 2012 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
March 27, 2012 Parks and Recreation Approved Minutes
March 27, 2012 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
February 28, 2012 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
January 31, 2012 Parks and Recreation Retreat Agenda
January 24, 2012 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
2011 Agenda and Minutes
March 22, 2011 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
December 13, 2011 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
November 22, 2011 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda - CANCELLED
November 4, 2011 Parks and Recreation Commission Special Meeting
October 27, 2011 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
October 25, 2011 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
September 27, 2011 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
September 27, 2011 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
August 23, 2011 Parks and Recreation Commission - CANCELLED
July 26, 2011 Parks and Recreation Commission Special Agenda
July 26, 2011 Parks and Recreation Commission Special Approved Minutes
June 21, 2011 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
June 21, 2011 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
May 24, 2011 Parks and Recreation Commission - Agenda
May 24, 2011 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
April 26, 2011 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
April 26, 2011 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
March 22, 2011 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
February 22, 2011 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
February 22, 2011 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
January 25, 2011 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
January 25, 2011 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
2010 Agendas and Minutes
November 30, 2010 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
June 22, 2010 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
December 14, 2010 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
December 14, 2010 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
November 30, 2010 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
October 26, 2010 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
October 26, 2010 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
September 28, 2010 Parks and Recreation Approved Minutes
September 28, 2010 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
July 27, 2010 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
July 27, 2010 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
June 29, 2010 Parks and Recreation Commission - Special Meeting- El Camino Park
June 22, 2010 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
May 25, 2010 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
May 25, 2010 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
April 27, 2010 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
April 27, 2010 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
April 22, 2010 Special Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting Agenda
March 23, 2010 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
March 23, 2010 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
February 23, 2010 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
February 23, 2010 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
January 26, 2010 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
January 26, 2010 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
2009 - Agendas and Minutes
Parks and Recreation Commission 2009 Agendas and Minutes
December 15, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
November 20, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission Retreat Agenda
October 27, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
October 27, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
September 22, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
September 22, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting Agenda
August 25, 2009 Parks and Recreation Meeting - CANCELLED
July 28, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
July 28, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
June 30, 2009 - PARC Agenda
June 30, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
May 26, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
June 16, 2009 Parks and Recreation Special Meeting
May 26, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
April 28, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
April 28, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
February 24, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
March 31, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
March 31, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission back up material
March 31, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission back up material
March 31, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission Draft Feb 24 Minutes
March 31, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting Agenda
March 11, 2009 Parks and Recreation Special Notification of meeting
January 26, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission Approved Minutes
February 24, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting Agenda
February 24, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting Backup
January 26, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission Presentation material
January 26, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission Backup material
January 26, 2009 Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting Agenda
2008 - Agendas and Minutes
December 16, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
December 16, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Back up Material
November 18, 2008 PARC Back up Material 1
November 18, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Annual Retreat Agenda
November 18, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Back up material 2
October 28, 2008 Back up Material - Draft September 23, 200 Minutes
October 28, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission - Backup material Nov retreat memo
October 28, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
October 28, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Back up - Jordan collation
October 28, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Back up - Lets Go
October 28, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Back up - Lets Go ad
October 28, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Back up -Kelowna case
October 28, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting - Back up Informational Presentation
September 23, 2008 Back up material
September 23, 2008 Back up Material - Banning Smoking
September 23, 2008 Back up material - Draft Minutes
September 23, 2008 Back up material - Draft Minutes Aug Special
September 23, 2008 Back up material -Fields report
September 23, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting Agenda
August 26, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Back up Material
August 26, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Back up Material
August 26, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Draft July 22, 2008 Minutes
August 26, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Regular Meeting Agenda
August 26,2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Backup Material
August 19, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Special Meeting Backup1
August 19, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Special Meeting Backup2
August 19, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Special Meeting Backup3
August 19, 2008 Special Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting Agenda
July 22, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting Back up information
July 22, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission - Draft June Minutes
July 22, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
June 24, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
June 24, 2008 Parks and Recreation Packet material
June PARC meeting - May 27, 2008 Draft Minutes
May 27, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Draft Minutes
May 27, 2008 - Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda [Instructions]
May 27, 2008 {ARC Back up Documents
May 27, 2008 Back up Documents
May 27, 2008 PARC Back up Documents
May 27,08 PARC Back up Documents
May 27,2008 PARC Back up documents
May 27,2008 PARC Back up Documents
May 27,2008 PARC Back up Documents
May 27,2008 PARC Back up Documents
March 25, 2008 Park and Recreation Commission Minutes Draft
April 22, 2008 PARC Backup documents
April 22, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission - March 25 Draft Minutes
April 22, 2008 - Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
February 26, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes
March 25, 2008 Parks and Recreation Agenda
January 22, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes
February 26, 2008 Parks and Recreation Agenda
January 22, 2008 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
2007 - Agendas and Minutes
December 18, 2007 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
November 27, 2007 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda - Annual Retreat
November 27, 2007 Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes - Annual Retreat
November 13, 2007 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda - Special Meeting
November 8, 2007 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda - Special Meeting
October 23, 2007 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
October 23, 2007 Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes
September 25, 2007 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
September 25, 2007 Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes
August 28, 2007 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
August 28, 2007 Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes
June 26, 2007 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
June 26, 2007 Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes
May 22, 2007 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
May 22, 2007 Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes
April 24, 2007 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
April 24, 2007 Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes
March 27, 2007 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
March 27, 2007 Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes
February 27, 2007 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
February 27, 2007 Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes
January 30, 2007 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
January 30, 2007 Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes