Parks and Recreation Commission

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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

Click here to go to the Community Service Parks and Recreation Commission web page.

[Archived Minutes and Agendas]

Last Updated: Aug 26, 2014
+Important Reports for review by Commission
Reports to be reviewed by PARC Commission
+Important Dates
Important Dates for Parks and Recreation Commissioners to be informed about.
+Field Use Policy Public Comment
Emails sent to parks and recreation commissioners on the field use policy
+2014 - Agendas and Minutes
Parks and Recreation Commission 2014 Agendas and Minutes
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Parks and Recreation Commission 2013 Agendas and Minutes
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Parks and Recreation Commission 2012 Agendas and Minutes
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Parks and Recreation Commission 2011 Agendas and Minutes
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Parks and Recreation Commission 2010 Agendas and Minutes
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Parks and Recreation Commission 2009 Agendas and Minutes
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Parks and Recreation Commission 2008 Agendas and Minutes
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Parks and Recreation Commission 2007 Agendas and Minutes