The purpose of the Parks and Recreation Commission is to advise the City Council on matters pertaining to the activities of the Open Space & Parks, Golf, and Recreation divisions of the Community Services Department, excluding daily administrative operations. The Commission's responsibilities include:
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.
Chair: Anne Warner Cribbs
Vice Chair: Jeff Greenfield
Staff Liaison: Daren Anderson (650) 496-6950
Council Liaison: Council Member Lydia Kou
The Parks and Recreation Commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Meetings are broadcast live online and on cable TV.
Members of the public who wish to participate in meetings can find instructions on the top and bottom of individual agendas or by clicking the drop-down below. To ensure participation in a particular item we suggest calling in or connecting 15 minutes before your item is scheduled to begin.
Members of the Public may provide public comments to teleconference meetings via email, teleconference, or by phone.
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The City is recruiting for three, 3-year terms on the Parks and Recreation Commission. You can apply on the Boards and Commissions Recruitment page.
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Last updated on August 16, 2021