Parks and Recreation Commission

Purpose

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:

  • Advising on planning and policy matters relating to the goals of and the services provided by the Open Space & Parks, Golf, and Recreations 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 divisions.
  • Receiving community input concerning open space and parks/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.

Meet the Commission

Commission Members

Chair: Anne Warner Cribbs
Vice Chair: 
Jeff Greenfield
Staff Liaison: 
Daren Anderson  (650) 496-6950
Council Liaison: 
Council Member Lydia Kou

  • Amanda Brown
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  • Anne Warner Cribbs
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  • Jeff Greenfield
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  • Jeff LaMere
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  • David Moss
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  • Keith Reckdahl
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Upcoming Meetings

The Parks and Recreation Commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

 

Ways to watch and participate in meetings

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.

How to Participate in a Virtual Public Meeting

Members of the Public may provide public comments to teleconference meetings via email, teleconference, or by phone.

  1. Written public comments may be submitted by email to ParkRec.commission@cityofpaloalto.org.
  2. Spoken public comments using a computer will be accepted through the teleconference meeting. To address the Council, click on the link below to access a Zoom-based meeting. Please read the following instructions carefully.
    1. You may download the Zoom client or connect to the meeting in- browser. If using your browser, make sure you are using a current, up-to-date browser: Chrome 30 , Firefox 27 , Microsoft Edge 12 , Safari 7. Certain functionality may be disabled in older browsers including Internet Explorer.
    2. You may be asked to enter an email address and name. We request that you identify yourself by name as this will be visible online and will be used to notify you that it is your turn to speak.
    3. When you wish to speak on an Agenda Item, click on “raise hand.” The Clerk will activate and unmute speakers in turn. Speakers will be notified shortly before they are called to speak.
    4. When called, please limit your remarks to the time limit allotted.
    5. A timer will be shown on the computer to help keep track of your comments.
  3. Spoken public comments using a smart phone will be accepted through the teleconference meeting. To address the Council, download the Zoom application onto your phone from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and enter the Meeting ID. Please follow the instructions 2.1-2.5.
  4. Spoken public comments using a phone use the telephone number listed below. When you wish to speak on an agenda item hit *9 on your phone so we know that you wish to speak. You will be asked to provide your first and last name before addressing the Council. You will be advised how long you have to speak. When called please limit your remarks to the agenda item and time limit allotted.
Join the Zoom Webinar
Meeting ID: 999 3789 9745
Phone Number: 1 (669) 900-6833

Watch past meetings

Resources

Documents

Current Policy Topics

Recommendations to Council from Commission

General Policy