Parks and Recreation Commission

Welcome to the Parks and Recreation Commission


The purpose of this Commission is to advise the City Council on matters pertaining to the activities of the Open Space, Parks and Golf Division and the Recreation 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.

Message from the Commission:
In this year we will focus much of our energies on developing a long-range Master Plan for Parks and Recreation. That planning process will help us understand how we’re doing, where we should be headed, and how to get there. Please join us in this exciting endeavor to plan for the future of Palo Alto’s park and recreation treasures. You can share your insights at
http://www.paloaltoparksplan.org.

To learn more about our current and recent work, please see the links under Current Policy Topics on the right side of this page or find archived Commission agendas and minutes at the bottom of the page.

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.

Staff Liaison:
Kristen O'Kane
Phone: 650-463-4908
Fax: 650-321-5612

Kristen.o'kane@cityofpaloalto.org
Staff Administration:
Tanya Schornack
Phone:650-463-4912

Email the Commission

Quick Links
Agenda for August 22, 2017
Video of meetings


Current Policy Topics

Parks, Trails, Open Space and Recreation facilities Master Plan

Dog Parks
Park Capital Improvement Projects

Recommendations to Council from Commission
El Camino Park
Cubberley
Golf Course reconfiguration
Impacts of growth and development
Dog Park Recommendation

General Policy documents

Foothill Fire Master Plan
Baylands Master Plan

Comprehensive Plan - Community
Services and Facilities Element

Comprehensive Plan - Natural
Environment Element

Click here for more info on the City's Comp plan and process


Resources

Parks Map
What's happening in our Parks
Picnic Reservations
Field and Tennis Reservations
Trail Closures

YEAR ROUND RECRUITMENT
The City Clerk's Office is accepting applications for 4 terms ending December 15, 2019 and 1 term ending December 15, 2018.

Apply here for the Parks and Recreation Commission.

MEET YOUR COMMISSIONERS

Chair: Keith Reckdahl
Vice Chair: David Moss
Staff Liaison: Kristen O'Kane/463-4908
Council Liaison: Adrian Fine
Council Alternate: Eric Filseth

CRIBBS, Anne Warner
2450 Agnes Way, 94303
Term Expires: 12/15/2018
Biography

GREENFIELD, Jeff
3476 Waverley Street, 94306
Term Expires: 12/15/2018
Biography

LAMERE, Jeff
671 Kingsley Avenue, 94301
Term Expires: 12/15/2019
Biography

MCCAULEY, Ryan
345 Webster Street, 94301
Term Expires: 12/15/2019
Biography

MCDOUGALL, Don
270 Channing Avenue, 94301
Term Expires: 12/15/2019
Biography

MOSS, David
347 Ferne Avenue, 94306
Term Expires: 12/15/2018
Biography

RECKDAHL, Keith
356 Edlee Avenue, 94306
Term Expires: 12/15/2019
Biography

2017
August 22, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
July 25, 2017     Agenda and Packet
At Places Memo for Agenda Item
No. 5 - Status of Cubberley
Community Center Master Planning
Effort
Minutes  Video
June 27, 2017   Agenda and Packet     Minutes Video
May 23, 2017 Agenda and Packet                               Minutes Video
May 19, 2017     Agenda and Packet Minutes
April 25, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
March 28, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
February 28, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
January 24, 2017 Cancelled      

2016

December 14, 2016 Special Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
November 16, 2016 Special Revised Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
October 25, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
September 27, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
August 23, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
July 26, 2016 Cancellation      
June 28, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
May 31, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
April 26, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
March 22, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
February 23, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
February 05, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
January 26, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video

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Last Updated: Aug 17, 2017