Park Commission

The Park Commission advises the City Council on matters of maintenance and use of park facilities, preservation of natural resources and promotion of environmental awareness.

Regular Meetings

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 1st Monday of every other Month - January, March, June, August, September, and November
  • Orono Council Chambers
    2780 Kelley Parkway
    Orono, MN 55356

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

  • Rick Meyers, Chair
    Term expires: March 1, 2019
    Phone: 952-237-2918
    Email Rick Meyers
  • Jan Berg, Park Member
    Term expires: March 1, 2019
    Phone: 952-471-7462
    Email Jan Berg
  • Brenda Johnson, Park Member
    Term expires: March 1, 2020
    Phone: 952-378-3595
    Email Brenda Johnson
  • Brian Roath, Park Member
    Term expires: March 1st, 2020
    Phone: 612-599-4586
    Email Brian Roath

Alternate Members

  • Rick Carter, Alternate Park Member
    Term expires: March 1, 2020
  • Beth Davis, Alternate Park Member
    Term expires: March 1, 2020
  • Paul Pesek, Alternate Park Member
    Term expires: March 1, 2019

City Ordinances

Section 22-32: Members

The park commission is composed of seven members, who serve staggered three-year terms. The director of public services and one council member shall be members of the commission ex officio and without vote and are in addition to the seven-member commission.

Section 22-33: Powers & Duties

The park commission shall be only an advisory body to the City Council. The commission shall study and consider the continuing needs of the city for parks and recreation areas and facilities of all kinds, including but not limited to problems involving public use of Lake Minnetonka and other lakes in the city, and portions of its shorelines. The commission shall report to the council.