Parks & Recreation Commission

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This Commission shall serve in an advisory capacity to the City Council and shall consist of seven members who serve without compensation. This board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 a.m. at the Meitzenheimer Community Center, Sequoia Room, 830 S. Blackstone Street.

The responsibility of this Commission is to: advise the City Council regarding policies for the acquisition, development, maintenance and improvement of park facilities and make recommendations as appropriate;  formulate and recommend to the City Council, fee schedules, policies, rules and regulations for park sites and other recreation facilities; formulate and recommend to the City Council a recreation and park program for the inhabitants of the city which emphasizes general educational and recreational objectives for children and adults of the city; promotes and stimulates public interest in parks and recreation programs; and which encourages to the fullest extent possible, the cooperation of the local school authorities and other public and/or private agencies or interests; advise the City Council regarding the acceptance or rejection of offers of donations of money, personal and/or real property to the city for recreation, park purposes and use and make recommendations where appropriate; and advise the City Council regarding the Recreation Division and Parks Division budgets and make recommendations as appropriate.

Craig Hancock, Chair

Dennis Beck

Armando da Silva

Eric Farrenkopf

Lori Fishbough

Mike Jamaica, Vice Chair

Nick Sherwood

Student Representatives:
Kimberly Hernandez, Tulare Union
Alexandria Ramirez, Tulare Western
Ethan Tjandra, Tulare Western