The parks and recreation commission shall advise the city council and the superintendent of parks and recreation. Chapter 36, Article II

  • As to devising, extending, developing and maintaining a park or system of public parks and recreational programs and facilities.
  • As to the selection and designation of lands to be used and appropriated for park purposes and recreational programs and facilities.
  • As to leasing, purchasing, condemning or otherwise acquiring lands, easements and other interests in realty for parks and recreational programs and facilities.
  • As to superintending, controlling and managing parks and recreational programs and facilities of the city.
  • As to improving, constructing, adorning, regulating and maintaining city parks and city recreational programs and facilities.
  • As to ordinances necessary for the regulation and government of city parks and city recreational programs and facilities.
  • As to the planting, care, maintenance and removal of all trees in city parks and on public rights-of-way.
  • Oversee hearings for dog park discipline may occur throughout the year and you may be required to suspend and or ban from the park aggressive dogs, which can be a contentious process.


  • 6:00 PM
  • Third Thursday of the month
  • City Hall (unless otherwise noted)
  • Please note: All meetings are subject to change. Please contact the Public Works staff for more information at 646-3640.
  • Due to COVID-19, meetings are being held via teleconference. Meeting information will be posted to the City's Calendar a few days prior to the meeting.

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Maplewood Parks 

Visit our Park Page for a list of parks, information about recreational facilities and amenities.

Online Reservations

Check out the new PARC page with facility information and online reservations. Use this new online feature for reserving park pavilions, rooms at The Heights and the party pad at the Maplewood Family Aquatic Center. For more information visit the PARC Information and Reservation Page.

Park Board Members
Comprised of nine (9) members who serve for a 3-year term and all of whom must be residents of the City of Maplewood.

Megan Dougherty
Term expires: June 2023

Rebecca Flynn
Term expires: June 2024

Julie Francois - Vice Chair
Term expires: June 2024

Bob Harsh 
Term expires: June 2022

Beth Newman - Secretary
Term expires: June 2022

Laine Schenkelberg - Chair
Term expires: June 2023

Sarah Walker
Term expires: June 2024

2 Vacancies