The mission of the Parks and Recreation Department is to improve the quality of life for its citizens by providing a comprehensive system of parks, recreation, cultural and human service programs that encourage health, fitness, relaxation and cultural enrichment, as well as providing opportunities for conservation, education and community involvement.

Upcoming Meetings

  • February 27, 2024
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
  • August 20, 2024
  • November 26, 2024

The Park Advisory Board is made up of community members who represent each ward within the City. This board is advisory in nature and works to identify and prioritize the needs of Parks and Recreation, within budget.

Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the month, quarterly, at 4 pm within the Auditorium at the Hjemkomst Center.

Visit the City's Park Advisory Board section for more information and how you can get involved.

Volunteer for Boards and Commissions
The Mayor and City Council are always looking for individuals to serve as members on active boards and commissions. Applications are accepted year-round and will remain on file for one year after receipt. If you are interested in serving, please download the Application for Appointment form or contact the City Clerk's Office.