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December 20, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arrillaga Family Recreation Center > Cypress Room
700 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The Parks and Recreation Commission examines issues of community interest and makes recommendations to the City Council on policy matters as directed by the City Council.

Roles and responsibilities
The Parks and Recreation Commission will strive for excellence in teamwork to:
  • Affirm the diversity in the community
  • Be financially responsible
  • Be responsive to community needs for leisure, cultural and social programs
  • Maintain a liaison between the community and City Council
  • Maintain its availability, visibility and accessibility to the community and the media
  • Preserve and protect open space and park lands
  • Promote safety in all facilities and programs
Commission priorities
  • Research and evaluate the social services and recreation opportunities in the Belle Haven neighborhood in support of the Belle Haven Visioning and Neighborhood Action Plan resulting in diverse, high quality programs meeting the needs of neighborhood residents
  • Research and evaluate opportunities to support and increase arts program offerings for the community resulting in residents having a greater exposure to the arts and improved partnerships with new and existing arts groups and venues
  • Study and evaluate City operated parks to ensure their short and long term vitality resulting in park structures and flora being properly maintained; parks being utilized by the community with greater frequency; and ensuring a proper balance of park usage and long term conservation