Parks & Recreation Commission

Commission Overview

The Parks and Recreation Commission has jurisdiction over all city parks and has the power to adopt rules and regulations for the proper use, care, and maintenance of the parks.

The Parks and Recreation Commission is also responsible for the creation and maintenance of a master plan for city park development to project and anticipate major maintenance needs, development of existing and future park plans, and park programs.


The Parks and Recreation Commission is comprised of eight residents, including one alderperson currently serving on the Common Council. Parks & Recreation Commissioners are appointed by the mayor for terms of two years, with the alderperson appointment for one year.

If you are interested in applying for appointment to the Parks & Recreation Commission, please complete a Committee / Board / Commission Questionnaire.


The Parks and Recreation Commission typically meets on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room located at 710 S. Janesville Street.  

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas packets are available prior to meetings, and saved on the City's website.  View the most recent agenda on the City's website.  

Current Members

Ryan Peterson, Chair309 Greenhill Circle(608) 868-98962025
Eric Stockman, Ald.
525 College Street
(608) 290-7043
Council Rep.
Mark Langer, DPW Dir150 Northside Drive(608) 868-6914Ex-Officio
Matt Kendziera, TGP Director715 Campus Street(608) 868-3500Virtue of Office
Lee Ann Hare381 E. Madison Avenue(608) 371-49932025
Lucas Murphy362 N. Janesville Street(608) 316-58022024
Logan Purdy N/AN/A 2025
Rachel Rennhack22 E. Elizabeth Street(608) 247-78572025
Karen Reed
42 W. St. Mary Street
(608) 868-22052025
Mathew Kjell
169 Buten St(608) 436-12282024
Maxwell Olson, MHS Student RepN/AN/A2024
Isabel Haugom, MMS Student Rep