Park Commission

The Park Commission advises the City Council on matters of maintenance and use of park facilities, preservation of natural resources and promotion of environmental awareness.

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The Park Commission is currently looking to add a new member.  To be considered, please fill out our Online Application.

Regular Meetings

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 1st Monday of the following months - February, May, September (1st Tuesday), and November

park work sessions

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 1 Monday of the following months - January, March, April, June, July (1st Tuesday), August, October

meeting location

  • Orono Council Chambers
    2780 Kelley Parkway
    Orono, MN 55356

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 

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Members

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  • Vacant, Park Member
    Term expires: March 1, 2023
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  • Rick Carter, Park Member
    Term expires: March 1, 2022
    Phone: 612-385-5182
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  • Vacant, Park Member
    Term expires: March 1st, 2023
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City Ordinances

Section 22-32: Members

The park commission is composed of seven members, who serve staggered three-year terms. The director of public services and one council member shall be members of the commission ex officio and without vote and are in addition to the seven-member commission.

Section 22-33: Powers & Duties

The park commission shall be only an advisory body to the City Council. The commission shall study and consider the continuing needs of the city for parks and recreation areas and facilities of all kinds, including but not limited to problems involving public use of Lake Minnetonka and other lakes in the city, and portions of its shorelines. The commission shall report to the council.