The Park Commission

The Medina park commission was established and is governed by city code section 525.

The park commission consists of seven volunteer members, each of whom are appointed by the city council to serve a three-year term or a shorter term to fill a vacancy.

The park commission meets on the third Wednesday of each month.  Meetings are generally held in the City Council Chambers at city hall.  Meetings are open to the public.  A commission chairperson, vice-chairperson and secretary are elected from its members.  All park commission positions are voluntary.

The purpose of the park commission is to provide recommendations to the city council on the city’s parks, equipment, facilities, open spaces, trails, recreational activities, and use of park dedication funds.

2019 Park Commission Members – Steve Lee, Ann Thies, Elizabeth Weir, Jeff Rumsey, John Jacob, Mary Morrison, and Terry Sharp

Agendas & Minutes – To view Park Commission agendas and minutes go to the Agendas and Minutes Page.

Youth Members – The city currently has two youth member seats available on the Medina Park Commission. Youth members must be under the age of 18 and reside in Medina for at least one year preceding appointment. Youth member terms will be for one year from the date of appointment, with the option to extend for one additional year. Youth members are non-voting members, but are still able to provide valuable input on the city’s trail development, existing parks, recreational facilities, recreation programs, natural resources, and environmental awareness. Interested youth applicants can download an Application for Youth Park Commission and return to Medina City Hall. Questions can be directed to Jodi Gallup at jodi.gallup@medinamn.gov or 763-473-8850.