The City's special charter gives it ownership of all public parks and recreation facilities within the City and an obligation to regulate and improve those assets. The Park and Recreation Board serves as an advisory body in regard to the development and operation of recreation programs, playgrounds, the Recreation Center, the Deer Path Golf Course, the beach and all other City-owned park and recreational facilities. The Board also acts as a liaison between the residents and the City Council on all park and recreation matters.

The Board meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Municipal Services unless otherwise noted on the agenda.

Calendar Agenda & Minutes


Name Address Telephone
Paul Best - Chairman 510 Buena Rd. 847-735-1148
Rich Adams 460 Exeter Place 847-295-2335
Jared Rhoads
Nancy Duffy 370 Glenwood Road 847-234-1690
Shannon Maguire 101 Sunset Place 847-800-6760
Steve Reimer

1091 Windhaven Court

847-235-1874
Melanie Walsh 140 Park Avenue 847-323-7353
Sally Swarthout - Director of Parks & Recreation 400 Hastings Road 847-810-3942
Will Elliott, Student Member