Parks, Arts & Recreation Commission

The annual Parks, Arts and Recreation Award of Excellence recognizes outstanding community service and steadfast dedication towards the advancement of parks, arts and recreation in Bloomington. Nominate a deserving individual today! Details at blm.mn/parks-arts-rec-awardNomination deadline is July 26, 2021. 

The Bloomington Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission advises the City Council on matters related to the capital development, improvement and maintenance of city parks as well as recreation and cultural arts programs.

Meeting location, schedule, agendas, minutes

PARC meetings are typically held on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Due to COVID-19, all meetings will be held virtually until further notice. Log-in details will be available on the calendar entry for each meeting.

Agendas and approved minutes are added as they become available. All agendas and documents are available at blm.mn/meetings.

Mission statement and duties

Section 2.98.11 of the Bloomington City Code charges PARC with the following duties:

  • To review and evaluate park and recreation programs and how these programs can and do fulfill the existing and future needs of the City.
  • To review and evaluate parks, recreation and arts financing methods as they relate to needs.
  • To review, study, and evaluate the use, operation, and need for revenue facilities in the City such as the golf courses, swimming pools, and Bloomington Community Ice Garden.
  • To study, review, and evaluate existing and future programs and facilities in the area of cultural activities as an important additional source of recreation for the people; and to study how these programs and facilities meet the cultural needs of the community.

Staff liaison

PARC's staff liaison is Ann Kattreh, director of the City's Parks and Recreation Department.

Members

Name Position End Date of Term
Gracen Crombie Youth Commissioner August 31, 2021
Joy Fogg Commissioner February 29, 2024
Andy Hoffman Commissioner February 29, 2024
Laura Perreault Commissioner February 29, 2024
Lance Schuer Commissioner February 28, 2023
Ann Marie Terpstra Commissioner February 28, 2022
Stephanie Tungseth Commissioner February 28, 2022