Parks, Arts & Recreation Commission

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

Agendas and approved minutes are added as they become available. All agendas and documents are available at

2020 Schedule

Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and are held via Webex. Please see the meeting agenda for instructions on how to watch or listen.

  • January 8
  • February 12
  • March 11 (Bloomington Ice Garden)
  • April 8 - CANCELED
  • May 13 
  • June 10
  • July 8 - CANCELED 
  • August 5
  • September 9
  • October 14
  • November 18
  • December 9 - CANCELED

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.

Parks and Recreation Annual Report

Each year the Parks and Recreation department pulls together information to share regarding the previous successes and the following years' objectives. This report will be posted once it is reviewed and approved by the Commission usually in mid-summer. Here is the 2017 Parks and Recreation Annual Report

Staff liaison

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


Name Position End Date of Term
Gracen Crombie Youth Commissioner August 31, 2021
Abdulahi Farah Commissioner February 28, 2023
Laura Perreault Commissioner February 28, 2021
Dave Rickert Vice Chair February 28, 2021
Lenny Schmitz Chair February 28, 2021
Ann Marie Terpstra Commissioner February 28, 2022
Stephanie Tungseth Commissioner February 28, 2022