The Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Commission was established by city Ordinance No. 025-09 in October 2009. The nine commission members must be residents of Cedar Rapids and serve without compensation. Representation consists of four members appointed at large and one member appointed from each of the following constituencies: Aquatics, Golf, Parks, Recreation, and Ushers Ferry Historic Village. The terms of office for each of the members is three years.
The role of the Parks & Recreation Commission is to act as an advisory commission to the City and to make studies and recommendations for the enhancement and promotion of recreational activities, facilities, and programs within the City of Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department. The department provides staff support to the commission.
Parks & Recreation Commission Mission Statement
To enhance the quality of life in the Cedar Rapids community and further its economic development. The Parks & Recreation Commission serves to facilitate the development and management of community recreational services, resources and facilities by
- Serving as a clearinghouse for new recreational opportunities.
- Providing input for long range, strategic parks and recreation planning.
- Acting as an advisory and consulting group to the City Council and community recreational interests.
Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at the Ambroz Recreation Center, 2000 Mt. Vernon Rd. SE.