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The Cedar Rapids Parks, Waterways & Recreation Commission was established by city Ordinance No. 044-14 in July 2014. This new commission replaced the Parks & Recreation Commission that was established by City Ordinance No. 025-09 in October 2009. The Parks, Waterways & Recreation Commission consists of eleven commission members who are residents of Cedar Rapids and serve without compensation. Representation consists of three members appointed at large, one appointed to golf, one appointed to Ushers Ferry Historic Village and two members appointed to each of the following constituencies:  Waterways & Conservation, Parks & Trails,  Recreation & Aquatics. The term of office for each member is three years.

The role of the Parks, Waterways & 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 and river activities, programs, parks, trails and facilities within the City of Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department. The department provides staff support to the commission.


Meetings are held at 7:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the City Services Center (CSC), 500 15th Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

Agendas & Minutes



Current Commission Members
Jeff McLaud, Chair (2019)
Don Clow, Secretary (2019)
Dawn Foster (2020)
Brett Johnson (2020)
Lindsey Podzimek (2019)
Debbie Schroeder (2019)
Rebecca Stonawski (2019)
Jackie Thompson-Oster (2018)
Chris Thoms (2018)
Anna Maria Tyson (2020)
Bill Unger (2018)

Ex-Officio Members
Mary Lee Malmberg

Council Representative
Susie Weinacht

Contact Information
June Schumacher
Parks & Recreation Department
City Services Center (CSC)
500 15th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319-286-5767

 

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