Parks & Recreation Commission
The Parks and Recreation Commission works closely with the Director of Parks and Recreation and serves as a liaison between the department and the community. The Commission reviews existing and proposed legislation relating to parks and recreation, makes recommendations to City Council, seeks input and support for the management and operation of Parks and Recreation facilities, and promotes and develops positive relationships with community groups, other public agencies, and the general public.
The Commission is also tasked with encouraging greater community understanding of the value of Parks and Recreation activities and the impact on quality of life for those who work, play and live in Wheat Ridge.
In the words of member Nikki Larsen:
“Until I was appointed, I didn’t really have a good understanding of the role of the Commission. As a member I’ve come to appreciate how the Parks and Recreation department, its programs, services and facilities provide an amazing benefit to the community and impact the health of community members. I love that it isn’t just about physical structures like the Recreation Center or playgrounds. It is about parks, rivers, trees, and open space - places where people can gather safely. What struck me most when the pandemic started was seeing families and friends spending distanced time together in our park spaces. It really made me feel appreciative and proud of what Wheat Ridge has to offer, and also proud to be playing a part in making Wheat Ridge special by serving on the Parks and Recreation Commission.”
The Commission meets at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center 4005 Kipling St on the third Wednesday the months they are scheduled to meet at 6:30 pm. Please check the City Government calendar for more information and any updates. Meeting are open to the public
- Nicole Larsen - District I Representative
- Sally Banghart - District I Representative
- Open position - District II Representative
- John Route - District II Representative
- Guy Nahmiach- Chair, District III Representative
- Kathy Koniz - District III Representative
- Open position - District IV Representative
- Chris Schilling - District IV Representative
Park Naming Information
If you have any questions in reference to the park naming, please contact the City of Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation Department at 303-231-1307.