Current Status: The Park & Rec Board is a permanent Board of Directors for the City of Gaylord that oversees the activities of the Gaylord City Park System.
Date Initially Formed: 1992
Current Members: Current members of the Park & Rec Board include:
|Member||Phone Number||Term Expires|
|Dale Johnson||(507) 237-2500||12/11|
|Bill Walsh||(507) 237-5930||12/11|
|Deb Deis||(507) 237-5407||12/11|
|Duane Messner||(507) 237-5205||12/11|
|Dave Robbins||(507) 237-2282||12/11|
|Kim DeWitte||(507) 237-2282||12/11|
City Council Membership and Oversight: No more than two (2) members of the City Council shall serve as a member of the Park & Rec Board. The Mayor is an ex-Officio member of the Park & Rec Board. The City Council is responsible for the official approval and authorization to conduct activities within the area covered by the Park & Rec Board, excepty as specifically delegated to the Park & Rec Board by the City Council.
The mission of Gaylord’s Park and Recreation Board is to develop, promote and provide recreation opportunities and facilities in anticipation of and in response to the leisure time needs and interests of the Gaylord community.
To that end, the City of Gaylord offers recreation programming for the approximately 2,300 residents in the city of Gaylord, as well as people who live throughout Sibley County.
In addition to various parks and playgrounds, city staff provide high quality recreational opportunities such as an outdoor skating rink in the winter, an indoor roller-skating rink in the summer, and athletic fields that include baseball parks, softball fields, a soccer field, and a nature park.
The Chamber of Commerce organizes the Eggstravaganza, which is held during the second weekend in August every year.
The Park & Rec Board schedules city-owned athletic fields and also provides a staff liaison to the Sibley East Community Education program.