Cambridge Parks, Trails and Recreation Commission
There are many people working together to enrich the quality of life for the citizens of Cambridge through parks and recreational opportunities. Among them are the Parks and Recreation Commission.
Building upon the momentum of the parks plan fashioned in 2002, the city of Cambridge created a Parks and Recreation Commission in 2006. The purpose of the commission is to meet the recreational needs of the community through parks, trails and other amenities. The commission meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month, and all its recommendations are then reviewed by the Cambridge City Council.
City of Cambridge Parks, Trails, and Recreation Commissioners
"When my generation was growing up our parents often would tell us "Just get out of the house and do something... anything!" That was great advice. Maybe as a commissioner I can help create opportunities for kids as well as adults to "Just get out of the house and do something"!"
— Neil Anderson
"Why I serve on the Parks, Trails and Recreation
Commission is because I share in the belief that
every citizen should enjoy convenient access to a
nearby park, trail or playground. I value the
importance that city parks and its open spaces
provide in our quality-of-life, in making our
neighborhoods stable and community strong and
there part in the many numerous other health and
well-being benefits for those people who live and
work in the City of Cambridge."
— Jeffery Soderquist
"To ensure that the city of Cambridge has quality parks
and recreational activities for all residents."
— Cathy Lund-Ziebarth
"Born and raised in the Cambridge area I have always
had an interest in the growth and progress of
Cambridge, especially in recreation, both active and
passive. With Cambridge being centrally located
geographically in the state and upper Midwest, I feel the
Parks, Trails and Recreation Commission is vitally
important as we need to provide opportunities for our
current residents as well as attracting new residents."
— Duke Weisbrod
"Seven years ago my husband and I decided to make our home in Cambridge. Since that time we have grown attached to our community. We feel it is important to participate and give back. We have also started our own family and have found we have a love for the local parks and other recreation opportunities in Cambridge. When I saw there was an opening on the Parks Committee, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to serve the community we love while also being involved to assist in an area with which my family has direct involvement. I look forward to helping maintain and improve the local park and recreation opportunities so they fit the need of our entire community."
- Kelli Klossner
"To lend support to our local parks"
- Barry Wendorf (Ex-Officio Member)
"Cambridge parks enrich the lives of our citizens and
all 16 parks must be preserved and improved. Our
precious natural environment and recreational areas
helps make Cambridge the 'place to start and the
place to stay'."
- Howard "Howie" Lewis (Council Member Liaison)