Cambridge Parks, Trails and Recreation Commission

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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.

Commission meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month, beginning at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

City of Cambridge Parks, Trails, and Recreation Commissioners

Mark Ziebarth

"I have always felt that great parks make great communities.  My desire is to make our park system even better and to also make our community an even better place.  Thank you for the opportunity to serve on your behalf!"

— Mark Ziebarth, Vice Chair

Kelli Klossner

"(Several) 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, Chair

Barry Wendorf

"To lend support to our local parks"

- Barry Wendorf (Ex-Officio Member)

Lisa Iverson


~ Marlys Palmer (Council Member Liaison)

Thea Lowman

"The parks and trails of Cambridge are among my favority places --we have such beautiful public parks and trails that meet the needs of the residents of Cambridge. I look forward to contributing to the Parks Board and making sure our public spaces continue to meet the evolving needs of our community.

~ Marisa Harder-Chapman

Thea Lowman

"To be involved with and give back to the city I live in"

~ Tom Koep





~ Nick Claveau, Youth Representative