Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission

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The Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission annually reviews the parks and recreation master plan, service delivery plan, capital improvements project’s budget and fee schedule as prepared by City staff and makes recommendations to the Planning Commission and/or City Council regarding the adoption of the plans; reviews any parks and recreation bond proposals and make recommendations in writing to the City Council prior to City Council taking final action on the matter.

The commission consists of seven members who serve three-year terms and meeting monthly.


  • Meetings take place at the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.
  • E.L. Hannah Community Center
    819 Abbot Road (unless otherwise noted)
    East Lansing, MI
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Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent AgendaView All Agendas and Minutes

Upcoming Public Hearings

  • Public Hearing (PDF) will be held electronically on Wednesday, June 17 at 7 p.m. to hear all persons interested in the City’s request for recommendation of the
    Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant for Patriarche Park Tennis Court and Pickleball Court Renovation. And to hear all persons interested in the City’s request for
    recommendation of the Michigan Recreation Passport Grant application for Patriarche
    Park Basketball Court Renovation

    Location: The meeting will be held electronically and online at To speak at public comment (audio only),
    call: (877) 853-5247 Enter Meeting ID: 885 3986 6278. More info.


  • Pam Weil, Chair
    Term expires: 2022
  • John Novello
    Term expires: 2021
  • Adam DeLay
    Term expires: 2021
  • Alex Smith, Chair
    Term expires: 2023

  • Charles Overbey, Vice-Chair
    Term expires: 2020
  • EJ Buss
    Term expires: 2020
  • Merle Heidemann
    Term expires: 2020

City Staff

Apply for a Vacancy

Submit a
Board / Commission Application to apply for an appointment to the Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission.