Parks & Recreation Commission


  • 4th Wednesday of the month
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Online via Zoom and in the Sandberg Room at City Hall
  • The Parks & Recreation Commission meets in the City's parks during the summer months. Check the calendar listing or their meeting agenda for the location.

Agendas & Minutes

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

Watch our Meetings

Parks and Recreation Commission meetings can be accessed online via Zoom

The Zoom meeting can be accessed via:


  • Tim Cole, Council Representative 
  • Lloyd Grachek, Chair 
  • Laura Greenlee - Karp, Vice Chair 
  • Nancy Thorsen, Treasurer
  • Larry Amsden, Commission Member
  • Arthur Alvarez, Commission Member
  • Heather Haas, Commission Member
  • Ingrid Koller, Commission Member
  • Sue Springborn, Commission Member
  • Sarah Zahradka, Commission Member

Investment in our parks builds upon our City's vision: An extraordinary small town in the Cities! For more information, please view the Park Improvement Plan (PDF).

Park Fund Allocations

  • Revitalization of Southwood Nature Preserve
  • Northwood Park rollerblade rink
  • Silver Lake playground structure
  • Colby Hills, Tower, and Hause park shelters
  • New swings at many parks
  • Silver Lake tennis court resurfacing
  • Veterans Memorial Park donator and Eagle Scout projects at various parks.
Volunteers play a huge role in our park system. North St. Paul appreciates the many volunteers for their time, talent and dedication in strengthening our community.

For More Information

If you're interested in becoming a commission member, or have a question or a concern, please contact the City of North St. Paul at 651-747-2400.