Parks & Recreation Committee


Regular meetings of the Parks & Recreation Committee take place the 2nd Wednesday of every odd-numbered month at 6 PM in Arcata City Hall’s Council Chamber, located at 736 F Street. Additional meetings will take place at the call of the Committee Chair.

Agendas & Archives

Meeting agendas and agenda archives for the Parks & Recreation Committee can be found here.

To review the Parks & Recreation Committee's Annual Reports, please click on the below corresponding links by year from 2010-2022. 

Annual Reports


Committee Members

MemberTerm Expiration
Sheldon Heath, Chair 2024
Deborah Coles2024
John Kell III2025
Jolly Earle2024
Travis Gall2026
Emily BenvieCity Staff Liaison

Overview of Committee Duties

Members of the Parks & Recreation Committee's advise the City Council and City Commissions on matters related to public recreation, parklands, trails, the arts and literature, music and other related activities. Members of this Committee also establish rental fee schedules, rules and regulations for the use of City parks, sports fields and public facilities, in addition to to making recommendations for the acquisition, development and improvement of public parks and recreational areas.

The Parks & Recreation CPhoto by Angela DeCenzo for The Trust for Public Landommittee consists of 7 members who have interest, knowledge or experience in recreational activities and parkland development. Of the 7 members, 5 must live within Arcata City limits and 2 may live or work in the Arcata Planning Area.

A full list the powers and duties of the Parks & Recreation Committee are outlined in the Arcata Municipal Code, Sections 2231 to 2233.