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Parks & Recreation
Now Accepting Commission Applications
The City of Chanhassen is seeking applicants to fill vacancies on the Park and Recreation Commission. Terms are for three years and no prior experience is required to apply. There are three (3) three-year positions available on the Park and Recreation Commission. There are also one or two (1-2) one-year youth representative positions available.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 3, 2017. 

Additional information and application

The Park & Recreation Commission acts as an advisory board to the City Council, reviewing all recreation, leisure and park-related issues. These issues include park development and implementation of the Recreation Section of the City's Comprehensive Plan. The commission is comprised of seven adult members and one or two youth representatives (age 16-18).


Agendas & Minutes
View current and past agendas, minutes, and staff reports.

The members of the Park & Recreation Commission serve three-year staggered terms and are appointed by the City Council. 
  • Cole Kelly - Chair 
  • Brent Carron - Vice Chair
  • Steve Scharfenberg    
  • Jim Boettcher
  • Rick Echternacht
  • Luke Thunberg
  • Jennifer Hougham
  • Lauren Dale - Youth Commissioner

Contact Us
Todd Hoffman
Parks & Recreation Director

Ph: (952) 227-1129
Fx: (952) 227-1110