Parks & Recreation Board

MeetingsParks and Recreation - Green

  • 7 p.m.
  • 3rd Thursday of every month
  • Council Chambers
    Maple Grove Government Center
    12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway
    Maple Grove, MN 55369

Anyone wishing to present a topic(s) for discussion should call 763-494-6502 two weeks ahead of the meeting date. 

Agendas and minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View most recent agendas and minutes

Email Parks and Recreation Department for archived minutes and agendas.


Membership to the Park Board is filled by nominations from the mayor with confirmation by the City Council. The seven-member board serves three-year terms and is staffed by the parks and recreation director.

Parks and Recreation Board members

Bill Lewis, chair
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Term expires: December 31, 2023

John Ferm, vice chair
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Term expires: December 31, 2023

Kelly Cunningham, board member
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Term expires: December 31, 2025

Krista Kuhnly, board member
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Term expires: December 31, 2025

Ken Helvey, board member
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Term expires: December 31, 2024

Andy Mielke, board member
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Term expires: December 31, 2025

Deb Syhre, board member
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Term expires: December 31, 2024


The Parks and Recreation Board is responsible for the acquisition, development, and maintenance of all city parks and trails. They are also responsible for the operation of the Community Center and all recreation programs provided to residents. The board acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council and has an operating program with independent responsibility.


Give a gift of community. The board welcomes donations of any amount in honor or memory of loved ones for the general support of parks and recreation or specified for certain programs or areas. Email parks and recreation or call 763-494-6501.

Mission statement

The Parks and Recreation Board, through its employees, is committed to providing prompt, responsive, and courteous customer service to the public in its quest to provide quality leisure opportunities through park and recreation facilities and services that meet the interest and needs of all city residents.


Communication made through email or any other computer messaging system shall in no way be deemed to constitute a legal notice to the city or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents or representatives with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action. Additionally, communication made through email or any other computer messaging system is in no way the proper or official means of communication with the Park Board. For further information, please call 763-494-6502, TTY users: 763-494-6525.