Parks & Recreation Commission

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Tumwater Board of Parks & Recreation Commissioners

The Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners is established by the authority of TMC Chapter 2.72. The Board advises the City Council on expansion and operation of the City’s parks, recreational facilities and programs; control and supervision of all parks belonging to the City; planning, promotion, management and acquisition, construction, development, maintenance and operations, including restrictions on, and compensation to be paid for, concessions or privileges in parks and/or playgrounds. 

Terms & Residency

This Board consists of seven commissioners, serving three-year terms, who are appointed by the Mayor with confirmation by the City Council. Commissioners must reside within the City limits with the exception of two members, who may reside in the Tumwater UGA, as defined in Ordinance No. O2007-011.

 Commission Members    Term Expiration
1. Erin Carrier (UGA), Chair    6/3/2019
2. Terry Bullock, Vice Chair    6/1/2020
3. Kelly Stowe    6/3/2019
4. Mike Culley
5. Bill Kallappa II    6/1/2020
6. Charles Schneider
7. Amy Hargrove    6/4/2021

Staff Contact

Chuck Denney, Parks & Recreation Director,, (360) 754-4160

Parks & Recreation Commission Meetings 

The Parks & Recreation Commission meets regularly on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. (map). Visit the City Calendar for the current meeting schedule.

2018 Meetings

Date Meeting Type Agenda Minutes 
December 19, 2018  Meeting Cancelled     
November 21, 2018  Meeting Cancelled     
October 17, 2018  Meeting Cancelled     
September 19, 2018 Committee  Agenda & Committee Reports Minutes 
August 15, 2018  Meeting Cancelled     
July 18, 2018  Meeting Cancelled     
June 20, 2018  Meeting Cancelled     
May 16, 2018 Committee Agenda & Committee Reports Minutes 
April 18, 2018  Meeting Cancelled     
March 21, 2018 Committee Agenda & Committee Reports  Minutes 
February 21, 2018  Meeting Cancelled     
January 17, 2018
Meeting Cancelled


Past Meetings

For your convenience, meeting records from the past year are available on the City's website located here: 2017 Parks & Recreation Commission Meetings. For meeting records from prior years, search the Tumwater Records Center


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