Community Services Commission

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**As always, your public comments are encouraged but due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are limiting personnel at public meetings.  Please submit  your comments in advance to (Subject line: "Community Services Public Comment") or call 612-861-9395.**


The Community Services Commission is an advisory group, appointed by the City Council to discuss and provide feedback on City issues relating to recreation, parks, public works and any other issues as directed. The CSC either provides guidance to staff, discusses an issue with others active in the community, or formally recommends a course of action to the City Council. The CSC also appoints the Board of Directors to the Friends of Wood Lake (FOWL), a fund-raising organization for the Wood Lake Nature Center.

Issues brought to the CSC for review will typically originate from one of two City departments: Recreation Services and Public Works. The Recreation Services Department includes the Community Center, Wood Lake Nature Center, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Adventure Gardens Mini-Golf and the Ice Arena. It is also the department that administers recreation programs and services for all ages and for people with disabilities, park improvement projects and special recreation projects. Issues raised by the Public Works Department may include parks maintenance, streets maintenance, water and wastewater maintenance, transportation and forestry issues.


The CSC holds monthly meetings on the third Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Richfield Municipal Center.

Commission Members

Staff Contacts

Amy Markle, Recreation Services Director & CSC Staff Liaison, 612-861-9394
John Evans, Recreation Specialist & CSC Secretary, 612-861-9395