The Parks and Recreation Commission is an advisory commission appointed by the Mayor and Council. The Commission will consist of eight members: a preferred, but no required, representative of community education who was/is either a member of the school board or an administrative staff person; a high school student, between the ages of fourteen and eighteen, who attends school in School District 271; a member of city council; and five residents of Coeur d'Alene.

It is the duty of the Commission to:

  1. Advise the mayor and city council on the conduct and supervision of public cemeteries, parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, recreation centers, recreational facilities and other recreation activities on any of the properties owned, controlled or maintained by the city, or on other properties with the consent of the owners and occupants thereof;
  2. Provide monthly, annual and any other reports requested by the mayor and city council;
  3. Adopt bylaws, rules, and regulations, subject to approval of the mayor and city council, for the proper conduct of the parks, recreation and cemetery facilities in and for the city;
  4. Create and update, from time to time, a master plan for development of cemetery lands and facilities, which shall be recommended to the city council for adoption; and
  5. Comply with all city policies, procedures, and regulations. (Ord. 3382 §17, 2010) 

Meeting Dates:

The Parks and Recreation Commission meets the Monday preceding the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room, 702 East Front Street. If the meeting falls on a holiday, it will take place a week later.

All meetings are open to the public and publicized to allow and promote public participation in the decisions of the Commission. Please click here to go to CDA TV's You Tube channel to view the latest Parks and Recreation Commission meeting.

Parks and Recreation Commission Members:
Scott Cranston, Chairman
Mike McDowell, Vice Chairman
Christie Wood, Council Liaison
Warren Bakes
Bridget Hill
Jim Lien
Ginny Tate
Grace Wickham, Student Rep
Tyler Voorhees, Alt Student Rep 
Staff Liaison: Melissa Brandt, Administrative Assistant, 208-769-2252, [email protected]
The Parks and Recreation Commission may be reached by email at: [email protected]