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​​Parks Advisory Commission

The Purpose of the Parks Advisory Commission (PAC) is to recommend policies and advise on park development. PAC also provides a formal opportunity for public involvement regarding community park and recreation services, including park rules and regulations; park and recreation facility policies, fees, hours, and scheduling; annual operating budget; park land acquisitions; major new development projects; and capital improvement and acquisition funding. Non-land acquisition meetings are open to the public and public comment is welcome.

For more information about PAC, email Parks & Recreation Manager
Colin Smith at [email protected] or call 734.794.6230.

2021 Meeting Date

​Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all meetings will be held via Zoom unless otherwise noted.

The PAC typically holds meetings at 4 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Please refer to the City's Events Calendar for up-to-date meeting information including cancellations and notices of electronic meetings. Notices of electronic meetings are posted no later than 18 hours prior to the meeting start.

Official PAC Members

  • Paige Morrison, Chair
  • Lauren London, Vice Chair
  • Praveena Ramaswami
  • Stephen Borgsdorf
  • Ruth Kraut
  • Rachel Skylis  
  • Anne Marsan

Representing the Recreation Advisory Committee                            

Patti Smith

Representing the Environmental Commission                          

Mike Appel

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Representing City Council

Julie Grand

Jeff Hayner

Representing City of Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Services
Colin Smith - Parks and Recreation Manager

Agendas and Minutes

The PAC agenda and minutes are available at the City of Ann Arbor's Legislative Information Center. 

  • Access the calendar page.

  • Select "Park Advisory Commission" from the drop-down menu at the top of the page.

Documents Subcommittee is Reviewing:

PAC Downtown Park Subcommittee 

The Downtown Park Subcommittee of the Park Advisory Commission has
the following goal:

"To determine whether and what additional parks are wanted and/or
needed in downtown Ann Arbor, focusing on city-owned parcels in the DDA district while maintaining awareness of additional nearby properties, for example: Liberty Plaza, 721 N. Main and 415 W. Washington. The 
'deliverable' will be a set of recommendations for the City Council."

Meetings are open to the public and a space for public commentary is included on each agenda. Email Parks & Recreation Manager Colin Smith at [email protected] or call 734.794.6230 ext. 42500 to receive additional information.

Subcommittee Members

Ingrid Ault
Julie Berson-Grand
Alan Jackson
Karen Levin

 ​Documents Committee is Reviewing

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