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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 commentary is welcome.

For more information about PAC, email Parks & Recreation Manager
Colin Smith at csmith@a2gov.org or call 734.794.6230.

The Parks Advisory Commission (PAC) meets the third Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. at Larcom City Hall, 2nd Floor​, Council Chambers. Please see the meeting dates below for more information, including updated information on special meetings and locations.

2018 Meeting Dates

  • January 16, 2018   January 23, 2018
  • February 27, 2018 
  • March 6, 2018 in the second floor Council Workroom
  • March 20, 2018
  •  April 17, 2018
  • May 15, 2018
  • June 19, 2018
  • July 17, 2018
  • August 21, 2018
  • September 18, 2018
  • October 16, 2018
  • November 20, 2018
  • December 18, 2018

Official PAC Members

David Santacroce (Chair)
Paige Morrison (Vice Chair)                                                            Praveena Ramaswami                                                                     Stephen Borgsdorf                                                                     Robert Galardi
Lauren London                                                                                   Apply to Serve on the Parks Advisory Commission

Representing City Council
Graydon Krapohl
Julie Grand

Representing the Recreation Advisory Committee                            
Ruth Kraut

Representing the Environmental Commission                              Mike Appel

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.

PAC Dog Park Subcommittee 

A public meeting was held on Thursday, March 5 to discuss the 'Recommendations and Guidelines for Dog Park Site Selection' document.  Meeting minutes, the result of the survey to solicit feedback about the document, and the revised draft document are posted below. If you have comments about the document, please contact Amy Kuras at akuras@a2gov.org  The revised document will be discussed at the May 19  Park Advisory Commission meeting.

The Dog Park Subcommittee of the Park Advisory Commission is exploring options for additional dog parks within the City of Ann Arbor. Meetings are open to the public and a space for public commentary is included on each agenda. Call 734.794.6230 ext. 0 to receive additional information.

Subcommittee Members

Karen Levin
Missy Stults

Dog Park Ad-Hoc Committee  2016 Meetings:​

  • Thursday, January 21, 5:15-6:15 p.m., City Hall, Larcom 5th Floor Conference Room

  • Tuesday, February 23, 6:30 p.m., City Hall, Larcom 6th Floor Conference Room

  • The public meeting to discuss a potential dog park at Broadway Park was held on Wednesday, February 23 with 15 people in attendance. All were in favor of creating a dog park at Broadway Park. 619 people responded to the survey, and over 85% of the respondents were in favor of the location. Given the overwhelming support, the project will be moving forward this summer pending approval by the Park Advisory Commission and City Council.   See the  "Documents Subcommittee is Reviewing" section below to review additional materials. Click here for meeting minutes.

Subcommittee 2015 Meetings:​

  • Thursday, March 5, 2015, 7-9 p.m., City Hall, Larcom Basement Conference Room

  • Thursday, August 6, 2015 5:30 p.m., City Hall, Larcom 6th Floor Conference Room

  • Thursday, September 24, 2015 5:00 - 6:30  p.m., City Hall, Larcom 4th Floor Conference Room
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2015 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., City Hall, Larcom 4th Floor Conference Room

Subcommittee 2014 Meetings:​

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 8-9 a.m., City Hall, Larcom 1st Floor North Conference Room

  • Thursday, February 6, 2014, 9-10 a.m., City Hall, Larcom 1st Floor North Conference Room

  • Thursday, April 3, 2014, 9:15 - 10:15 a.m., City Hall, Larcom 1st Floor South Conference Room

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 8:30-9:30 a.m., City Hall

  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 8:30-9:30 a.m., City Hall, Larcom 1st Floor South Conference Room

  • Friday, June 27, 2014, 8:00-9:00 a.m., City Hall, Larcom 1st Floor North Conference Room

  • Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 8:00-9:00 a.m., City Hall, Larcom​ 1st Floor South Conference Room​

Subcommittee 2013 Meetings

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 3:30-5 p.m., City Hall, Larcom 1st Floor North Conference Room, Agenda

  • Monday, May 5, 2013, 8-9:30 a.m., City Hall, Larcom 1st Floor North Conference Room, Agenda

  • Friday, May 31, 2013, 4-5:30 p.m., City Hall, Larcom 1st Floor South Conference Room, Agenda

  • Friday, June 21, 2013, 4-5:30 p.m., City Hall, Larcom 1st Floor South Conference Room

  • Monday, July 8, 2013, 4-5:30 p.m., City Hall, Larcom 1st Floor North Conference Room

  • Thursday, July 25, 2013, 8-9 a.m.:00 - 9:00 a.m., City Hall, Larcom 1st Floor South Conference Room

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, 2:30-4 p.m., City Hall, Larcom 1st Floor North Conference Room

  • Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, 8 a.m., City Hall, Larcom 1st Floor North Conference Room

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 csmith@a2gov.org or call 734.794.6230 ext. 42500 to receive additional information.

Subcommittee Members

Ingrid Ault
Julie Berson-Grand
Alan Jackson
Karen Levin

Meetings

  • CANCELLED Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 4:00-5:30 p.m., City Hall, Larcom Second Floor, Council Work Room

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 5:00-6:30 p.m., City Hall, Larcom Second Floor, Council Work Room, Agenda, Meeting Notes

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 5:00-6:30, City Hall, Larcom First Floor South Conference Room, AgendaMeeting Notes

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 5:00-6:30, City Hall, Larcom First Floor South Conference Room, AgendaMeeting Notes

  • Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 5:00-6:00, City Hall, Larcom Second Floor, Council Work Room Joint Meeting with LAC

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 5:00-6:30, City Hall, Larcom First Floor South Conference Room, AgendaMeeting Notes

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 5:00-6:30, City Hall, Larcom First Floor South Conference Room 

  • CANCELLED Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 5:00-6:30, City Hall, Larcom 1st Floor South Conference Room 

  • Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 5:00-6:30, City Hall, Larcom First Floor South Conference Room, Agenda 

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 5:00-6:30, City Hall, Larcom First Floor South Conference Room, Agenda

  • Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 5:00-6:30, City Hall, Sixth Floor Conference Room

 ​Documents Committee is Reviewing

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