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Saline Parks Commission

 

The Parks Commission operates, constructs, maintains and plans a system of public parks and playgrounds. The Parks Commission meets on the third Tuesday of every month (except December when it meets the second Tuesday), at 7:00 p.m. virtually until further notice. The Parks Commission consists of nine members/two year terms.

2020 Parks Commission Members 

Janet Dillon

Janet
Dillon,
City Council

Jason Shields

Jason
Shields,
Vice Chair

Scott Rentschler 

Scott Rentschler

Chris Elenbaas

Chris
Elenbaas

Mark Woodhurst

Mark
Woodhurst

Heidi McClelland

Heidi
McClelland

Jim Peters

Jim 
Peters

Scott Spooner

Scott
Spooner

Chuck Lesch

Chuck
Lesch,
Chairperson

 

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Park Cleanup - Curtill Park June 5, 9am - 12pm

Our annual park cleanup is coming up fast! If you would like to participate in this year's park cleanup, go to salinerec.com to add your name to the roster, no charge to you. This event is great for those who are in need of volunteer hours, church groups, organizations or a gorup of individuals who just want to help make our parks a better space!

Green Thumb Award 2021

The Green Thumb Award will be back in 2021, inforamtion about this year's Green Thumb Award will be coming soon!

Our residential winners this year are:
Jim and Cheryl Hoeft
Jutamus Fuerstnau
Marla Lemelin

The business winner this year is:
Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home

 

Repainted Park Signs

Thank you to the Knights of Columbus and Jack Ceo on behalf of the Lindenberg Sister City organization for repainting several of our park signs. The Knights of Columbus painted our Marlpool and Brecon signs and Jack Ceo painted the Tefft Park sign.

 

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6 Reasons Why Parks Matter for Health

The National Park Service celebrates its centennial this week, and our national parks have never been more appreciated; visitors made a record-breaking 307.2 million visits to them in 2015. But what many park goers may not realize is that the access to natural scenery and park activities national parks provide play a role in improving health. In fact, research shows that using public parks—even tiny local ones in your neighborhood—contributes to health in a number of ways, from promoting physical activity to improving mental health and even having the potential to reduce health care costs.

To celebrate this milestone in American history, the Culture of Health blog's editorial team asked six leaders to give us their reasons why parks matter for health.