Parks & Recreation Commission


  • 4th Wednesday of the month
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • City Hall
    Sandberg Room
    North St. Paul, MN 55109

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Debra Gustafson, City Contact
    Strategic Operations Director
  • Terry Furlong, Council Representative 
  • Lloyd Grachek, Chair 
  • Larry Amsden, Vice Chair 
  • Nancy Thorsen, Treasurer

  • Tim Cole, Commission Member
  • Heather Haas, Commission Member
  • Laura Greenlee - Karp, Commission Member
  • Ingrid Koller, Commission Member
  • Jim Naughton, NSPAA Association
    Yearly appointment by organization 
  • Sarah Zahradka, Commission Member
Investment in our parks builds upon our City's vision: An extraordinary small town in the Cities! For more information, please view the Park Improvement Plan (PDF).

Park Fund Allocations

  • Revitalization of Southwood Nature Preserve
  • Northwood Park rollerblade rink
  • Silver Lake playground structure
  • Colby Hills, Tower, and Hause park shelters
  • New swings at many parks
  • Silver Lake tennis court resurfacing
  • Veterans Memorial Park donator and Eagle Scout projects at various parks.
For more information about how you can help, please view the Park Fund Brochure (PDF).

Volunteers play a huge role in our park system. North St. Paul appreciates the many volunteers for their time, talent and dedication in strengthening our community. Learn more about Janie's Story on the Janie's Playground page.

For More Information

If you're interested in becoming a commission member, or have a question or a concern, please contact Strategic Operations Director Debra Gustafson by email or 651-747-2423.