Parks & Recreation Board


  • 12 p.m.
  • Second Tuesday of each month
  • Headwaters Meeting Room, Currents Aquatics Center in McCormick Park, 600 Cregg Lane, phone 721-PARK.

Agendas & Minutes

View current and archived agendas and minutes. View All Agendas and Minutes

Most recent agendas and minutes can be found by using the search function on the left side of the linked page. Click on the board you are interested in and select a date range to find specific documents.

View archived agendas and minutes prior to May of 2013 here.

Subcommittees of Parks & Recreation Board

Caras Park Extraordinary Events Committee - Agendas and Minutes - Meets on a as needed basis
Missoula Art Park Extraordinary Events Committee - Agendas and Minutes- Meets on a as needed basis
Tree Board - Agendas and Minutes - Meets on a as needed basis


The City Board of Parks and Recreation shall have such powers, hold such public meetings with public record minutes provided to the city clerk and perform such duties as are provided by the laws of the state and any other powers or duties not inconsistent therewith granted to it by the provisions of this code or other ordinance of the city.

Powers & Duties

Pursuant to § 7-16-4222, Montana Code Annotated, the City Park and Recreation Board may exercise the following powers and duties for any park or open space matter that has not been specifically addressed by city ordinance, resolution or the applicable portion of the city budget:

  • To make all rules for the use by the public of parks as well as open spaces, greenways, and trails placed under the care and control of the City Parks and Recreation Board.
  • To make all rules necessary or convenient to protect and promote the growth of trees and plants in parks, streets, avenues, alleys, boulevards, and public places under the care and control of the board and for the protection of all birds inhabiting, frequenting, or nesting in the parks, streets, avenues, boulevards, and public places.
  • Guiding Principles, Vision, Mission and Strategic Goals (PDF)


  • Seven members
  • Three-year terms


Appointees must be at least 21 years old, been a resident of the state for at least three years and been a resident for at least two years preceding the appointment to office of the city or town or an area which has been annexed by the city or town. Their position is considered vacant if the individual ceases to be a resident of the city or town.

Appointment is by the mayor and subject to City Council confirmation.

Members Start of Term End of Term
Ross Mollenhauer May 1, 2017 April 30, 2020
Wendy Ninteman March 11, 2019 April 30, 2022
Johnna Eisenmann May 1, 2017 April 30, 2020
Dale Harris (Chair) May 1, 2019 April 30, 2022
John O'Connor May 1, 2019 April 30, 2022
Sonja Verlanic May 1, 2019 April 30, 2022
Christine Ryan May 1, 2017 April 30, 2020


Council Committee


For more information contact the department liaison - Parks and Recreation - Betsy Willett, Office Manager, 406-552-6258.


Position vacancies are advertised in the media approximately one month in advance. Interested in serving on a board? These are the vacant positions we are recruiting now.