April 1, 2015

Parks, Library, Recreation

Welcome to the Department of Parks, Library and Recreation. It is our goal to provide quality recreation and leisure activities and programs to our citizens. General Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Director of Parks, Library and Recreation: Wade Gandee
Parks, Cemetery, Forestry Superintendent: Shawn Rewoldt
Library Superintendent: Sandy VanDusen
Museum Curator: Kay Rich
Recreation Superintendent: Dennis Fuller
Department Secretary: Cassia Freeland


The Department of Parks, Library and Recreation Board

  • Jim Smith
  • Steve Gress
  • Tracy Glissmann
  • Tom Bedford
  • Kelly Lowery

The Parks, Library and Recreation (PLR) Board meets the second Tuesday of each month to address issues related to the City’s Parks, Cemetery, Forestry, Library, Recreation Center, Recreation programs and Museum. The board advises the Director of PLR on a variety of topics and also has the power to adopt rules and regulations related to Parks, Library and Recreation facilities and programs. The PLR Board welcomes public input. If you have a question or concern, you can attend a regular monthly meeting or contact any one of the board members listed. You can also call or drop by the Parks, Library and Recreation Office located downstairs, and  to the right, in City Hall at 421 North 4th Street.

PLR Master Plan

The PLR Department now has a Facebook page, use the link below for events and things that are going on in the department!


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