Parks, Library, and Recreation Department

Welcome to the Department of Parks, Library, and Recreation. It is our goal to provide quality recreation, 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:
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           Wade Gandee   Email                                                                    


Parks, Cemetery, and Forestry Superintendent

  Jamie Ulrich Email  

Library Superintendent 
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Sandy VanDusen     Email
Recreation Center Superintendent
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Dennis Fuller   Email 
Recreation Programs Superintendent
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Monty Waite     Email 
 Museum Curator
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 Kay Rich       Email
 Department Administrative Assistant: 
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Cassia Freeland      Email


The Department of Parks, Library and Recreation Board Members:

  • Jim Smith
  • Tracy Glissmann
  • Tom Bedford
  • Kelly Lowery
  • Marty Smock
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.
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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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