Parks & Recreation Commission

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  1. Bryce Shearen, CPRE

    Parks & Recreation/Community Services Director

Regular Meetings

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • First Thursday of each month
  • City Hall
    515 Little Canada Road E
    Little Canada, MN 55117

Agendas & Minutes

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


  • Ron Horwath - Chair (Term Ends: December 31, 2025)
  • Anna Abruzzese (Term Ends: December 31, 2023)
  • Shawn Hipp (Term Ends: December 31, 2023)
  • Mike Mui (Term Ends: December 31, 2024)
  • Maggie DeLong Miller (Term Ends: December 31, 2023)
  • Peter Schletty (Term Ends: December 31, 2024)
  • Kate Williams (Term Ends: December 31, 2025)
  • Ayanna Churcher - Youth Commissioner (Term Ends: July 31, 2023) 


The Parks and Recreation Commission advises the City Council on park acquisition, park development, and recreational programming. Their meetings are open to the public, and broadcast in several fashions. This Commission consists of seven members appointed by the City Council. Terms are for three years, with appointments made in January.

Mission & Goals

Our mission is to promote community engagement, wellness, and pride by providing exceptional public recreation services and facilities.

The Parks & Recreation Goals are as follows:

  • Excellent customer service:
    • Making the customer feel special
    • Going the extra mile
    • Collaborating with others to deliver a great experience
  • Promoting a Sense of Community Pride:
    • "We are Little Canada”
  • Well maintained and safe parks and facilities:
    • Well maintained: clean, timely service, functional equipment, good ice
    • Safe: Trails are plowed and maintained, open line of sight, proactive/responsive to issues
  • Programming for all ages and abilities:
    • Inclusive, “team” environment
    • Activities, trips, educations opportunities to enhance Quality of Life
    • Partnering to ensure broad opportunities

Watch Our Meetings

Our Parks and Recreation Commission meetings are broadcast live online or on Little Canada's Cable Channel 16 or you may view past meetings online.

Commission Openings

Vacancies on this Commission are advertised under our volunteer opportunities