Until further notice, all Recreation and Parks Commission meetings and work sessions will be held via Zoom online meetings.
The Commission continues to welcome your participation in our meetings and we want to be very clear on how you can stay connected to our meetings and express your needs and questions.
To participate: send an e-mail to Rec.ParksCommission@gmail.com requesting the ID and password for the meeting you want to attend. Your message must contain your telephone number.
If you would like to speak in open forum or on any topic on the published agenda, you must write your statement in your e-mail and refer to the item under which you would like to speak, for example:
TOPIC: OPEN FORUM
"I want to ask how my family can have a party at the picnic tables at Nicoll Park without getting in trouble."
TOPIC: PRESENTATION ON COMMUNITY SERVICES PROGRAMS
"I want to ask where I can get a free day care on second shift (4 until 11)."
All questions will be answered, either during the meeting or in a return e-mail. All meetings of the Recreation and Parks Commission are open to the public and we welcome and encourage your input. We are exercising these security measures to guard against malicious hacking of our meetings where we would like to inform you, hear from and help you. And to keep our safe distance. We can work together during these unusual times!
Check the city calendar for our next scheduled Recreation and Parks Commission meeting.
Thank you for your understanding.
Maryn Hurlbut, Chair
Maryn Hurlbut, Chair
Starting her information technology career at IBM in 1966 while attending one of the first Computer Science Degree programs in the US at the University of Rochester in NY, she has designed and managed many ground breaking projects for various government and international organizations.
She is the mother of five sons in a blended family who designed, completed and “Adopted” the Hurlbut Tennis and Garden Park (the grounds around the Plunge pool in Point Richmond) with her husband Garry (CEO of the Richmond Tennis Association).
Her community service goal is to improve the quality of healthy, active lifestyles for all residents of Richmond through innovative thinking/action.
Joey D. Smith, Vice-Chair
Richmond, CA has much to offer those who live, work and/or play here. I am honored to be one of the stewards for our city’s parks, community centers & public facilities while serving as a liaison for our community and city council.
Brendan Havenar-Daughton, Secretary
Born and raised in Oakland, Brendan is passionate about the diverse East Bay culture that has helped shape his worldview. As a long time student of sustainability, Brendan’s experience ranges from sustainable agriculture and tropical reforestation in Central America to energy efficiency project management here in the Bay Area. Brendan believes that Richmond parkland is one of the greatest municipal treasures the City has to offer our community - so get out and enjoy it!
As a Rec. and Parks Commissioner I will respond to residents’ demands for safe and clean parks and recreation centers. My goal is to collaborate with non-profits to aide the cities rapidly growing homeless population encamped on park grounds and surrounding areas. I look forwarding to building a network with my Fellow Richmond residents to beautify our neighborhoods and parks.
Soheila Bana is a longtime resident of Richmond as she admires the natural landscape and diversity of the area. Soheila enjoys volunteering her time for humanitarian causes. She is a mother of two who makes a living as a professional engineer and also as a real estate agent.
Growing up in Berkeley, Allison started volunteer work as a teenager, in the Berkeley Public Library and the Headstart program, has also done volunteer work for Project Open Hand, Ronoh School; and presently for the Oakland Museum Women’s Board White Elephant Sale and other organizations.
Although she makes her living as a performing violinist in the so-called “Freeway Philharmonic” of the Bay Area, her interests are wide and varied, her education including philosophy, linguistics, and psychology; she also enjoys history, nature, ecology, photography, art, and organic gardening, expects to be a lifelong student, and tries to have a positive impact for the world, people, animals and plants.
I am passionate about community service and preserving our park assets for future generations
I love Richmond. I have lived in this city over 50 years and I am serving on the Recreation and Parks Commission because I love serving the people of Richmond.
Janice Play lot Point Richmond
Judge Carroll Park Point Richmond
Point Richmond Civic Triangle Point Richmond
Point Richmond Community Center Point Richmond
Hurlbut Tennis & Garden Park Point Richmond
Kenny Park Point Richmond
Municipal Natatorium-The Plunge Pool Point Richmond
Nicholl Park Richmore Village/Metro Square
Point Molate Beach Park Point Richmond
Richmond Recreation Complex Richmore Village/Metro Square
Bay Vista Park Hilltop Bayview, Hilltop Village
Country Club Vista
Fairmede Park Fairmede Hilltop
Hilltop Green Park
Hilltop Lake Park
Parchester Park & Community Center Parchester Village
Abraham Braxton Park Laurel Park
Booker T. Anderson Jr. Park & Community Center Parkview
Central Park Richmond Annex
Huntington Park Richmond Annex
Mendocino Play Lot Richmond Annex
Monterey Play Lot Southwest Annex
Richmond Senior Annex Richmond Annex
La Moine Park May Valley
May Valley Community Center May Valley
Mira Flores (under construction) Park Plaza
Rain Cloud Park El Sobrante Hills
Kern Play Lot Richmond Heights
Humboldt Park Richmond Heights
Tilller Park Richmond Heights
Mira Vista Park Richmond Heights
Barbara and Jay Vincent Park Marina Bay
JFK Park Park Plaza
Lucretia Edwards Park Marina Bay
Martin Luther King Jr. Center and Park Coronado
Marina Bay Park (Rosie the Riveter Monument) Marina Bay
Richmond Swim Center Park Plaza
Shimada Friendship Park Marina Bay
Virginia Play Lot Coronado
Burg Park North and East
Humphrey Play Lot North and East
North Richmond Ball Field
Shields Reid Park & Community Center Shields-Reid
Wendell Park North and East
Richard J. Boyd Park Atchison Village
Boorman Park Cortez/Stege
Civic Center Plaza North and East
DPRC Developing Personal Resources Center North and East
Elm St. Play Lot Iron Triangle
Lucas Park Iron Triangle
Nevin Park & Community Center Iron Triangle
Santa Fe Union Park Santa Fe
Senior Center North and East
Sheridan Point Park Iron Triangle
Southside Community Park Santa Fe
Stewart Park Iron Triangle
Veterans Memorial Park Iron Triangle
Richmond Greenway Entrances and Parks