Recreation & Parks Commission

The mission of the Recreation and Parks Commission is to advise the City Council and City staff so as to provide excellent service at our parks and recreation facilities, to preserve open space, and to provide programs that enrich, educate, and serve the needs of the diversity of the residents in Richmond.

Members Terms and Meeting Information

  • Meeting Dates and Times - every first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 P.M.
  • Meeting Location - continued via Zoom as of July 2021
  • Maximum nine (9) members - Richmond residents
  • Three-year terms - see list of current Commissioner term dates
  • Three (3) consecutive terms
  • City Council Liaison - Council Member Melvin Willis
  • Staff Liaison - Ranjana Maharaj, Deputy Director for Community Services-Recreation

Meetings Agenda Information

Agendas  |  Agenda Packets  |  Minutes  |  Recordings

Public comment may be submitted by email and/or Zoom video conference in the manner that follows; provided that no member of the public may submit more than one verbal comment per agenda item.

  1. Via email to by 1:00 P.M. on the day of the meeting
    • Emails must contain in the subject line: 1) Public Comments – Open Forum; or 2) Public Comments agenda item # - [include the agenda item number].
    • All such emails will be posted online and emailed to the Commission before the meeting is called to order. No individual email will be read into the record. Due to the high volume of emails received, emails that do not contain the correct identifying information in the subject line may be overlooked and may not become part of the record. Email received after 1:00 P.M. will be posted online following the meeting as part of the supplemental materials attached to the meeting minutes.
  2. Via Zoom by video conference or by phone using the following link and/or call-in numbers:
    • Please click the link below to join the webinar:
      Webinar ID: 937 7152 1625
      Passcode: 156963
    • One tap mobile:  +16699006833,or 93771521625# US (San Jose)
    • Or join by phone:  US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 205 6099 
      1. To comment by video conference, click on the Participants button at the bottom of your screen and select the “Raise Your Hand” button to request to speak when Public Comment is being asked for. Speakers will be called upon in the order they select the “Raise Your Hand” feature. When called upon, press the unmute button. After the allotted time, you will then be re-muted. 
      2. To comment by phoneyou will be prompted to “Raise Your Hand” by pressing “*9” to request to speak when Public Comment is asked for. When called upon, you will be asked to unmute by pressing *6. After the allotted time, you will then be re-muted. Instructions on how to raise your hand by phone are available at:
Rec and Parks Commissioners Banner
Joey Smith, ChaIr
Brendan Havenar-Daughton, Vice ChaIr
Allison Blakeley, Secretary
Soheila Bana, Commissioner
Maryn Hurlbut, Commissioner
Eleanor Thompson, Commissioner
Catalin Kaser, Commissioner

Parks by Recreation and Parks Commissioner: As of April 1, 2020

Maryn Hurlbut  Area 1:                                               Neighborhood Councils

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

Brendan Havenar-Daughton Area 2:

Bay Vista Park                                                                                    Hilltop Bayview, Hilltop Village

Country Club Vista                                                                               

Fairmede Park                                                                                    Fairmede Hilltop

Hilltop Green Park                                                                              

Hilltop Lake Park

Hilltop Park

Parchester Park & Community Center                                              Parchester Village

Pardip Saini (Treasurer) Area 3:

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

Allison Blakeley Area 4:

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

Remi Payne Area 5:

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

Eleanor Thompson Area 6:

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

Joey Smith Area 7:

Richard J. Boyd Park                                                                        Atchison Village

Belding-Garcia                                                                                  Belding/Woods

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

Soheila Bana & Brendan Havenar-Daughton Area 8:

Richmond Greenway Entrances and Parks

Unity Park

Dirt World

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