Brooklyn Park
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Recreation and Parks Advisory

Members and staff liaison of the Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks Advisory Commission


The Recreation and Parks Advisory Commission studies issues relative to public parks and recreation.

View Recreation and Parks information

Roles and duties

The Recreation and Parks Advisory Commission helps determine and plan the future of the park system and recreational opportunities. The commission is great for those who want to ensure there are fun places to go and things to do in Brooklyn Park:

  • Give input on parks issues, everything from replacement of playground equipment to noise ordinances
  • Give input on recreational activities to ensure they are affordable and equitable for all
  • Assist in the future planning of the park system
  • Serve as ambassadors for the parks and recreation department

Apply to become a commissioner

Applications are always welcome! Applications are kept on file for one year. As openings occur, applicants are notified of openings and invited to participate in the commission interview process.

Fill out an application


Three years


Third Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m.

Time commitment (approximate)

Five to ten hours per month

Parks system plan

Read about the parks system plan

Council liaison

Susan Pha

Planning commission liaison

Carol Vosberg

Staff liaison

Jody Yungers

Commission members

Name District representing Term ends
Kimberly Carpenter City at-large April 1, 2019
Monica Dillenburg Central April 1, 2020
Dwain Erickson West April 1, 2019
Deborah Everson City at-large April 1, 2020
Aslam Tajim Hayat City at-large April 1, 2021
Cindi Matthew Central April 1, 2019
Mark Nolen City at-large April 1, 2021
Eric Peterson East April 1, 2021
Christy Sandberg East April 1, 2020
Rafito Thomas City at-large April 1, 2019
Lang Vang City at-large April 1, 2020
Jane Wilson West April 1, 2021


Contact us

Community Activity Center (Recreation and Parks Department)

5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to the Community Activity Center

September through May office hours

Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

June through August office hours

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, closed unless we have a scheduled event or activity.

Hours may vary based on events, activities and holidays.

Phone and email

Jody Yungers
Recreation and Parks Director
Email Jody Yungers

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