Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee

Council accepting applications for Rec and Parks Commission

Hilliard City Council is accepting applications for the Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee, which will provide recommendations and advice on a variety of topics.

Generally, topics the committee will consider will include development of existing parkland; recreational facilities; trails and bikeways; health, wellness, and recreational programming; and updates to strategic plans. Major topics to be considered will include the future Community Center and the development of athletic fields and other park amenities.

Applicants must be residents of Hilliard.

To apply for a position on the Recreation and Parks Committee, send a letter of interest and a resume by February 18, 2022, to CityCouncil1@hilliardohio.gov.

Hilliard City Council appointed members to the recently re-established Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee at its meeting Monday night.

Those named to the committee were:

Three-year terms: Kurt Schooley and Melinda Dennis
Two-year terms: Michael Lentz and Brian Gara
One-year terms: Jane Rice, Christopher Kobs (high school student), Mike McDonough (representing Hilliard City Schools), and Linda Ulrey (representing Destination Hilliard)
Council members Les Carrier and Andy Teater also were appointed to the committee.

The committee will provide recommendations and advice on a variety of topics, including development of existing parkland; recreational facilities; trails and bikeways; health, wellness, and recreational programming; and updates to strategic plans.

Major topics to be considered in 2021 will include a Community Center feasibility study and the future development of athletic fields and other park amenities on the Jerman property, just west of and adjacent to Municipal Park.

The advisory committee will meet on dates and times it deems necessary to fulfill its purpose and to meet deadlines as required by Hilliard City Council. All meetings will be open to the public.

Contact the commission with questions or for more information.