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Parks and Recreation Community Advisory Group

  •  About the advisory group

    The purpose of the Gresham Parks & Recreation Community Advisory Group is to bring together a diverse group of community members and City representatives for a limited duration to evaluate Gresham’s Parks & Recreation services and recommend strategies to improve community outcomes. 

    Community volunteers are working on Gresham’s parks and recreation to: 

    • Review community feedback and prioritize park projects for construction in the next few years.
    • Make recommendations for upcoming recreation program development.
    • Foster collaboration among diverse community interests.

    Traci Simmons, Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Mt. Hood Community College, is the DEI facilitator for the committee. Ms. Simmons will help the committee keep an equity focus as we develop Gresham's parks and recreation program. 


    • First Thursdays of the month
    • 6:00-8:00 pm 
    • Meetings will take place online via Zoom (see agendas below for meeting links)

    Meeting participation and parks updates

    Staff liaisons

    Joe Walsh, Parks and Recreation Program Manager, 503-618-2300 or

    Council liaisons

    Meeting agendas and minutes

  • Jan. 6, 2022
    Nov. 18, 2021