Parks and Recreation Commission

About the Commission 

The Parks and Recreation Commission oversees Parks, Recreation and the Recreation Millage through programs, maintenance and approved events.

Parks and Recreation Master Plan 

The  2020-24 Parks and Recreation Master Plan is available for public review on the City's website. It is separated into two parts, volume one and volume two

Meetings and Agendas

Meetings of the Parks and Recreation Commission are generally organized the third Wednesday of every other month at 4:00 p.m.  Meetings are held at the same time as the Ella W. Sharp Park Board in the Ella Sharp Park Golf Course Clubhouse at 2800 Fourth St. Jackson, MI 49203. The following is a list of proposed meetings for 2022: 

  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022 
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2022
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2022
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2022
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022

The latest meeting information is posted on the City Meeting and Event CalendarFuture meeting agendas will be posted in the Agenda and Minutes Center.

Contact Us

  1. Email

    Parks and Recreation Dept. 
    5th Floor of City Hall
    161 W. Michigan Ave. 
    Jackson, MI 49201 



    • Danielle Dobies (Chairperson) 
    • Cathy Moore (City Representative) 
    • Pamela Fitzgerald (Jackson Public Schools Representative) 
    • Councilperson Will Forgrave (Sharp Park Board Trustee) 
    • Stephanie Moser (Sharp Park Board Trustee)
    • Michelle Woods (Sharp Park Board Trustee)
    • Russell Davis III (Alternate, Sharp Park Board Trustee)
    • Jeffery Beal (Ex-Officio, Superintendent of Jackson Public Schools)
    • Sheila Troxel (Ex-Officio, Chairperson of the City Planning Commission) 
    • Jonathan Greene (Ex-Officio, City Manager)