Park & Recreation Commission

About the Commission

The Park and Recreation Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council on all matters pertaining to public recreation, including parks, playgrounds, landscaping, childcare, the arts, educational courses and entertainment. Current work has focused on the creation and implementation of El Cerrito Parks & Recreation Facilities Master Plan and monitoring the design and implementation of Park & Recreation projects in the City’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The Commission considers the annual budget of the Recreation Department during its preparation and makes recommendations with respect thereto. Additionally, the Parks Commission assists in the planning of a recreation program for the City-promoting and stimulating public interest; and to that end, solicits to the fullest possible extent the cooperation of special authorities and other interested public and private agencies. The Commission studies present and future needs of the City with regard to park and recreation facilities.

Enabling Legislation

commission work plan

2021-2022 Work Plan approved 8-25-21


Ben Chuaqui, Chair
Avis Codron, Vice Chair
Jennifer Kaczor
Norman La Force
Art Machado
Megan Wier

Council Liaison
Paul Fadelli

Staff Liaison
Chris Jones, Recreation Director

Typically the 4th Wednesday of each month
7:00 p.m.
(Currently Meeting via Zoom)
Council Chambers, City Hall
10890 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito
or various Clubhouse locations


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