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Saline Parks Commission

Park Commission

The Parks Commission operates, constructs, maintains and plans a system of public parks and playgrounds. The Parks Commission meets on the third Tuesday of every month (except December when it meets the second Tuesday), at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. The Parks Commission consists of nine members/two year terms.

2018 Parks Commission Members 

Neil M Jason S. Matt C Chris E Mark W

Neil Morman


Jason Shields

Vice Chair

Matt Cheney Chris Elenbaas Mark Woodhurst
Heidi M  Jim P Scott S  Chuck Lesch  



City Council

Jim Peters Scott Spooner  Chuck Lesch

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2019 Green Thumb Award Information


6 Reasons Why Parks Matter for Health

The National Park Service celebrates its centennial this week, and our national parks have never been more appreciated; visitors made a record-breaking 307.2 million visits to them in 2015. But what many park goers may not realize is that the access to natural scenery and park activities national parks provide play a role in improving health. In fact, research shows that using public parks—even tiny local ones in your neighborhood—contributes to health in a number of ways, from promoting physical activity to improving mental health and even having the potential to reduce health care costs.

To celebrate this milestone in American history, the Culture of Health blog's editorial team asked six leaders to give us their reasons why parks matter for health.