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Saline Parks 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. virtually until further notice. The Parks Commission consists of nine members/two year terms.

2020 Parks Commission Members 

Janet Dillon

City Council

Jason Shields

Vice Chair

Scott Rentschler 

Scott Rentschler

Chris Elenbaas


Mark Woodhurst


Heidi McClelland


Jim Peters


Scott Spooner


Chuck Lesch



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Green Thumb Award 2021


The Green Thumb Award nominations will be accepted July 1 - August 31. Only properties within the City of Saline are eligible to be nominated. 


To nominate an individual or business, fill out this online form or print the form below and email to Carla Scruggs or deliver to the Saline Rec Center.


If you have any questions about the program or the nomination process, please contact Carla Scruggs by email or phone, 734-429-3502 ext. 2509.

Green Thumb Nomination form to print


Repainted Park Signs

Thank you to the Knights of Columbus and Jack Ceo on behalf of the Lindenberg Sister City organization for repainting several of our park signs. The Knights of Columbus painted our Marlpool and Brecon signs and Jack Ceo painted the Tefft Park sign.


Park Sign Park Sign 2

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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.