Riley County Park Board

Riley County Park Board

In each community, a local park board is established for the purpose of planning park facility improvements. Local city governments will be responsible for maintaining all improvements or facilities funded by the county for their community. Each organization or agency will be asked to recommend an appointee to the County Commission to represent their group on the advisory board when a vacancy occurs.

The Riley County Park Board is responsible for:
  • Evaluating county park needs
  • Developing a plan to meet those needs
  • Establishing priorities for park improvements
  • Recommending the allocation of money from the park budget for funding the planned improvements.  

Local Park Boards

The County Park Advisory Board is appointed by the Commission to make recommendations concerning park improvements in Riley County.  Local city governments are responsible for maintaining all improvements or facilities funded by the county for their community. Each organization or agency will be asked to recommend an appointee to the County Commission to represent their group on the advisory board when a vacancy occurs.

Appointments to the Board

The Riley County Clerk will assist the County Commission with maintenance of the Park Advisory Board membership roster. If a member is appointed as a representative from the Extension Council, Fair Board, or Township Officers Association, their appointment to the park board will coincide with their term on the other boards. The County Clerk will annually review the membership roster to renew or request new representatives for appointment by the County Commission.


Additional Information


Interested in being a member of the Riley County Park Board?

Board Liaison

John Ellerman, Director of Public Works
785-537-6330

Meetings


 Meetings will be held in March, June, September, and December each year, at 7 p.m., on the second Tuesday of the month. Other special meetings can be held as needed. The general public is invited to attend all park advisory board meeting

Members