& Recreation Advisory Bodies
Parks & Recreation Commission
The Parks & Recreation Commission (PRC)
is a body of citizens appointed to advise the Citys Parks & Recreation
Department staff and the Council on the development and operation of recreation programs
and parks as well as the implementation of the Parks & Recreation Element of the General
Plan. The PRC provides leadership in developing a comprehensive
recreational program for city residents of all ages by being familiar
with their wishes, plans for growth and future park needs and advises
the Parks & Recreation Director on department administration. Since the
absorption of the Committee on Shared Use of Recreational Facilities in
early 2012, the PRC also advises
Council and the San Luis Coastal Unified School District Board on policy for
operation and priorities for granting use of city/school district joint
use recreational facilities as well as plans for balanced integration of
school district property being developed.
The Parks & Recreation Commission meets on the first Wednesday of each month at
5:30 p.m. in the City's Council Chambers at 990 Palm Street.
Shelly Stanwyck, Parks & Recreation
Director, is the staff
Jack House Committee
The Jack House Committee assists the
Council and the Parks & Recreation Department in the administration and restoration of
the historic Jack Residence at 536 Marsh Street. The Committee makes recommendations for
basic rules and regulations which will allow for the greatest possible public use and
enjoyment of the house and grounds while protecting and preserving the history and
integrity of this cultural and recreational facility. The grant deed specifies that members
of the Jack House Committee represent the County Historical Society, Cal Poly School of
Architecture faculty, Cal Poly Department of Ornamental Horticulture faculty, Parks &
Recreation Commission, and heirs of Robert and Nellie Jack. Two at-large members are also
appointed to this committee. Committee members must be city residents except for the heir
to the Jack family.
Meetings of the Jack House Committee
are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm at the Parks & Recreation
Department, 1341 Nipomo Street.
Shannon Bates, Recreation Manager, serves as the staff liaison, (805) 781-7296.
The Advisory Committee on Shared Use of
Recreational Facilities(SURF) was
absorbed by the Parks and Recreation Commission in early
2012. Past minutes can be accessed via this link to
(The purpose of the Shared Use of Recreational Facilities
Committee (SURF) was to advise the
Council and San Luis Coastal Unified School District Board regarding policy for
operation of city/school district joint use recreational facilities and priorities for
granting use of those facilities as well as plans for balanced integration of school district
property being developed. The SURF also advised Council on potential
joint use agreements with other agencies.)
Applications for all advisory bodies are accepted year-round by
the City Clerk's Office.