Parks and Recreation Commission

Wright County Parks & Recreation Commission


  • Meets the 2nd Monday of January, March, May, July, September, and November
  • Location: Wright County Public Works Building, 3500 Braddock Ave NE, Buffalo, MN 55313
  • Time: 6 pm

Vision


Wright County envisions providing opportunities for a growing population to connect to and experience nature through a well-managed system of parks, trails, open spaces and programs.

Mission


To enable citizens and guests to recognize, enjoy, and appreciate the inherited natural and cultural resources of Wright County through preservation, enhancement, and programming of varied outdoor recreational opportunities and activities.

Goals


Wright County Parks & Recreation Department operates under three main goals:

  1. Preserve public lands that focus on waters, forests, grasslands, and open spaces that are not subject to governmental rules of urban and suburban development.
  2. Ensure land areas are sufficient in size for large scale recreational opportunities and adequate spaces for future development of operations are available beyond the current need.
  3. Provide evidence that by preserving for the future, Wright County has concern for and will take steps to protect significant natural and cultural assets.


Strategies

Wright County will:

  1. Provide natural resource-based parks, trails and programs that reflect the need of the regional clientele.
  2. Give priority to expanding/establishing/improving parks and trails in areas that:
    • Experience loss of integrity due to surrounding development.
    • Protect fragile or limited biological/scenic resources.
    • Provide year-round multipurpose uses for all age groups.
  3. Manage, maintain and restore the parklands so they retain their important scenic, natural and cultural values.
  4. Balance environmental concerns with outdoor recreational opportunities within park areas.
  5. Provide recreational development that foster appropriate use of parklands while preserving their unique and intrinsic value.
  6. Promote partnerships with public agencies, nonprofit organizations, volunteers and the private sector to achieve established goals.

Parks & Recreation Commission District Map

2018 Parks & Recreation Year End Report

Contact your Parks & Recreation Commissioner by email.

Kayaking at Bertram

Members

District
Commisioner
Term Ends
District 1

Martyn Dibben

December 31, 2020
District 2

Melanie Leckey

December 31, 2020

District 3

Sarah Hansen

December 31, 2019

District 4

Brad Danielson

December 31, 2021

District 5

Ryan Lazenby

December 31, 2019
At Large

Kevin Bergquist

At Will
County Commisioner Liaison

Mark Daleiden