Established by resolution, the Parks & Recreation Commission is responsible for the recreational needs of all citizens, and shall promote supervised public recreation within the City. Consists of seven (7) members: five (5) at large members, one (1) representative from Manhattan Beach Unified School District, and one (1) student representative, who meet on the 4th Monday of every month at 6:00 PM.
Parks and Recreation Commissioners
|Current Term Expires|
|1. Member At-Large||Suzanne Karger||6/1/16||
|2. M.B. Unified School
|3. Member At-Large||Ken Weiner||6/1/17||5/31/20|
|4. Member At-Large||Steven Nicholson||6/1/18||5/31/21
|5. Older Adult||Laurie McCarthy
|6. Member At-Large||J.J. Turkmany, Jr.||6/1/16||5/31/19
|7. Student Representative||Genevieve Jackson
Meets 4th Monday of each month at 6:00 PM in the City Council Chambers.
Staff Liaison: Mark Leyman, Parks and Recreation Director, (310) 802-5403
Members serve 3 year terms. They may serve a maximum of two terms (6 years).
Seat 7, Mira High School Student, member serves a maximum of one year.
** Members appointed to fill a vacancy with less than 18 months remaining in the term are automatically reappointed to a three-year term without additional Council action.
*** If a vacant seat had 18 months or more remaining in its original term, the member would complete the original term and then be eligible for reappointment to one succeeding three-year term.
Free Class at the Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden
- Date: 10/29/2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
- Location: Amphitheater at Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden (West end of Polliwog Park)
1236 North Peck Avenue
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
Gretchen Renshaw , UCLA Instructor & Science Specialist at Grand View Elementary, will help you learn how to identify and attract the beautiful insects, including butterflies and bees, that you can see in gardens all around the South Bay. Find out what insects have to offer and what their purpose is in nature.
Kids are welcome to come with their parents.
Location: Amphitheatre in the center of the Garden. MBBG is on the west side of Polliwog Park.
Free Parking: Next to MBBG on Peck Avenue, or the adjacent lot at the north end of Peck Ave.
Prior Registration: Please let us know you’re coming, to assure we have enough handouts (or in case of class cancellation). Leave the name of class, your contact info, and number of people. (No confirmation callbacks unless requested.)
Contact: Leave message with Julie at (310) 546-1354
You can refer to the Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden website to view the schedule of upcoming classes.
More information on the City's Environmental Programs can be found on the Going Green website.