Recreation & Parks Commission

The Mission of this Commission is to advise the City Council and City staff so as to provide excellent parks and recreation facilities, to preserve open space and to provide programs that enrich, educate and serve the needs of the diversity of the residents in Richmond.

Meet the Commissioners:

                 Maryn Hurlbut (Chair)

Starting her information technology career at IBM in 1966 while attending one of the first computer science degree programs in the US (University of Rochester in NY), Maryn has acquired decades of experience in Information Technology encompassing strategic planning, infrastructure architecture and design, business and technical requirements definition, technical design engineering, project planning/management and focused facilitation. She founded and has owned Technology Affiliates International since 1987.

She is the mother of five adult sons in a blended family.  With her husband, Garry, she enjoys international travel and several community service roles including founding and running the Richmond Tennis Association, a 501 (c)(3) city partner, teaching tennis to the youth of Richmond starting at age 3 and maintaining and improving the property and facilities around the “Plunge” pool in an “Adopt-a-Spot” program with the City of Richmond. Her community service goal is to improve the quality of healthy, active lifestyles of Richmond residents one little bite at a time.

Parks by Recreation and Parks Commissioner:

As of 4-2-18

Maryn Hurlbut (Chair): rec.parkscommission@gmail.comNeighborhood Councils
Janice PlaylotPoint Richmond Neighborhood Council (PRNC)
Judge Carroll ParkPRNC
Point Richmond Civic TrianglePRNC
Point Richmond Community CenterPRNC
Hurlbut Tennis & Garden ParkPRNC
Kenny ParkPRNC
Kennedy Swim CenterPark Plaza
Municipal Natatorium - The PlungePRNC
Nicholl ParkRichmore Village/Metro Square
Point Molate Beach ParkPRNC
Richmond Recreation ComplexRichmore Village/Metro Square

Payal Patel (Vice-Chair):Neighborhood Councils
Bay Vista ParkHilltop Bayview
Hilltop Green ParkHilltop Green
Hilltop Lake ParkHilltop Bayview
Hilltop ParkFairmede Hilltop
Parchester Park & Community CenterParchester Village

Pardip Saini (Treasurer):
Neighborhood Councils
Abraham Braxton ParkLaurel Park
Booker T. Anderson Jr. Park & Community CenterParkview
Central ParkRichmond Annex
Crescent ParkParkview
Huntington ParkRichmond Annex
Mendocino ParkRichmond Annex
Monterey PlaylotSouthwest Annex
Senior Center AnnexRichmond Annex
State Court ParkLaurel Park

Steven Paskowitz (Secretary):
Neighborhood Councils
Barbara and Jay Vincent ParkMarina Bay
Lucretia Edwards ParkMarina Bay
Martin Luther King Jr. Park & Community CenterCoronado
Marina Bay Park (Rosie the Riveter Monument)Marina Bay
Shimada Friendship ParkMarina Bay
Southside Community ParkSanta Fe
Virginia PlaylotCoronado

Soheila Bana:
Neighborhood Councils
La Moine ParkMay Valley
May Valley Community CenterMay Valley
Mira Flores ParkPark Plaza
Rain Cloud ParkEl Sobrante Hills
Richmond GreenwayAtchison Village, Iron Triangle, Richmore Village/Metro
Unity ParkRichmore Village/Metro Square


Benjamin Schwartz
Neighborhood Councils
Burg ParkNorth and East
Country Club Vista Park
Humboldt ParkRichmond Heights
Humphrey PlaylotNorth and East
Kern PlaylotRichmond Heights
Mira Vista ParkRichmond Heights
North Richmond Ball Field
Shields-Reid Park & Community CenterShields-Reid
Solano PlaylotNorth and East
Tiller ParkRichmond Heights
Wendell ParkNorth and East

Joey Smith
Neighborhood Councils
Richard J. Boyd ParkAtchison Village
Boorman ParkCortez/Stege
Civic Center PlazaNorth and East
Developing Personal Resources CenterBelding/Woods
Elm St. PlaylotIron Triangle
John F. Kennedy ParkPark Plaza
Lucas ParkIron Triangle
Nevin ParkIron Triangle
Richmond Senior CenterNorth and East
Santa Fe Union ParkSanta Fe
Sheridan Observation PointIron Triangle
Stewart PlaylotIron Triangle
Veterans Memorial ParkIron Triangle


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