Parks Commission

Portland, Maine

About the Commission

The Parks Commission is a group of volunteer members of the community who are interested in the stewardship of the City of Portland Parks. Each month the Commission meets with the Director of Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department and the Parks Director to review projects and proposals.

The Commission also receives citizen input prior to and during each monthly public meeting to provide recommendations to the Director of Parks, Recreation & Facilities and the City Council.

mission statement

The mission of the Portland Parks Commission is to advocate for the enhancement and stewardship of our parks and open spaces. Review and propose projects that impact parks and open spaces and recommend action. Foster collaboration among park users and the City. Promotes public access and enjoyment. Advocate for public and private funding for parks and open spaces. Enjoy Portland for Life. 


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
First Thursday of each month
City Hall 
389 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101
Room 24 (Basement Level)

City Council Members

  • Councilor Belinda Ray

Commission Members

  • Amy Segal
  • Carol Hutchins, Friends of Deering Oaks
  • Chelsea Malacara
  • Colette Bouchard
  • Craig Lapine, At Large
  • Cynthia Loebenstein, Friends of Evergreen       Cemetery
  • Dory Waxman, Chair, At Large
  • Jaime Parker, V. Chair, Portland Trails Rep.
  • Meri Lowry, Land Bank Rep.
  • Michael Mertaugh, At Large
  • Nathan Robbins, At Large


Meeting minutes are available following approval.
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Parks Commission Annual Report

Green Space Gathering

The Green Space Gathering is an annual occasion for the Parks Commission and the public to celebrate the significant triumphs the City's parks have made throughout the year. Please stay tuned for this Fall's 7th annual Green Space Gathering information!